Robbie Williams to receive 2017’s BRITs Icon Award, announces London show

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He's already won the 'Outstanding Contribution To Music' Award

Robbie Williams has been revealed as the recipient of 2017’s Icon Award at the BRITs, as well announcing a one-off London gig to celebrate.

The ‘Rudebox’, ‘Rock DJ’, ‘Party Like A Russian’ star and former member of Take That has already won the Outstanding Contribution To Music award, and now will be honoured for earning “a special place” in UK fans’ hearts with his “enduring appeal and his exceptional track record of hit singles”.

“He is one of our greatest ambassadors and we are proud to recognise his exceptional talents with our highest accolade – A BRITs Icon Award,” said BRIT Awards boss Geoff Taylor. “We look forward to celebrating his achievements with a spectacular show on ITV.”

To mark the occasion, Williams will be performing a special greatest hits show at The Troxy in London on 7 November, which will air a month later.

“It’s a real honour for me to be given this award and I can’t wait to play songs from my new album, and from my catalogue, at Troxy,” Williams told Music Week. “The BRIT Awards are very special to me, and I’m humbled to be receiving the 18th of my career next month.”

Tickets to Robbie Williams live at The Troxy will be on sale from Monday 10 October.

This week saw the nation of Russia attack Williams over his ‘generalised’ depiction of them in the ‘shit’ ‘Party Like A Russian’ video, after Williams apologised for claiming to have slept with the majority of the Spice Girls and caused controversy on the Graham Norton show by recalling a bizarre sexual encounter with a stranger.

Williams will release his new album, Heavy Entertainment show on 4 November.
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