Find out more about the rescheduled UK premiere live concert performance.
Following the release of his first-ever Christmas album The Christmas Present, Robbie Williams has announced a huge summer headline show in his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent.
The superstar will headline the city’s Vale Park Stadium on Saturday 20 June 2020.
The show will mark the first time Robbie has ever performed in his hometown and will also be the first-ever concert held at the home of Port Vale Football Club.
The not-for-profit gig will take place in aid of the Donna Louise Hospice for Children and Young People, Unicef UK and The Hubb Foundation.
Purchase The Christmas Present from Robbie Williams’ official store before 18:00 on Thursday 5 December 2019 to access the presale for this special show.
Fans will be emailed a link and code before the presale begins.
The presale opens at 10:00 on Saturday 7 December 2019.
Recorded in sessions across London, Stoke-on-Trent, Los Angeles and Vancouver with longtime collaborator Guy Chambers, The Christmas Present is Robbie Williams’ 13th studio album.
The new double LP is split into two parts – Christmas Past and Christmas Future.
Christmas Past features covers of classic wintry songs, such as Winter Wonderland, Santa Baby featuring German singer Helene Fischer, Merry Xmas Everybody featuring Jamie Cullum, and It’s A Wonderful Life featuring Robbie’s father, Peter Conway.
Christmas Future features the original tracks Time For Change, Home, Fairytales featuring Rod Stewart, and Bad Sharon featuring boxing champ Tyson Fury.
On the album, Williams comments: “I’ve done a lot in my career and releasing this record is another dream come true. Making this album has been so much fun and I can’t wait for you all to hear it”.
Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Williams first found fame in hugely successful boyband Take That. As the youngest member, he was also branded as the cheeky extrovert of the group. Whilst many of the songs were written by his fellow bandmate Gary Barlow, he frequently took lead vocals, including on songs such as Could It Be Magic and Everything Changes.
Williams left Take That in July 1995 following friction between him, the band and management. The band achieved seven No.1 singles whilst Williams was a member, winning the BRIT Award for Best British Single in 1993 for Could I Be Magic and again in 1994 for Pray.
He then launched a solo career, starting off with a cover of George Michael’s Freedom which reached No.2 in the UK singles charts. Since then, Williams has gone on to have huge hits including Let Me Entertainment You, Angels and Rock DJ, and has collaborated with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman, Pet Shop Boys and Dizzee Rascal.
In July 2010, Williams reunited with Take That. They released an album, Progress, which is the fourth fastest-selling album of all time in the UK. However, with his solo career commitments, he decided not to return to the band.
Williams currently holds the record for the most BRIT Awards won – 13 as a solo artist and 5 with Take That. One of those BRIT Awards is a special recognition award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, which he took home in 2010. He is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, racking up over 77 million record sales worldwide.
Here are Robbie William’s forthcoming tour dates:
The Robbie Williams Christmas Party
16 December 2019 – The SSE Arena Wembley, London
17 December 2019 – The SSE Arena Wembley, London
Summer homecoming show
20 June 2020 – Vale Park Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent
Purchase The Christmas Present for access to presale tickets for the newly announced Stoke-on-Trent show. General sale info will be announced soon.
Remaining tickets for both Robbie Williams Christmas Parties are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk