Take a look at him now: Collins to give ca­reer one more night

The China Post - - ARTS -

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

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

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.

He had pre­vi­ously been sched­uled to per­form at the foun­da­tion’s gala in De­cem­ber 2014 but can­celed at the last minute, cit­ing health prob­lems that af­fected his voice.

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 artist 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

Bri­tish singer Phil Collins per­forms dur­ing a show called “60s Mo­town and Soul” dur­ing the 44th Mon­treux Jazz Fes­ti­val in Mon­treux, France on July 1, 2010.

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