Chronology 2002
On or from  Untill Description  Activity leads to release of
2002-01-17 2002-01-20 Together with Stewart Copeland doing an autrogramm session at the Namm-show, United States of America, Anaheim. .
2002-..-..   Recording with Sam Cardon and Kurt Bestor Innovators II, Keepers of the Flame
2002-??-??   Dutch drummer magazine 'slagwerkkrant' notes that former Simple Minds drummer Mel Gaynor is recording a solo CD (to be released in autumn 2002). Simon Phillips is supposed to do some tracks on this release.  
2002-02-.. 2002-03-.. Recording with Jeff Pryor Loverland
2002-02-11 2002-02-23

Plays with Doves of Fire, featuring Steve Lukather, Jeff Babko and Melvin Davis. Two shows a day, 24 shows in total.

On or from  Place Activity leads to release of
2002-02-11 Japan, Fukuoka, Blue Note 24 shows were recorded for a live CD
2002-02-12 Japan, Fukuoka, Blue Note  
2002-02-13 Japan, Fukuoka, Blue Note  
2002-02-14 Japan, Osaka, Blue Note  
2002-02-15 Japan, Osaka, Blue Note  
2002-02-16 Japan, Osaka, Blue Note  
2002-02-18 Japan, Tokyo, Blue Note  
2002-02-19 Japan, Tokyo, Blue Note  
2002-02-20 Japan, Tokyo, Blue Note  
2002-02-21 Japan, Tokyo, Blue Note  
2002-02-22 Japan, Tokyo, Blue Note  
2002-02-23 Japan, Tokyo, Blue Note  
2002-03-09   Playing with Doves of Fire, United States, Los Angeles, BB King's Blues Club  
2002-03-16 2002-03-23 Does clinicstour through Germany at the Musikmesse Frankfurt, Germany, Frankfurt, Musik Hall, Festhalle and autogramm hours related to the presentation of the 'surrounded by drums' DVD (See Chronolgoy 2000-10)

On or from  Place Activity leads to release of
2002-03-16 Germany, Frankfurt, Musik Hall, Festhalle, Musikmesse Frankfurt, and autogramm hours related to the presentation of the 'surrounded by drums' DVD (See Chronolgoy 2000-10)  
2002-03-17 Germany, Frankfurt, Musik Hall, Festhalle, Musikmesse Frankfurt  
2002-03-18 Germany, Walldorf, Session Drums  
2002-03-19 Germany, Ibbenbüren, Musik Produktiv Drums  
2002-03-20 Germany, Bochum, Drum Center  
2002-03-21 Hannover, PPC Music (Drum Night)' "Third PPC Music Festival", Drum Night with Bernard Purdie, Betram Engel, Thomas Lang, José Cortijo.(Richard was there)  
2002-03-22 Germany, Nürnberg, Musik Klier  
2002-03-23 Germany, München, Musik Shop  
2002-04-01 2002-06-22 Mixing at Coy Sound, the second album of Planet X, featuring Derek Sherinian, Tony MacAlpine and Virgil Donati (co-production stated on 2001-05-07) Moonbabies
2002-04-..   Engineers for Jeff Babko Broject (Electric Church Music)
2002-04-26   Recording with Ryo Okumoto Recordings partly took lace at Coy Sound Studios.

Coming Through

Live in Tokyo, Japan 2003 + Coming Through "Loud & Clear" Studio Sessions


Plays at a benefit concert for drummer Randy Castillo (Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue) with Steve Lukather (Guitar), Phil Soussan (Bass), Kenny Aronoff (Drums). They played "Smell Yourself", "Tears of my own shame" and "Manic Depression". United Stated, Los Angeles, The Key Club

2002-05-04   Plays with Toto, the first concert in the 'Through the Looking Glass' Tour, United States, Las Vegas, Freemont Street Experience.  
2002-05-18   Plays with Vantage Point (Brandon Fields, Jeff Babko, Walt Fowler, Simon Phillips, and Dave Carpenter) the Modern Drummer Festival 2002, United States, New York, Montclair State University, Memorial Auditirian
2002-05-28   Played with Steve Lukather (among others) at the Randy Costillo Tribute, Unted States, Los Angelos, Key Club  
2002-05-31   Recording with Dana Winner at Galaxy studios, Belgium Unforgettable Too
2002-06-05   Starts rehearsing with Toto for coming Tour  
2002-06-08   Plays with Toto, United States, Temecula, CA Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival  
2002-06-10 2002-06-?? Recording with Derek Sherinians. Simon is engineering, mixing and co-producing the album, as well as playing drums and percussion on all tracks. He also co-wrote one track Black Utopia
2002-06-..   Recording with Steven Lukather SantaMental
2002-06-12   Plays with David Garfield (Keys), Ernest Tibs (Bass) and Larry Klimas (Sax) the 'Night of Great Live Contemporary Jazz', United States, Los Angeles, Cafe Cordiale  
2002-07-02 2002-08-03

Plays with Toto, the 'Through the Looking Glass' Tour.first part

On or from  Place Activity leads to release of
2002-07-02 Sweden, Marstrand, Marstrand's Fastnig  
2002-07-03 Sweden, Marstrand, Marstrand's Fastnig  
2002-07-05 Sweden, Halmstad, Brottet  
2002-07-06 Sweden, Borgholm/Oland, Slottruinen  
2002-07-07 Denmark, Midtfyns, Midfyns-Festival  
2002-07-09 Germany, Berlin, Museumsinsel  
2002-07-11 Germany, Losheim am See, Strandbad Stausee
Support acts by Manfred Mann's Earth Band and Al Di Meola (with Al playing alongside)
2002-07-12 Netherlands, Weert, Bospop  
2002-07-13 Germany, Aachen, Katschof Open Air  
2002-07-20 United States, Iron Mountain, MI, Pine Mountain Music Jam  
2002-07-21 United States, Cadott, WI, Chippewa Valley Rock Fest (WI Rock Fest)  
2002-07-22 United States, Cadott MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre (With the Tubes co-headlining)  
2002-07-26 United States, Framingville, NY, Brookhaven Amphiteheatre  
2002-07-28 Unted States, Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Casino  
2002-08-02 United States, Turlock, CA, Stanislaus Co. Fair  
2002-08-03 United States, Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity-Theatre (With Michael McDonald co-headlining)  
2002-09-25 2002-09-26 Plays with Doves of Fire (featuring Steve Lukather, Jeff Babko, Melvin Davis). United States, Los Angeles, The Baked Potato  
2002-10-12 2002-11-16

Plays with Toto, the 'Through the Looking Glass' Tour. second part.

On or from  Place Activity leads to release of
2002-10-30 Belgium, Brussels, Forest Nationale  
2002-10-31 Germany, Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle Feature at German TV-programm 'Leute Heute'
2002-11-02 Switserland, Zürich, Hallenstadion  
2002-11-03 Germany, München, Olympiahalle  
2002-11-04 Austria, Vienna, Libro Music Hall  
2002-11-06 Germany, Oberhausen, Arena  
2002-11-07 Germany, Emden, Nordseehallle
2002-11-08 Sweden, Malmö, Baltiska Hallen
2002-11-09 Sweden, Stockholm, Globen  
2002-11-11 Finland, Helsinki, Ishallen  
2002-11-13 Norway, Oslo, Spektrum  
2002-11-14 Sweden, Gothenburg, Liseberg  
2002-11-15 Denmark, Copenhagen, Valbyhallen  
2002-11-16 Germany, Hamburg, Sporthalle  
2002-11-18 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall  
2002-12-03 Japan, Yokohama, Pacifico  
2002-12-04 Japan, Sendai, Zepp  
2002-12-05 Japan, Iwate, Morioka Shimin Bunka Hall  
2002-12-07 Japan, Sapporo, Green Arena  
2002-12-09 Japan, Tokyo, International Forum  
2002-12-10 Japan, Tokyo, International Forum  
2002-12-12 Japan, Nagoya Shi Kokaido  
2002-12-14 Japan, Osaka, Koseinenkin  
2002-12-15 Japan, Fukuoka, Zepp  
2002-12-17 Japan, Tokyo, International Forum  
2002-12-19 Korea, Seoul, Yuk-Do Stadium  
2002-12-20 Korea, WangJu, Yumju Gymnasium  
2002-12-22 Thailand, Bangkok, Impact Arena  

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