Phil Collins It looks like he gave a live performance for the last time in his career – alongside his band Genesis, no less – but if that’s true… his solo career has never been acknowledged.
The legendary rocker/drummer took to the stage Saturday night in London at the O2 Arena, where he and his co-stars did a major job of what they say will be their last ever concert together…this is after a highly successful world tour, which they have dubbed ” The last domino?
The place was crowded and people were swinging as Genesis ran their 24 track list of their greatest hits and favorite songs… dating back to when they first formed in the late 1960s. In fact, he was cool… and Phil led things on the mic as lead singer.
You see, he’s been sitting all the time – his health has been deteriorating in recent years… and he’s been walking around with a cane these days. He also can’t play drums anymore, but he still puts in a great show with Mike RutherfordAnd the Tony Banks and his son, nickWho is the Filled on drums for its pops. Even a former bandmate and rock god Peter Gabriel It was at hand.
Towards the end of the set, he tells Phil that this marks their last chapter as a live band – and they made a very emotional moment…a funny one too, with some pranks from the computer about how they’re going to have to everyone find jobs in the future.
The announcement was initially greeted with sadness by the crowd, but in the end, they gave the group an extended standing ovation… realizing they were watching something special.
And of course, as you can imagine, when Genesis walked off the stage for the last time… he left the stage.
Like we said, it was a great performance and a huge spectacle for everyone who watched it…but if this was, in fact, the last time Phil hit the stage with his talent – you must be wondering, why not let the guy get some solos for himself with the band backing him?
All of the songs played on Saturday were songs from Genesis, which is a good thing…this was their tour together, after all. But, it’s clear that Phil has a very prolific career on his own, with standout songs that we’re sure audiences will absolutely love to hear – especially if this is actually his last tour, presumably at this point that is.
Maybe that was the way he wanted things, but the guy… to come out without hesitation at least in In the Air Tonight, feels incomplete, right??? Anyway, thanks for the music guys!