Fans, rejoice - Phil Collins has come out of retirement. At least, to perform at his sons’ school concert that is.
The former Genesis singer and drummer sang “In the Air Tonight” and “Land of Confusion” at Miami Country Day School but admitted to pre-gig nerves.
“I’ve been doing this all my life but how good can it be? How can it be tonight?” he said on-stage, before giving his first performance since retiring three years ago.
Collins, 63, decided in 2011 to “be a full-time father to (his) two young sons on a daily basis”. He has not performed with Genesis since 2007.
His ex-wife, Orianne Collins Mejjati, told the Miami Herald that Collins had agreed to perform after their children asked him to join in.
During his musical career, Collins won seven Grammys and an Oscar for the soundtrack to Disney’s Tarzan.
Earlier this year, he revealed that he has been working on new music with Adele for her follow-up to 21, despite never having heard of her.
“I wasn’t actually too aware of her,” Collins said. “I live in cave, but she’s achieved an incredible amount and I really love her voice and love some of that stuff she’s done.”Reuse content