Phil Collins fans throughout North America are feeling things in the air tonight after learning of the news that the living legend has announced a sizable collection of tour dates. They will span late-September and all of October of this year. The truly ageless rocker born in Middlesex, England in January 1951 recently turned 68, and he is proving that age is just a number. Everyone interested in witnessing the epic rock ‘n roller, drummer, singer, songwriter and producer can easily secure surprisingly affordable Phil Collins 2019 Tour Tickets now.
Reaching for the Stars
A young Collins grew up in a middle-class situation where his father worked as an insurance agent and his mother represented actors and singers as a theater agent. At a young age, it became clear that Collins was equipped with special musical talents. When he entered an acting and professional training school in his mid-teens, it set in motion the course of events that made him a global rock star.
He initially gained widespread European recognition as the lead-singer for Genesis, and they carved out a name for themselves in the colorful and changing world of 1970s rock. They took a firm grasp of the European rock scene throughout the 1980s, and bridged the gap across the Atlantic Ocean to experience true success in America. The group released a total of 15 studio albums, and Collins had his creative fingerprints all over most of them.
Launching a solo career after experiencing massive success with a group has proven a bit risky over the course of the last few decades. But Collins made the transition seamlessly, releasing his initial solo album in February 1981 entitled Face Value, which immediately shot to the top of the United Kingdom Billboard Charts, as well as those in Canada, Sweden and Germany. The momentum and recognition that comes with having already established stardom is a great platform/launching pad for lead-singers to become soloists, if they have the talent to cut it.
His first solo album came in 1981, and it was first released in the United Kingdom in mid-February. In the many years since, it has gone Platinum 5X over. Indeed, the early 1980s were arguably the heyday of modern music, as fans made their way to record stores, made friends and acquaintances in the process, and purchased some of the most epic vinyl ever printed. Collins solo album spun on both sides of the pond inside of studios, houses and apartments of largely open-minded fans in the beginning of what turned out to be a magical decade.
The #1-ranked studio albums continued to come, and No Jacket Required quickly became his most successful solo studio album to date after it was released under the Atlantic label in late-January of 1985. It was #1 on the Billboard Charts in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Australia.
Incredibly, the exact-same thing happened four years later with the release of …But Seriously in November 1989. This pure domination of the solo pop, soft rock and progressive rock charts over a five-year span has not happened at any other point in history. The author was buying Phil Collins CDs at the original Tower Records in Sacramento with gift cards given to him for Christmas and birthday presents in the early 90s. Sacramento is pretty far away from Middlesex, England, demonstrating the incredible reach that Collins had around the world by the time he was 40 years old.
The living legend has picked out a variety of gigantic North American venues to stage what are sure to be epic live shows. The fun will begin on September 23 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. A Houston show on the following evening will unfold at the Toyota Center before the tour makes the jump to Tampa, Florida for a performance at the Amalie Arena on the evening of Thursday, September 26.
Atlanta and Charlotte will be rocked by Phil Collins in the final weekend of September before the tour jumps up to Detroit and Pittsburgh for performances on the first few days of October. A show in Buffalo on the 5th will precede a show at Madison Square Garden in New York City on the evening of October 6.
From there, the Phil Collins 2019 tour will touch down in Louisville, Omaha and Denver in the second week of October, before a show at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix on October 15. The highly-anticipated tour is currently scheduled to conclude with a performance at the Chase Center in San Francisco on October 17, as well as a grand finale at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 19. All fans interested in purchasing Phil Collins 2019 Tour Tickets for surprisingly affordable prices can do so now.