Phil Collins’ son will tour with Mike & The Mechanics

Drummer Nic Collins, son of the legendary Genesis drummer and singer Phil Collins, who played on the band’s farewell tour will play drums on the upcoming Mike & The Mechanics 2023 European tour. The band was founded by the Genesis guitarist/bassist Mike Rutherford back in 1985 and is known for hits like “Silent Running”, “All I Need Is A Miracle”, “The Living Years” and “Over My Shoulder”.

The band talked in an official statement about Nic playing the drums: “Fresh from the recent Genesis dates, Nic Collins will be looking after drum duties for the upcoming Mechanics tour, as Gary Wallis will be unavailable.”

Mike Rutherford said: “We’re delighted to have Nic join us for the tour, he has proven over the past five years what a versatile and tremendous drummer he really is, so to have him with us on the road next year is going to be a real treat. Gary Wallis has always been the drummer for Mike + The Mechanics and will continue to be so, it is unfortunate he is not available for this particular tour.”

Nic Collins also talked about the tour, saying: “I’m thrilled to be taking up drumming duties on the next Mechanics tour! Playing with Mike over the last couple of years has been a real treat so I’m excited to continue sharing the stage with him along with the other Mechanics members. I feel privileged to be stepping in for Gary Wallis who’s been with the band for 30+ years. Yet another big pair of shoes to fill!”

Mike & The Mechanics 2023 tour dates

April

  • 12: York Barbican (UK)
  • 13: Stockton Globe (UK)
  • 15: Aberdeen Music Hall (UK)
  • 16: Perth Concert Hall (UK)
  • 18: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (UK)
  • 19: Edinburgh Usher Hall (UK)
  • 20: Gateshead Sage (UK)
  • 22: Leicester De Montfort Hall (UK)
  • 23: Stoke-On-Trent Victoria Hall (UK)
  • 24: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (UK)
  • 26: Carlisle Sands Centre (UK)
  • 27: Sheffield City Hall (UK)
  • 28: Buxton Opera House (UK)
  • 30: Northampton Derngate (UK)

May

  • 1: Manchester Bridgewater Hall (UK)
  • 2: Hull City Hall (UK)
  • 4: Bath Forum (UK)
  • 5: Basingstoke Anvil (UK)
  • 7: Bournemouth Pavilion (UK)
  • 8: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (UK)
  • 10: Cardiff St. Davids Hall (UK)
  • 11: Swansea Arena (UK)
  • 12: Eastbourne Congress Theatre (UK)
  • 14: Plymouth Pavilion (UK)
  • 16: Southend Cliffs Pavilion (UK)
  • 17: Oxford New Theatre (UK)
  • 18: London Royal Albert Hall (UK)
  • 20: Birmingham Symphony Hall (UK)
  • 21: Milton Keynes Theatre (UK)
  • 22: Llandudno Venue Cyrmu (UK)
  • 24: Guildford G Live (UK)
  • 25: Cambridge Corn Exchange (UK)
  • 26: Reading Hexagon (UK)
  • 28: Portsmouth Guildhall (UK)
  • 31: Frankfurt (GER)

June

  • 2: Berlin (GER)
  • 3: Halle (GER)
  • 4: Hamburg (GER)
  • 6: Stuttgart (GER)
  • 7: Dusseldorf (GER)

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