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31st May 2014

VIDEO: Phil Collins Comes Out of Retirement to Perform at Sons’ School

We wish we had been there!

Parents and teachers were surprised by the legendary Phil Collins recently when the singer came out of retirement, briefly, to perform two songs at his son’s school.

Collins performed his 1981 hit “In the Air Tonight” and 1986’s “Land of Confusion” at the Miami Country Day school in Florida, giving a brief speech and then joined by students from the school band.

“I was here yesterday and we did a soundcheck in rehearsal,” Collins, 63, said.

“I’ve met all the kids who are up on stage, of course. I met most of the teachers today, and it’s a lovely school. I’ve been here a few times before to pick the kids up, but you are all very lucky to have so many committed stars. So congratulates to them, well done”.

“Also, I was nervous,” the singer added. “I’ve been doing this all my life, but it’s still, ‘How good could it be tonight?’ And all of these kids came up to me yesterday and were very brave — and made me feel a part of the band”.