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The Night Phil Collins Jammed With McEnroe, Noah


Phil Collins is making a comeback of sorts at the US Open.

The Genesis frontman is scheduled to perform at the US Open opening night ceremony on Monday, August 29th, in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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The performance, Collins’ first major public appearance in six years, will be televised live by ESPN2 in the United States and by a host of international broadcasters around the world.

For the ceremony, the Oscar winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will perform his debut solo single, “In the Air Tonight,” which is the opening track on his forthcoming album, “The Singles,” to be released in October along with the publication of his autobiography, “Not Dead Yet.”



Collins is a tennis fan who once jammed with Hall of Famers Yannick Noah and John McEnroe.

Relive their performance at a tennis benefit show in Geneva in 1998. At about the 8:45 mark of the video above, Noah enthusiastically calls Johnny Mac out on stage.

The band proceeds to play the Jimi Hendrix classic "Hey Joe" with McEnroe stepping up on the drum riser at the 14:08 mark to get closer to Collins as he takes an extended solo.

No word on whether McEnroe, an ESPN analyst, will join Collins on US Open opening night.

Photo credit: Getty

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