Phil Collins Officially Ended His Retirement Friday Night In London England – Watch Here

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Phil Collins ended his retirement Friday night using a concert in Liverpool, England, the singer’s first full show in nearly a decade.

 

“Invisible Touch” had its first live airing since Collins sang it with Genesis in October 2007.

 


 

The setlist also featured Collins’ first ever solo rendition of Genesis’ “Follow You Follow Me”:

 


 

Elsewhere around the set list, Collins and his band which included his teenage son Nic Collins on drums, played “I Don’t Care Anymore” and “Only You Know and I Know” for the first time since the Both Sides Tour in 1995; “Can’t Turn Back the Years” was similarly unearthed following a two-decade onstage absense.

 


 

After a nearly decade-long hiatus that followed Collins’ battles with back issues, the singer announced in October 2015 that he was “no longer officially retired.” 2016 saw Collins shake off some rust with some mini-concerts and promotional appearances including a visit to the Tonight Show, before scheduling his upcoming European leg of the Not Dead Yet Tour.

 


 

“We’re working out a way to make a show special,” Collins told Rolling Stone. “At the moment, there won’t be any new material, but we can bring out some songs that we haven’t done so they’ll appear new.”