Global music legend Phil Collins is set to make his long-anticipated return to Australia with his 'Not Dead Yet' Live tour.
With over 280 million records sold, in a career spanning almost 50 years as a solo artist and a member of Genesis, Phil Collins is a generational icon and cultural legend whose work continues to influence and inspire fans, critics and fellow artists such as Adele, Lorde, Pharrell, and Beyoncé.
Not Yet Dead: Live!, titled after Phil Collins’ 2016 memoir of the same name, is a celebration of his life’s work and has received both fan and critical acclaim, with The Guardian raving, "Collins’ voice slips into gear, and a run of great songs sets the hall alight with excitement", while Irish Independent said "…pop legend Phil Collins proved he could still deliver…", and The Sheffield Star reported, "…he started with a standing ovation and finished with one that almost brought the house down.
The Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, commercially known as AAMI Park, is an outdoor sports stadium on the site of Edwin Flack Field in the Sports and Entertainment Precinct in the Melbourne City Centre. The stadium's major tenants are NRL team Melbourne Storm, the Super Rugby team Melbourne Rebels, and the A-League teams Melbourne Victory FC and Melbourne City FC.
AAMI Park became Melbourne's first large purpose-built rectangular stadium when completed in 2010. Referred to as Melbourne Rectangular Stadium during its construction, the ground was officially named AAMI Park on 16 March 2010, in an eight-year sponsorship deal with insurance firm AAMI. When the project to build the new stadium was approved, the largest stadiums in use were the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Docklands Stadium. These were venues of oval configuration and best suited to Australian rules football or cricket. The previous largest rectangular stadium in the city, Olympic Park, was a repurposed track and field venue.
The stadium was one of five venues for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, hosting the opening match and six other matches including one Quarter-final game. AAMI Park hosted rugby league Four Nations matches in 2010 and 2014, and was used for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.