English soft-rocker Phil Collins, one of the most successful artistes of the 1980s, will briefly put retirement on hiatus with a charity concert in Miami Beach, Florida in the US.

The former Genesis singer will put on an “intimate acoustic” show in the Florida city on Dec 12, the Little Dreams Foundation said recently.

Collins will also be the master of ceremonies for the gala of the Little Dreams Foundation, a charity founded by the singer and his ex-wife Orianne that raises money for disadvantaged young people who want to pursue talents in the arts and sports.

The concert would be the first for the 64-year-old Collins since he announced his retirement in 2011.

With a series of hits that included One More Night, Against All Odds and A Groovy Kind Of Love, Collins has sold more than 100 million albums as a solo artiste and another 150 million with Genesis.

Next month Collins will start reissuing newly mastered editions of his albums, starting with 1981’s Face Value. Collins’ last album of original material was Testify in 2002 but he has worked on other projects including writing songs for the Broadway musical Tarzan. — AFP Relaxnews


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