Adding on to the re-scheduled Albert Hall dates
Cai Trefor
13:23 30th June 2017

Phil Collins was in the midst of his first live shows in a decade when he was forced to cancel the last two of his comeback shows at Royal Albert Hall due to a fall in his hotel room.

The former Genesis turned solo icon, who brought us the likes of 'In The Air Tonight' and 'Easy Lover', has since rescheduled those dates for November 26 and 27, and subsequently added on a whole bunch of UK tour dates either side of them.

He will kick off the tour in Nottingham before heading to Sheffield, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and finishing off in Birmingham.

The Royal Albert Hall cancellation isn't the first high profile shows that Phil Collins has dropped in recent years. The Guardian reported in 2014 that the musician dropped out of benefit concert in Miami Beach following return of ‘some sort of neurological affliction’

Part of the reason this spat of shows is the first in such a long time is that he received nerve damage that prevented him from being able to play drums and he announced his retirement from music in 2011. But instead of retiuring as he first thought he has trained up his 16-year-old song to play every show.

Of his return, Phil Collins said: "It took just a few moments on stage and singing with the fans to convince me that this was the best idea I've had in years," says Phil of the recent shows, "There's so much love and so much fun. We decided to share that with as many people as we could."

Tonight, Collins and the band play a triumphant homecoming gig at the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park festival in the heart of London to 65,000 fans, after earlier receiving the Icon Award at the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards.

Tour dates are below. Tickets go on general sale Friday 7 July at 9am

Wednesday 22nd - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Friday 24th - Sheffield Arena
Sunday 26th - London Royal Albert Hall (all tickets from June 8th rearranged show valid)
Monday 27th - London Royal Albert Hall (all tickets from June 9th rearranged show valid)
Wednesday 29th - Manchester Arena
December 2017:
Friday 1st - Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Saturday 2nd - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Sunday 3rd - Birmingham Genting Arena