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Robbie Williams announces huge 2017 tour

Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
7 November 2016
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Exciting news Robbie Williams fans! The British singer is heading off on a major stadium tour next summer. In a press conference on Monday, Robbie, 42, confirmed that he will be embarking on a series of concerts across Europe in 2017, starting with seven dates in the UK.

The tour will kick off on 2 June at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, before heading to St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton on the 6th, Edinburgh's Murrayfield on the 9th and the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on the 13th.

Robbie Williams announces 2017 summer tour

Robbie Williams is embarking on a 29-date tour of Europe in 2017

Robbie will then appear at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on 17th June, the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on the 21st and the London Stadium on 23rd before heading off to Germany to begin a series of European dates. In total, the singer will perform 29 shows in 18 different countries – and the tickets are going up for grabs on 11 November.  

Asked about his rider at Monday's press conference, Robbie replied: "It just says no carbs, so pigs, cows, almonds, coconut milk - if I'm being daring lots of water, keep my hydrated."

He also spoke in praise of his support act, synthopop duo Erasure. "Big fan of them when I was a kid, big fan of them now," he said. "They've got a huge amount of hits, they're perfect for my show."

Robbie Williams announces European stadium tour in 2017

Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 11 November

The big announcement comes weeks after it was revealed that Robbie was announced as the third recipient of the prestigious Brit's Icon Awards – following in the footsteps of David Bowie and Elton John.

In celebration of the news, the star will perform a special one-off show on Monday evening at London's Troxy, where he will play his biggest hits, along with tracks from his new album, The Heavy Entertainment Show.

"It's a real honour for me to be given this award, and I can't wait to play songs from my new album, and from my catalogue, at the Troxy on 7 November," Robbie said. "The Brit Awards are very special to me, and I'm humbled to be receiving the 18th of my career."

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