Always the lovable charmer -- even though he was on the radio so often you wanted to smash your boombox -- British pop hitmaker Phil Collins has announced his first Minnesota concert of the 21st century and humorously named the accompanying U.S. trek the Not Dead Yet, Live! Tour.
The 67-year-old “In the Air Tonight” and “Sussudio” singer will play Target Center in Minneapolis on Oct. 21 about three-quarters of the way through the rather short 15-city run.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Tuesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. via AXS.com or the arena box office for $53-$278, but there’s a CitiCard pre-sale option that begins Friday at 10 a.m. and a Ticketmaster VerifiedFan option that starts Monday, May 14, at 10 a.m. (but requires pre-registration).
The tour is named after Collins’ recent autobiography, “Not Dead Yet.” Even though he holds the distinction of landing more Top 40 singles in the 1980s than any other artist – also including "One More Night," "Easy Lover," "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" and songs with his former band Genesis – the London native hasn’t toured North America in 12 years. He had scaled way back on his performance schedule even before that, too. Over the past couple years, he has made a few comeback appearances, including a cool pairing with the Roots for “In the Air Tonight.”