Tue. May 24th, 2022

Phil Collins and Genesis have canceled their tour date in Glasgow tonight and their three dates at London’s O2 Arena, after a statement confirmed that several band members have tested positive for Covid-19

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Phil Collins admits he ‘can barely hold a drumstick’ in September

Phil Collins and Genesis have canceled tonight’s concert in Glasgow and the three dates at London’s O2 Arena after several band members tested positive from Covid-19.

The group – which includes Phil as well as keyboardist Tony Banks and guitarist-bassist Mike Rutherford – have been reunited for their tour, The Last Domino ?, but they have been forced to cancel tonight’s concert in Glasgow as well as their dates in London.

In a statement shared by Phil, Genesis said: “Following guidance and advice from the government, it is with great regret that the last four shows of Genesis’ Last Domino? Tour (this evening (8/10) at Glasgow SSE Hydro and 11 , October 12, 13 at The O2 in London) has had to be postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests within the band.



Phil Collins and Genesis have canceled four dates for their tour after members of their band tested positive for Covid
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“All tickets will remain valid and ticket holders will be contacted by their ticket providers. This is a hugely frustrating development for the band that has been devastated by this unfortunate event,” they continued. “We are working to rearrange them as soon as possible and announce the new dates via our website (http://genesis-music.com) and social media channels as soon as possible.

“They hate having to take those steps, but the safety of the audience and the tournament crew must be a priority. They look forward to seeing you when they return.”



Phil has been in poor health for the last couple of years, which means he has had to sit down to his concerts
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Phil has nerve damage and can no longer play drums
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Phil has appeared quite fragile throughout the tour and was sitting on a chair when he performed with the group for their first live date in 14 years.

His nerve damage has stopped him from being able to play drums, while he also has to go with a stick now.

He recently explained how the show has changed as he now needed to sit down.

He told The Guardian: “I do not do anything at all. I do not practice singing at home, not at all. Repetition is the exercise.



Phil recently explained how sitting down has not affected the concerts for the audience
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“These guys always try on me for not, but I have to do it this way.”

“Of course, my health changes things, that the show sitting changes things,” he added, explaining how he did not feel he should sit down was “in the way” of the show.

“But I actually found out from my recent solo tours that it did not get in the way; the audience was still listening and reacting. It’s not how I would have written it, but it’s the way it is.”


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