Phil Collins: How sad was his comeback concert with Genesis

Phil Collins: How sad was his comeback concert with Genesis

He fights where others give up.

Phil Collins (70) is one of the greatest drummers of all time, but Hi-Hat and Tom-Tom are out of the question.

It’s finally time on Monday: Collins returns from Genesis with his collaborators — but without any drumsticks! Britain could no longer hold on to it without the terrible pain.

The superstar revealed this on the “BBC Breakfast” broadcast about a week ago. Collins has been fighting numb hands for years—the result of a back and cervical vertebra surgery in 2009.


wrong place? Collins sits front, not back, drumsPhoto: Imago Images/Cover-Image

He then reappeared with Genesis for the first time: at the start of the big tour at the packed “Utilita Arena” in Birmingham. Since Collins could no longer play the drums, he limited himself to singing.

A sad sight: Still, Phil sat down on a chair, because he didn’t seem strong enough to stand up. Song “I Can’t Dance” (Eng.: I can not dance) Even more.

Hits such as “Mama” and “Turn It On Again” were also performed, but Collins, who appeared damaged, remained seated the entire time.

Touching: His son Nick (20) took his role as a drummer on stage – and pushed the band’s average age down tremendously. 70-year-old Mark Rutherford was on guitar, Tony Bunce (71) was on keyboards.

Of course, his son Phil is very proud of his performance, but: “I would love to play on stage with my son, it’s very disappointing,” said the cult musician in the run-up to “BBC”.


Phil Collins drops his son Nichols on TODAY drums

Phil Collins drops his son Nichols on TODAY drumsPhoto: Getty Images


Returning to Your Origins: Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Phil Collins (from left)

Returning to Your Origins: Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Phil Collins (from left)Photo: AP

Nevertheless, the Genesis return was successful. The next gig will be in Birmingham again on Tuesday. Manchester, London and the USA follow.

And then? this much only!

The “Last Domino Tour” would be Collins’ last tour. In an interview with the music magazine “Mojo”, the drum legend made it clear: “After this tour of England and America, I’ve had enough.”

A bright star says goodbye while sitting.

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