There was another concert of note in England: Phil Collins kicked off his comeback tour in Liverpool

posted by Mark Robertson - 

Phil Collins definitely showed his age during his opening night gig of his Not Dead Yet tour, which kicked off on June 2nd in Liverpool, England. The European trek, which is Collins first string of major dates since the handful of shows he performed in support of his 2009 covers collection, Going Back, marks his first major commitment to the road since the final Genesis tour a decade ago. Due to still persistent health issues, Collins, who's now 66 -- and once dynamic and incredibly physical performer -- was relegated to a swivel chair for the entire show, which featured such longtime band-mates as Leland Sklar on bass and longtime collaborator and right hand man, Genesis touring guitarist Daryl Stuermer. Handling drum duties was Collins' 16-year-old son Nic, who also played piano on the 1981 Face Value favorite "You Know What I Mean."

Ultimate Classic Rock reported that the show opened with a triple shot of Collins' classic ballads -- “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now),” “Another Day In Paradise,” and “One More Night,” and went on to feature such Collins '80s gems as “I Missed Again,” “Separate Lives,” “Only You Know And I Know,” “I Don’t Care Anymore,” “Something Happened On The Way To Heaven,” “Easy Lover,” “Sussudio,” “In The Air Tonight,” and “Take Me Home.” Collins only performed two Genesis songs -- the band's 1978 breakthrough hit "Follow You, Follow Me," and the 1986 chart-topper, "Invisible Touch."

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