Phil Collins announces he will play drums for upcoming Genesis reunion tour

Publish Date
Monday, 9 March 2020, 10:30AM

If Genesis fans weren't already excited enough about the band's upcoming reunion after 13 years apart, legendary singer Phil Collins has announced he's planning on getting behind the drum kit again!

Collins essentially retired from playing the drums in concert since 2009 after he suffered nerve damage in his hands following a dislocated vertebra in his upper neck, making it impossible for him to play or even stand on his own for long periods of time.

He's since left drum duties to his teenage son Nic Collins and has performed seated for most of his recent shows.

However, despite his condition, the 69-year-old says there are parts of the band's set that he can manage by himself.

"I'm gonna be doing my best to play some bits on the tour," Collins told BBC Radio 2.

"I've gotta start really seriously thinking, but I have already been working out what I'm gonna do and what songs to play on."

Alongside Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford will reunite for 10 shows across the UK and Ireland later this year, marking the band's first time performing together since the last Genesis show in 2007.

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The lineup will also feature longtime touring bassist Daryl Stuermer and Phil Collins' son Nic Collins on drums.

Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett will not be taking part in the reunion.

The band has yet to address whether there are plans to take the tour worldwide.

Listen to the full interview HERE.