After 12 years away from the Irish stage, Phil Collins is to return with a show at Dublin's Aviva Stadium next June.

With all previously announced dates on his comeback tour sold out, Collins will now play the Aviva on June 25, 2017 with fans promised "all his greatest hits" on the night.

Collins, who recently published his autobiography Not Dead Yet, announced his retirement in 2011, after nerve damage left him unable to play the drums, but revealed last year that he planned to go on tour. 

Collins with broadcaster Richard Allinson at the launch of his autobiography

Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio 1 in October, he said:  "I've been out of the public eye. I've been starting to creep back this year, I guess, with the reissues of the catalogue, my solo stuff." 

Last year Collins made a tentative return to the stage with some shows for his Little Dreams charity, during which his teenage son Nicholas played drums - a role he will reprise for the upcoming shows.

"We really enjoyed ourselves," said Collins Sr. "We had a great time onstage... I started to seriously think about doing something slightly bigger."

Tickets for the Dublin show go on sale next Tuesday

On the chances of him pleasing fans by getting behind the kit again, Collins told Tubridy: "As we sit here I can't play very well. I've got to find a way 'round that to play something in the show. But I've got time." 

Tickets for the Aviva Stadium concert go on sale on Tuesday December 20 at 9am.