Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams gets ‘Heavy’ at London Stadium

Robbie Williams is bringing his Heavy Entertainment Show to London Stadium.

The gig, on 23 June 2017, is part of an extensive European stadium trek taking in 29 shows in 18 countries.

Erasure are the special guests on Williams’ tour that kicks off at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on 2 June.

Williams, who marked his return to the live arena at the Apple Music Festival in September, has just released his latest album, ‘Heavy Entertainment Show’. His first since ‘Swings Both Ways’ it features songs co-written with ‘Angels’ collaborator Guy Chambers, John Grant, Rufus Wainwright, The Killers’ Brandon Flowers, and Ed Sheeran.

“I was musing over the phrase ‘light entertainment’ – all the huge TV shows from when I was a kid, 30 million people watching them, this huge shared experience of these moments called light entertainment,” says Williams of the album title.

“Sometimes it can be leveled at people in a bad way, but for me that’s heavy entertainment. That’s what I’m hoping to do with this album – to have a shared experience with millions of people through the medium of light entertainment… but on steroids.”

It’s likely the accompanying tour will attempt to do the same. Tickets go on general sale on 11 November via RobbieWilliams.com.

But before then Williams will be performing a special one-off show at The Troxy in London tonight to celebrate his BRITs Icon Award. Previously only given to Elton John and David Bowie, the highest accolade given by the BRIT Awards is presented to artists whose “writing, recording and performances have set them apart as having made a lasting impact on British culture”.

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