Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford introduced that Phil Collins’ son Nic will play drums on his 2023 Mike + the Mechanics tour dates.
Nic, 21, took his father’s place for Genesis’ remaining reunion tour after well being points left Phil Collins unable to play. As an alternative, he sang lead vocals from a seat and retired after their final efficiency in March.
Saying the Mechanics’ Refuelled! tour dates, which embody appearances in Germany and the U.Okay. from April to June subsequent 12 months, Rutherford stated, “We’re delighted to have Nic be part of us for the tour. … He has confirmed over the previous 5 years what a flexible and large drummer he actually is, so to have him with us on the street subsequent 12 months goes to be an actual deal with.” He added that Gary Wallis stays the band’s official drummer, including that “it’s unlucky he isn’t out there for this specific tour.”
Nic famous, “I’m thrilled to be taking on drumming duties on the following Mechanics tour. Enjoying with Mike over the past couple of years has been an actual deal with, so I’m excited to proceed sharing the stage with him together with the opposite Mechanics members. … I really feel privileged to be stepping in for Gary Wallis, who’s been with the band for 30-plus years. Yet one more large pair of footwear to fill!”
Forward of Genesis’ The Final Domino? tour, Rutherford praised Nic’s contribution to rehearsals, saying he “form of was means forward of us” and so helped pace up the method. “However the factor with Nic [is] he can sound like Phil. So once you’re doing a few of these previous songs, it’s fascinating — they return to how they had been after we did them on the albums, which was simply fairly enjoyable for us. … With Nic there versus Phil, it didn’t really feel a lot totally different from the perspective of enjoying.”
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