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Kilt-clad Robbie Williams wowed 57,000 fans at the home of Scottish rugby last night – and surprised the crowd with a rousing rendition of The Proclaimers’ anthem 500 Miles.
The former Take That heartthrob sent the Murrayfield crowd wild as he took the stage, before telling fans: “Allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is Robbie McF***ing Williams, and tonight your ass is mine.”
On the only Scottish gig of his Heavy Entertainment Show tour, the cheeky chappy from Stoke-on-Trent played a hit-packed set that included all of his best known songs – Let Me Entertain You, Come Undone, Rock DJ, Feel, Party Like A Russian, Love My Life, and more.
Robbie even pulled his old man Pete up on stage as father and son belted out Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline.
“When I saw my dad do this song as a kid, I knew then what I wanted to do when I grew up,” the 43-year-old superstar told the crowd.
The chart-topping singer finished his up-tempo set with the lighters-in-the-air ballad Angels, which he dedicated to the victims of the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester.
While he’s undeniably limited as a vocalist, Robbie’s singing has improved in the 14 years since he brought his Escapology tour to Murrayfield Stadium, and there’s no denying the boy puts on a great show.
Heavy Entertainment, indeed.
Words: Marius McKee