Inner Pit GA
Robbie Williams - The Swing Tour Live
Thur 11 & Fri 12 Sep 2014
Rumours of a return tour have been running hot since the release of his latest studio offering late last year, and today, Chugg Entertainment proudly confirmed today that the rumours are true. Few artists can boast that they’ve sold 55 million albums globally, but Robbie can. One of Britain’s premier pop superstars, known for his cheeky wit as much as his hit-studded albums, the one and only Robbie Williams will be making his long overdue return to Australia for a national run of dates this September, bringing his incredible swing album, Swings Both Ways.
The tour will make its debut at Perth Arena on Thursday 11th September with a SECOND SHOW just confirmed for Friday 12th September.
It’s been nearly eight years since the British superstar treated Australian audiences to his myriad talents on the live stage. In December 2006 Williams undertook a stadium tour of monumental proportion across Australia. Having completed a colossal stadium tour three years earlier, the anticipated rush for tickets for these shows saw promoters go on sale over two days to cope with the demand, and right they were with a monstrous 9 stadium shows selling out over just one day. By the end of that tour, Robbie Williams had played to almost 500,000 Australians.
Williams' love for Australia has been well documented over the years, with a slew of tours and special performances (including the 2009 ARIA awards), he can also boast his most well known collaborations being with Australians; Kids, a duet with pop star Kylie Minogue and a cover of Frank & Nancy Sinatra's Somethin' Stupid with Nicole Kidman. Add to this that 2.6 million Robbie Williams albums have been sold in Australia to date – making that 1 in 10 Australians who own a Robbie album – it’s a certainty that the love affair continues.
Robbie’s latest album Swings Both Ways is the follow up to his original 2001 swing release, Swing When You’re Winning, which spent six consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts, and likewise garnered unprecedented success in Australia, going four times platinum and remaining his best selling album of all time.
The album debuted at #1 in the UK and #5 on the ARIA charts, and within the first 4 weeks of release, the album was certified Gold in Australia. This is his eleventh chart-topping album in the UK, which now means that he draws level with Elvis Presley as the male solo artist with the most number one albums.
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