Exploring Songs on Phil Collins' Still Not Dead Yet Tour Setlist

I feel so good if I just say the words: Phil Collins is st-st-st-still on tour.
The former Genesis frontman is Still Not Dead Yet, an accomplishment he boasts with his tour of the same name. He's back touring North America by popular demand, and he's delivering exactly what the people ordered!
The second leg of his North American tour kicked off September 23 in Dallas, and he has a few West Coast shows left before wrapping things up October 19 in Vegas.
Cue up our Still Not Dead Setlist Playlist on Spotify to hear EXACTLY what Collins is playing on this tour, and keep reading for an in-depth look at some of the songs included on the setlist.

"Follow You Follow Me" (Genesis song)

Mike Rutherford claims to have written this love song in only ten minutes.
On the heels of two members' departure from the band – Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett – remaining members Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford wanted to rebrand themselves. Instead of their traditional elaborate and complex sound, they wanted to make a song that would attract a bigger audience, specifically more women.
Originally released in 1978's And Then There Were Three, "Follow You Follow Me" paved Genesis' way towards a more radio-friendly sound and became the group's first worldwide pop success.
Genesis, "Follow You Follow Me"

"In the Air Tonight"

I'm going to debunk the myth behind Collins' debut solo single: no, it's not about his friend who drowned and the guy who failed to save him. He didn't invite the guy to one of his shows, give him a front row seat and absolutely roast him for not saving his buddy (but how badass would that have been?).
There's a simpler answer: it's about his divorce.
"I had a wife, two children and two dogs, the next day I didn’t have anything," Collins said. "So a lot of these songs were written because at the time I was going through all these emotional changes."
"I didn’t know what I was singing about. Obviously when you’re going through a divorce, all kinds of things go through your mind: there’s anger, there’s bitterness, there’s hurt and all that stuff was in ‘In The Air Tonight’, menace, losing your temper at the end when the drums come in."
Phil Collins, "In the Air Tonight"

"Dance into the Light"

"Dance into the Light" is the title track and lead single from Collins' sixth solo album. Released in 1996, it did well on the UK charts – reaching No. 9 on the UK Singles charts. But it didn't fare too well here in the US, landing at No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100.
It's also one of his lesser-played songs live, having only been performed 251 times (as opposed to "In the Air Tonight"'s whopping 710 live performances).
Regardless, it's an iconic Phil Collins song and we're glad it made the cut for this tour!
Phil Collins, "Dance Into the Light"

"Sussudio"

Arguably one of Collins' most well-known songs, "Sussudio" is the first track off his third solo album, No Jacket Required. Both the single and the album reached No. 1 on their respective Billboard charts, and to this day, remain staples in his discography.
Like "In the Air Tonight," fans have speculated the song's meaning, and once again, I'm here to expose the truth.
And the truth is: Collins says he it was the result of improvisation.
"I set up this drum-machine pad, and I got some chords, and I started to sing into the microphone," he explained to VHS.
"...and this word came out, which was 'sus-sussudio.' It just literally came out, at the time… that was back when I could dance, so I kind of knew I had to find something else for that word, then I went back and tried to find another word that scanned as well as 'Sussudio,' and I couldn’t find one, so I went back to 'Sussudio.'"
(Before you play the video – can we talk about this image of Phil Collins looking absolutely ecstatic to be singing "Sussudio?" We need to cherish him).
Phil Collins, "Sussudio"
Collins has six shows left on his Still Not Dead Yet North American run. Check out those dates below and head to Live Nation to get tickets.
Phil Collins' 2019 North American Still Not Dead Yet Tour dates:
October 9, 2019: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.
October 11, 2019: Chi Health Center in Omaha, Neb.
October 13, 2019: Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.
October 15, 2019: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz.
October 17, 2019: Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif.
October 19, 2019: T-Mobil Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Last updated: 17 Oct 2019, 13:02 Etc/UTC