The former Genesis star will return to the stage in London in June (17) and the demand for tickets has been so great, all five of his shows in the British capital have sold out.

Collins will warm up for the gigs with a concert at Liverpool's Echo Arena on 2 June (17) before beginning his Not Dead Yet: Live run of dates in London from 4 June (17).

He'll also headline a concert at London's Hyde Park at the end of the month (30Jun17).

The shows will be Phil Collins' first in 10 years.

He made his live return at an event for his own Little Dreams Foundation last year (16), before performing two of his biggest hits at the opening of the US Open tennis tournament in New York in August (16), inspiring him to announce his first headline tour in a decade.

"I thought I would retire quietly," he said of his return, "but thanks to the fans, my family and support from some extraordinary artists, I have rediscovered my passion for music and performing. It's time to do it all again and I'm excited. It just feels right."

The In the Air Tonight star has not played the drums in almost 10 years due to crippling nerve damage, but he is reportedly planning to play a little percussion when he hits the stage this summer.

"Phil has been secretly working in rehearsals," a source told the New York Daily News. "It started slow and careful, and in the last few weeks he really has come on hugely. While his head is willing, his body is taking longer to respond.

"But he has been able to perform solidly for up to 10 minutes, so he has told his band that he will get on the drums for at least one number if his body is still strong."

However, a representative for Collins, who retired from music in 2011, has played down the claims, insisting it is "unlikely" he will play the drums during the tour.

In 2007, the 65-year-old suffered a a dislocated vertebra in his neck during a Genesis reunion tour. The injury led to nerve damage in his hands. He has also battled other health issues in recent years and had to have back surgery.

If Phil does return to playing the drums on tour, he will be joined by his 15-year-old son Nicholas, who will serve as the main drummer for the trek.