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 Sydney Super Dome (currently known as the Qudos Bank Arena) is a large multipurpose arena located in Sydney, Australia. It is situated in Sydney Olympic Park, and was completed in 1999 as part of the facilities for the 2000 Summer Olympics.
The A$190 million facility was designed by COX Architecture and Devine deFlon Yaeger; and constructed by Abigroup Ltd and Obayashi Corporation with environmental factors in mind; however, the air-conditioner unit for the facility used HCFCs and was said to be a breach of the Green Guidelines for the Olympics. Bob Carr, premier of New South Wales, officially opened the stadium in November 1999.
The development of the stadium was part of three subsites which also included a 3,400-space carpark which cost A$25 million, and a plaza with external works, also costing $25 million. The roof's masts reach 42 metres (138 ft) above ground level, and the stadium occupies a site of 20,000 m2 (220,000 sq ft; 4.9 acres).
The arena is ranked in the top 10 arenas worldwide. It is currently managed by AEG Ogden. For three consecutive years the venue was a finalist for the Billboard Touring Awards in the top venue category.
The arena has a total capacity of 21,032 with a seating capacity of around 18,200 making the Super Dome the largest permanent indoor sports and entertainment venue in Australia.