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It’s been 14 years since Robbie Williams brought his Escapology tour to Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield Stadium but tomorrow night the superstar will return to give the Capital another night of world-class entertainment.
The show, which is part of the European leg of his Heavy Entertainment Show tour, comes less than a week after Robbie performed alongside the likes of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Take That, Liam Gallagher and Katy Perry at the One Love Manchester benefit gig. The British singer performed two of his greatest hits – Angels and Strong – at the show, which was held to commemorate and raise money for those affected by the recent Manchester Arena bombing.
Following the attack, it has been announced that extra security measures will be in place at the Murrayfield gig to ensure that fans are kept safe, and those attending have been asked to cooperate by allowing extra time for security checks and not bringing bags into the stadium, unless absolutely necessary.
During the gig, the star is expected to perform material from his latest album, The Heavy Entertainment Show, along with some of his greatest hits including Let Me Entertain You, Old Before I Die, Come Undone, She’s the One, Strong and Angels.
Later this year, Robbie will release the sequel to his 2005 memoir, Feel. Speaking about the book, which is entitled Reveal, he said: “It’s a diary of a very modern entertainer and his ever-changing thoughts, the story of somebody who escaped Butlins, and the tale of a pop star trying to find his feet again after coming out of early retirement. It’s true, and funny, and occasionally sad, and well-written, and very entertaining. I hope people enjoy it.”
Support for the show will come from British synthpop duo Erasure, who will headline their own sold-out gig at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in February 2018.
Robbie Williams, BT Murrayfield Stadium, Friday 9 June, doors open at 5pm, www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Words: Amy Anderson