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Phil Collins will play with 13-year-old son at small charity gig

Phil Collins is teaming up with his teenage son Nicolas for a special performance at an upcoming charity show.

After considering retirement and then stepping out of the spotlight altogether, the former Genesis star stunned fans this summer (14) by announcing he would be taking part in a charity concert in Miami, Florida in December (14).


But he's keen to warn fans the small Little Dreams Foundation benefit isn't the start of a major comeback.


He says, "I will be performing three or four songs semi-acoustically, and maybe one more with my 13-year-old son Nicolas on drums, but that's all as I am not ready to return to the full concert stage at this time."


A follow-up statement from concert organizers reads: "He has expressed concern that his brief appearance could be incorrectly viewed as a full-on Phil Collins show based on some media reports. While Phil is fully supportive of the charity he does not want ticket holders to have any false expectation regarding his appearance."


Collins, who co-founded the organization with his ex-wife Orianne Cevey, returned to the stage in May (14) for the first time in three years, when he performed In the Air Tonight and Genesis' Land of Confusion at the Miami Country Day School's spring concert.