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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: Musician Phil Collins performs at The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 2010 supported by Novae at the Royal Albert Hall on November 17, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Phil Collins is using his make-up dates in London as an excuse to play even more U.K. shows later this year.

Collins returns to the Royal Albert Hall on November 26-27 to make up for shows that were postponed when he suffered a fall in his hotel room last month.

Now Collins has built an eight-date U.K. run around them, starting November 22 in Cardiff, Wales, and finishing December 3 in Birmingham, England. It’s Collins’ first full tour in nearly a decade, and while no other territories — including North America — have been scheduled yet, but Collins tells us he’ll certainly consider playing more:

“I’m back a bit. I mean, we’re doing these three cities…and we’re basically taking it as it goes. I certainly don’t want to go back on tour again, but I think, y’know, two or three weeks of shows, then a month off, the two or three weeks of shows, that kind of thing might work. So I’m hedging my bets here. I’m just taking baby steps… But it’s exciting, and the dates are sold out so that’s more exciting ’cause it adds a bit of an edge to it.”

Collins’ full U.K. itinerary includes:

November 2017

Wed 22             Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena

Fri 24                Sheffield – Arena

Sun 26              London – Royal Albert Hall

Mon 27             London – Royal Albert Hall

Wed 29             Manchester – Arena


December 2017

Fri 01                Glasgow – The SSE Hydro

Sat 02               Newcastle – Metro Radio Arena

Sun 03              Birmingham – Genting Arena


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.


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