Robbie Williams has begun his 25th anniverary tour and is playing three shows in Manchester.
The former Take That hearthrob will be celebrating his solo career by playing concerts across the UK and Ireland in the coming weeks. He started with two nights at The O2 arena, followed by back-to-back concerts at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham.
It comes on the heels of the release of XXV, a compilation album featuring reworked versions of his greatest hits, in September and the 25th anniversary tour features the same name. Robbie Williams broke the record for most solo number-one albums after XXV hit the top of the charts.
If you are going to the Resorts World Arean for the Robbie Williams shows in the coming days, there is plenty of key information you will need to keep in mind. Here is all you need to know:
When are the Robbie Williams shows in Manchester?
The former Take That star will be performing three concers at the AO Arena in Manchester this week. Robbie Williams will then continue his tour and head to Glasgow.
The first show at the AO Arena in Manchetser took place on Wednesday (19 October). It will be followed by a concerts on Friday (21 October) and Saturday (22 Glasgow).
Can I get tickets for the Manchester shows?
Ticketmaster is showing “low availability” for the Robbie Williams show in Manchester on Friday. The cheapest available tickets are floor standing ones, which will set you back £102.60 each via Ticketmaster.
If you are planning on attending the show at the AO Arena on Saturday but haven’t ordered your tickets yet, there are tickets available from Ticketmaster. The lowest price tickets available for the concert on 22 October are standing tickets starting at £102.60 - the cheapest seated tickets are £109.50 each.
Tickets for the remaining tour dates are also available on Ticketmaster’s website. However the low availability warning shows for the concerts in Glasgow.
What is the start time and when will the concerts end?
The doors will open at the same time at all three shows at the AO Arena, the venue has confirmed. The venue’s website says that the doors will open at 6pm on 19 October, 21 October and 22 October.
Support act Lufthaus will perform a set first, they are due on stage at 7.35pm. After an interval at 8.15pm, Robbie Williams will then take to the stage at approximately 8.45pm and play a setlist, based on tracks from throughout his 25 year career.
Concerts in the UK tend to have a curfew of around 10.30pm.
What could the setlist be for Manchester?
The setlist the Angels singer performed on Monday 10 October in London has been confirmed by Setlist.fm. It was as follows:
- Hey Wow Yeah Yeah
- Let Me Entertain You
- Land of 1000 Dances (Chris Kenner cover)
- Come Undone
- Intermission (Do What You Like - Video)
- Everything Changes (Take That song)
- Don’t Look Back in Anger (Oasis cover)
- The Flood (Take That song)
- Love My Life
- Old Before I Die
- Rock DJ
- No Regrets
- She’s the One
Is Robbie Williams in Lufthaus?
The singer will be pulling double shift during the XXV tour and will in fact be supporting himself! Robbie Williams is part of the brand-new electronic group Lufthaus.
He is one of the founding members alongside Tim Metcalfe and Flynn Francis. The group released their first single ‘Sway’ in February 2022.
Lufthaus’ sound is described as “fusing the pulse of electronica with the art and structure of classic song-writing” in the group’s bio on Spotify. The group are said to be “greatly inspired” by the German capital of Berlin.
The most popular songs on Spotify are:
- To The Light - Fideles Remix - 272k streams
- Sway - 403k streams
- To The Light - 151k streams
- To The Light - Matador Remix - 36k streams
- Sway - Dense & Pika Remix - 33k streams
What are the tour dates for UK and Ireland?
Robbie Williams’ XXV tour will see the singer play some of the most famous venues across the British Isles. Starting with The O2 arena in London before playing shows in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Dublin.
The tour dates are as follows:
- Sunday 9 October - The O2, London
- Monday 10 October - The O2, London
- Saturday 15 October - Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
- Sunday 16 October - Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
- Wednesday 19 October - AO Arena, Manchester
- Friday 21 October - AO Arena, Manchester
- Saturday 22 October - AO Arena, Manchester
- Monday 24 October - OVO Hydro, Glasgow
- Tuesday 25 October - OVO Hydro, Glasgow
- Wednesday 26 October - OVO Hydro, Glasgow
- Saturday 29 October - 3Arena, Dublin
- Sunday 30 October - 3Arena, Dublin
- Tuesday 1 November - 3 Arena, Dublin
Ticketmaster is showing “low availability” for the Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow shows on the XXV tour. You may need to act quick if you are thinking of trying to go to the concerts before they sell out completely.