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Phil Collins announces his support act for Irish tour

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Phil Collins will take to the stage at the Aviva Stadium.

Phil Collins will take to the stage at the Aviva Stadium.

Singer Debbie Harry of Blondie performs at The Music of David Bowie tribute concert in New York (AP)

Singer Debbie Harry of Blondie performs at The Music of David Bowie tribute concert in New York (AP)

Phil Collins will take to the stage at the Aviva Stadium.

Phil Collins has today confirmed his special guests for his Aviva Stadium concert on 25 June

Phil Collins has today confirmed Blondie as special guests for his Aviva Stadium concert on 25 June as part of his hugely anticipated comeback tour Not Dead Yet.

Debbie Harry and the boys last performed in Ireland as headliners for 2014's Electric Picnic.

The tour includes five sold out shows at the Royal Albert Hall, London and 65,000 capacity show at Hyde Park.

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Singer Debbie Harry of Blondie performs at The Music of David Bowie tribute concert in New York (AP)

Singer Debbie Harry of Blondie performs at The Music of David Bowie tribute concert in New York (AP)

Singer Debbie Harry of Blondie performs at The Music of David Bowie tribute concert in New York (AP)

This will be Phil Collins’ first Irish concert in 12 years performing all his greatest hits live.

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

Following his retirement from music in 2011, Collins said "it's time to do it all again."

"I thought I would retire quietly," he said.

"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."

Collins, who was the lead singer in the rock band Genesis, last performed in Ireland at The Point, Dublin, as part of the First Final Farewell Tour in 2005.

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