Robbie Williams brings his brand new “Let Me Entertain You Tour” to Abu Dhabi on Saturday 25 April, at the du Arena on Yas Island. The night kicks off with sole supporting act Iris Gold. So make sure to head down to the du Arena early. The“Let Me Entertain You Tour” will be a journey through Robbie’s extensive catalogue of hits – featuring all the classic favorites.
Robert Peter “Robbie” Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer-songwriter, and occasional actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had great commercial success as a solo artist.
Williams has sold more than 77 million albums and singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He is the best-selling British solo artist in the United Kingdom and the best selling non-Latino artist in Latin America. Six of his albums are among the top 100 biggest-selling albums in the United Kingdom. He has also been honoured with seventeen BRIT Awards—more than any other artist—, eight ECHO Awards and two Grammy Awards nominations. In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame after being voted the “Greatest Artist of the 1990s”.
After leaving Take That, Williams launched his solo career starting off in 1996 by covering George Michael’s “Freedom“, the single reached number two in the UK Singles Chart.
Recordings for Williams’s first album began at London’s Maison Rouge studios in March 1996. Shortly after his introduction to Guy Chambers, Williams released “Old Before I Die” which would be the first single taken from his debut album. The single reached number two on the UK Charts; however, it was largely ignored on international charts.
His debut album, Life thru a Lens, was released in September 1997. Williams released what would be the fourth single taken from his album. “Angels” became Williams’ best-seller in the United Kingdom.
Williams and Chambers started writing the second album in Jamaica in early 1998. The first single, “Millennium“, became Williams’ first solo number one single in the United Kingdom. It also became a top twenty hit in many European countries, Latin America and Australia.
When the album I’ve Been Expecting You was released in late October 1998, it debuted at number one in the UK Albums Chart. In 1999, Williams was signed to Capitol Records in the United States, a part of EMI. He embarked on a US promotional tour and released his first U.S. and Canadian single, “Millennium”. The album The Ego Has Landed was released in July 1999 in the United States and Canada. In the middle of promotion and the tours in 1999, Williams began work on his third studio album. This time he had finally found his inner confidence. The first single taken from the album was “Rock DJ“, a song inspired by Williams’s UNICEF mentor, the late Ian Dury.
When Williams’ fifth studio album, Escapology, was released in late 2002, it hit number one in at least 10 countries around the world. In the United States, however, it failed to make such an impact. Escapology sold almost 2 million copies by the end of 2003 in the United Kingdom.
In October 2003, Williams released his first live album, Live at Knebworth.
In October 2004, Williams released, Greatest Hits, a retrospective of his career, and also, to reveal the new tracks he had been working on with the then-new collaborator, Stephen Duffy. “Radio“, the compilation’s first single, debuted at number one in the UK Singles Chart (becoming Williams’ sixth number-one hit). When the compilation was later released it debuted at number one in the UK and was the best selling album of the year in the UK and Europe.
Eight years after the release of “Angels”, in February 2005 the British public voted it as the “Best Single of the Past Twenty-Five Years” at the 2005 BRIT Awards. After touring Latin America in late 2004 for the promotion Greatest Hits, Williams started working on his sixth studio album. Recorded at his house in the Hollywood Hills, the album was co-written by Stephen Duffy over the course of 24 months. The album Intensive Care was launched in Berlin on 9 October. It became a smash hit around the world.
In October 2010, Williams released his second greatest hits album, In and Out of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990–2010, to celebrate 20 years as a performing artist. A single, “Shame“, was also released, which was written and sung by Williams and Barlow.
Williams’ 11th studio album Under the Radar Volume 1 was released in 1 December 2014 through his website, featuring b-sides, demos and other previously unreleased songs. An example of the latter is “Run It Wild” a song that he “once got very, very excited for” and prepared for last year’s Take the Crown stadium tour.
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