Phil Collins' son Nic signs on for Mike + The Mechanics

Nic Colllins
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Nic Collins has announced that he will be touring with Mike + The Mechanics on the band's 2023 Refueled tour. Collins recently filled in on drums for Genesis on their The Last Domino? reunion tour, and is stepping into usual Mechanics drummer Gary Wallis's shoes for next year's run of dates in the UK and Germany.

"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," says Mike Rutherford. "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."

"I'm thrilled to be taking up drumming duties on the next Mechanics tour," adds Collins. "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 will be performing "all the hits and a drop of Genesis" on the live dates.

Mike + The Mechanics Refueled tour dates

Apr 12: York Barbican
Apr 13: Stockton Globe
Apr 15: Aberdeen Music Hall
Apr 16: Perth Concert Hall
Apr 18: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Apr 19: Edinburgh Usher Hall
Apr 20: Gateshead Sage
Apr 22: Leicester De Montfort Hall
Apr 23: Stoke-On-Trent Victoria Hall
Apr 24: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Apr 26: Carlisle Sands Centre
Apr 27: Sheffield City Hall
Apr 28: Buxton Opera House
Apr 30: Northampton Derngate
May 01: Manchester Bridgewater Hall
May 02: Hull City Hall
May 04: Bath Forum
May 05: Basingstoke Anvil
May 07: Bournemouth Pavilion
May 08: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
May 10: Cardiff St. Davids Hall
May 11: Swansea Arena
May 12: Eastbourne Congress Theatre
May 14: Plymouth Pavilion
May 16: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
May 17: Oxford New Theatre
May 18: London Royal Albert Hall
May 20: Birmingham Symphony Hall
May 21: Milton Keynes Theatre
May 22: Llandudno Venue Cyrmu
May 24: Guildford G Live
May 25: Cambridge Corn Exchange
May 26: Reading Hexagon
May 28: Portsmouth Guildhall
May 31: Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle, Germany
Jun 02: Berlin Tempodrom, Germany
Jun 03: Halle Peissnitzinsel, Germany
Jun 04: Hamburg Stadtpark, Germany
Jun 06: Stuttgart Liederhalle Beethovensaal, Germany
Jun 07: Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Germany

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.