The pop sensation continues his journey to the heart of planet rock by turning up at Dark Star's gig in London...

Robbie Williams continued his voyage to the heart of planet rock last night (May 10), when he turned up to watch DARK STAR‘s gig at LONDON ULU, further fuelling speculation that his new material will have a heavier sound.

Robbie has eschewed the company of the teen-pop elite lately in favour of rock shows by bands including Nine Inch Nails and Filter. Within the last month, he has also been spotted at a showcase gig by stoner rock scene rising stars Dukes Of Nothing, High On Fire and Alabama Thunderpussy at the less than salubrious Highbury Garage in London.

Leaving the Dark Star gig at the central London student union venue, he enthused: “I thought they were great. I had only heard the single before.”

And he joked: “They got in touch with my pain, ha ha. When I bleed, I bleed Dark Star.”

Dark Star‘s tour continues tonight (May 11) at Leicester University, tomorrow (12 May) at Northampton Roadmenders and winds up at Coventry Colosseum on Saturday (May 13). They will then embark on a series of support dates with The Bluetones, whose tour starts at Guildford Civic Hall on May 19. A spokesperson said it was yet to be confirmed which dates Dark Star will appear at.

Dark Star’s new single I Am The Sun was released this week.