The No Jacket Required World Tour

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The No Jacket Required World Tour
Tour by Phil Collins
No Jacket Required Tour 85.jpg
Associated album No Jacket Required
Start date 11 February 1985
End date 13 July 1985
Legs 3
No. of shows 83
Phil Collins concert chronology

The No Jacket Required World Tour was a concert tour by the English singer-songwriter Phil Collins, which occurred February–July 1985 in support of his 1985 album, No Jacket Required. The album had been a massive international success and the tour concluded with Collins performing "Against All Odds" and "In the Air Tonight" at both Live Aid concerts, in London and Philadelphia, on 13 July 1985. For the latter, Sting played guitar and sang backing vocals.

During the tour, the music video for "Take Me Home" was filmed on location in various cities where the tour was staged. It was directed by Jim Yukich and produced by Paul Flattery. Flattery/Yukich also did a video for "(Billy) Don't Lose My Number" which was shot in various locations in Australia and was a parody of music video directors pitching famous or cliché ideas to him. It won a Billboard Video Award in 1987.

A television special, also directed by Jim Yukich and produced by Paul Flattery,was recorded at Reunion Arena in Dallas on May 29, 1985 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. It won an ACE AWARD for best TV Music special in 1986. Another television special was recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England for Cinemax show called Album Flash.


Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
11 February 1985 Nottingham England Royal Theatre
12 February 1985 Manchester Manchester Apollo
13 February 1985 Glasgow Scotland Apollo
15 February 1985 Newcastle England Newcastle City Hall
16 February 1985 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
17 February 1985 London Royal Albert Hall
18 February 1985
19 February 1985
20 February 1985
21 February 1985
22 February 1985
23 February 1985 Birmingham NEC
25 February 1985 Düsseldorf West Germany Philipshalle
26 February 1985 Brussels Belgium Forest National
27 February 1985 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy
1 March 1985 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
2 March 1985 Stockholm Isstadion
3 March 1985 Copenhagen Denmark Valbyhallen
4 March 1985 Weißenthurm West Germany Festhalle
6 March 1985 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
7 March 1985 Frankfurt West Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
8 March 1985 Munich Rudy Sedlmayerhalle
10 March 1985 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
11 March 1985 Stuttgart West Germany Boeblingen Sporthalle
13 March 1985 Nantes France Beaujoire
14 March 1985 Bordeaux Patinoire Meriadeck
15 March 1985 Toulouse Palais des Sports
16 March 1985 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
17 March 1985 Lausanne Halle des Fetes Beaujoire
Asia and Oceania
30 March 1985 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Festival Hall
31 March 1985
3 April 1985 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
4 April 1985
5 April 1985
6 April 1985
7 April 1985
10 April 1985 Melbourne Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre
11 April 1985
12 April 1985
13 April 1985
14 April 1985
17 April 1985 Adelaide Memorial Drive Park
20 April 1985 Perth Entertainment Centre
23 April 1985 Tokyo Japan Budokan
25 April 1985 Fukuoka Sun Palace
26 April 1985 Osaka Festival Hall
27 April 1985 Nagoya Kokaido
North America
12 May 1985 Worcester United States The Centrum
13 May 1985 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
15 May 1985 New York City United States Radio City Music Hall
16 May 1985
17 May 1985
20 May 1985 Philadelphia The Spectrum
21 May 1985 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
22 May 1985 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
23 May 1985 Atlanta The Omni
24 May 1985 Birmingham Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex
25 May 1985 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
26 May 1985 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
27 May 1985 Houston The Summit
28 May 1985
29 May 1985 Dallas Reunion Arena
30 May 1985 Austin Frank Erwin Center
1 June 1985 Phoenix Compton Terrace Amphitheatre
2 June 1985 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
3 June 1985
4 June 1985 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre
5 June 1985
6 June 1985
7 June 1985 Sacramento California Exposition & State Fair
8 June 1985
11 June 1985
13 June 1985 Denver McNichols Arena
15 June 1985 Kansas City Kemper Arena
16 June 1985 St. Louis Kiel Auditorium
17 June 1985 Hoffman Estates Poplar Creek Music Theater
18 June 1985
19 June 1985 Lexington Rupp Arena
21 June 1985 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
22 June 1985 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
23 June 1985 Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center
25 June 1985 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
26 June 1985
27 June 1985 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
28 June 1985 – cancelled due to Collins having vocal issues
29 June 1985 Toronto Canada CNE Stadium
1 July 1985 New York City United States Madison Square Garden
2 July 1985
Live Aid
13 July 1985
London England Wembley Stadium
Philadelphia United States JFK Stadium

The Live Aid concerts were notable for Collins performing at both the Philadelphia and London shows. Bob Geldof, the organiser of Live Aid, originally asked Collins to be part of Geldof's first charity effort, Band Aid. Collins provided drums and sang backing vocals for Band Aid's 1984 No. 1 UK hit, "Do They Know It's Christmas?".

For Live Aid Collins first performed with Sting at Wembley Stadium. Together they performed "Roxanne", "Driven to Tears", "Against All Odds", "Message in a Bottle", "In the Air Tonight", "Long Long Way To Go", and "Every Breath You Take". After Collins finished performing, he boarded a Concorde flight to the U.S. to enable him to perform at the Philadelphia show. On the plane, he met Cher, and convinced her to be part of the event. Robert Plant had asked Collins if he would perform with Jimmy Page and Tony Thompson and he in a Led Zeppelin reunion of sorts. At the concert he began by playing drums on "Layla", "White Room" and "She's Waiting" for friend Eric Clapton. Collins performed "Against All Odds" and "In the Air Tonight" and finished the night playing drums for Led Zeppelin's aforementioned act.

Tour band[edit]

For the tour, Collins retained his usual cast of musicians, including Chester Thompson, Leland Sklar and Daryl Stuermer.[1] The band was nicknamed the "Hot Tub Club".[2]


  1. ^ "Phil Collins – On the Road 85 No Jacket Required World Tour". Archived from the original on 30 April 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "Phil Collins: A Great Night for the Young Urban Clean-cut Concertgoer". Houston Chronicle. 28 May 1985. Retrieved 30 October 2008.