Mike & The Mechanics have been confirmed as Phil Collins’ support at this year’s British Summer Time festival.
Mike Rutherford will join his former Genesis bandmate at London’s Hyde Park on Friday, June 30 – part of Collins’ Not Dead Yet comeback tour, which gets underway with five nights at the Royal Albert Hall at the start of June.
Other artists confirmed for Collins' British Summer Time show are Blondie, who are expected to debut brand new tracks, and English post-Britpop outfit Starsailor.
He said: "What we had was pretty special. That the three of us would come in with nothing – there wasn't just one or two writers – we'd all three come in with nothing and we'd start playing until something happened. We'd record it and come back to it a few weeks later and from there songs would develop.
"That is pretty special, to have a relationship with guys that can do that. So I wouldn't rule it out."
Rutherford is joined in the lineup by singers Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar. They’ll launch the eighth Mike & The Mechanics album Let Me Fly on April 7 via BMG.
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