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No Jacket Required Tour 1985

The No Jacket Required tour of 1985, would take Phil Collins and The Hot tub Club around Europe, Australia, Japan, Canada and North America.

European leg

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City Country Additional Comments
14 – 25.1.85 Shepperton Film Studios Middlesex England (band rehearsals)
28.2.85 to 9.2.85 Shepperton Film Studios Middlesex England (production rehearsals)
10.2.85 The Royal Theatre Nottingham England (set-up day)
11.2.85 The Royal Theatre Nottingham England
12.2.85 The Apollo Theatre Manchester England
13.2.85 Apollo Theatre Glasgow Scotland
14.2.85 City Hall Newcastle England
16.2.85 City Hall Sheffield England
17-22.2.85 Royal Albert Hall London England
23.2.85 National Exhibition Centre Birmingham England
25.2.85 Philipshalle Dusseldorf Germany
26.2.85 Vorst Nationale Brussels Belgium
27.2.85 Ahoy Sportpaleis Rotterdam The Netherlands
1.3.85 Scandinavium Gothenburg Sweden
2.3.85 Isstadion Stockholm Sweden
3.3.85 Valbyhallen Copenhagen Denmark
4.3.85 Stadthalle Bremen Germany
6.3.85 Palais Omnisports de Bercy Paris France
7.3.85 Festhalle Frankfurt Germany
8.3.85 Olympiahalle Munich Germany
10.3.85 Hallenstadion Zurich Switzerland
11.3.85 Boeblingen Stuttgart Germany
13.3.85 Patinoire de Malley Nantes France
14.3.85 Salle D’Expositions Bordeaux France
15.3.85 Masion des Sports Toulouse France
16.3.85 L’Espace Tony Garnier Lyon France
17.3.85 Halle des Fetes Beaujoire Lausanne Switzerland
18.3.85 (band return to London for a week off)

Far Eastern and Australian leg

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City Country Additional Comments
1-2.4.85 National Exhibition Halls Sydney Australia (rehearsal)
3-4.4.85 National Exhibition Halls Sydney Australia
6-7.4.85 National Exhibition Halls Sydney Australia
10-11.4.85 National Exhibition Halls Sydney Australia
13-14.4.85 National Tennis Centre Melbourne Austraila
17.4.85 Westlakes Oval Adelaide Australia
20.4.85 Entertainment Centre Perth Australia
23.4.85 The Big Egg Tokyo Japan
25.4.85 The Dome Fukuoka Japan (Cancelled)
26.4.85 Castle Hall Osaka Japan
27.4.85 Rainbow Hall Nagoya Japan

 North American and Canadian leg

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City Country Additional Comments
10-11.5.85 Worcester Centrum Centre Worcester MD USA (rehearsal)
12.5.85 Worcester Centrum Centre Worcester MD USA
13.5.85 The Forum Montreal QC Canada
15-17.5.85 Radio City Music Hall New York NY USA
20.5.85 The Spectrum Philadelphia NY USA
21.5.85 Virginia Coliseum Hampton VA USA
22.5.85 Coliseum Greensboro NC USA
23.5.85 The Omni Centre Atlanta GA USA
25.5.85 Mid South Coliseum Memphis TN USA
26.5.85 Lakefront Arena New Orleans LA USA
28.5.85 Sam Houston Centre Houston TX USA
29.5.85 Reunion Arena Dallas TX USA (Filmed for Official release)
30.5.85 Frank Erwin Centre Austin TX USA
1.6.85 Compton Terrace Chandler Phoenix AZ USA
2-3.6.85 Irvine Meadows Laguna Hills CA USA
4-6.6.85 Universal Amphitheatre  Los Angeles CA USA
7-8.6.85 The Forum San Francisco CA USA
11.6.85 Memorial Auditorium Sacramento CA USA
13.6.85 McNichols Sports Centre Denver CO USA
15.6.85 Kemper Arena Kansas City KS USA
17.6.85 Rosemont Horizon Chicago IL USA
19.6.85 Riverfront Coliseum Cincinnati OH USA
21.6.85 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia MD USA
22.6.85 Hartford Civic Centre Hartford CT USA
23.6.85 Saratoga Performing Arts Centre Saratoga Springs NY USA
25-26.7.85 The Richfield Coliseum Cleveland OH USA
27-28.6.85 Pine Knob Theatre Clarkston MI USA
28.6.85 CNE Toronto Toronto ON Canada
1-2.7.85 Madison Square Garden New York City NY USA

Live Aid

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City Country Additional Comments
13.7.85 Wembley Stadium London England (Phil on his own)
13.7.85 JFK Stadium Philadelphia PA USA (Phil on his own)

The Band in this period,

Phil Collins – Vocals, Piano,Drums

Daryl Stuermer – Guitar,Bass

Leland Sklar – Bass

Peter Robinson – Keyboards

Chester Thompson – Drums, Percussion

The Phoenix Horns: Comprising of

Rhamlee Michael Davis – Trumpet
Michael Harris – Trumpet
Don Myrick – Sax
Louis Satterfield – Trombone

 The Tour set list was mainly comprised of : In this period

I Don’t Care Anymore / Only You Know And I Know / I Cannot Believe It’s True / This Must Be Love / Against All Odds / Inside Out / Who Said I Would / If Leaving Me Is Easy / Sussudio / Behind The Lines / Don’t Lose My Number / West Side One More Night / In The Air Tonight / Like China / You Can’t Hurry Love / It Don’t Matter To Me / Hand In Hand / 
Take Me Home / People Get Ready / It’s Alright / And So To F… / You Know What I Mean

Additional notes :

A television special was recorded in Dallas and aired on HBO, entitled No Jacket Required… Sold Out. The broadcast was released as a VHS in 1985 with extended footage and the title changed to Phil Collins: No Ticket Required and included footage of “Droned”, which replaced “You Know What I Mean” on some US concerts.

Another television special was recorded for Cinemax for a show entitled Album Flash, taped in London, England at the Royal Albert Hall, one song from the Royal Albert Hall appeared on the No Jacket Required Video’s VHS.

Phil had a documentary crew following him and the band on this tour, it was going to form a film with a working title “Phil Collins the movie”, the parts seen by the TGA team include Take Me Home performed in Japan, backstage in America and a tour of the Aeroplane used on the North American leg. The documentary crew even got to accompany Leland Sklar for a short trip in his hot rod.


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