Robbie Williams announces 2014 arena tour

Singer announces new live shows as he says he is likely to rejoin Take That in the future

Robbie Williams has announced details of a UK arena tour to take place in June and July next year.

Williams, who released new album ‘Swings Both Ways’ earlier this month, will play nine dates on the tour, including two shows each in both Manchester and London. Starting in Belfast on June 13, the tour will conclude with the second of two shows at London’s O2 Arena on July 9. Tickets for all shows go on sale on Friday, November 29. Scroll down for further details.

Meanwhile, Williams has admitted that he expects he will rejoin Take That at some point in the future. Discussing the possibility of rejoining Gary Barlow and the rest of his former bandmates, the singer tells Q in a new interview: “I think it will happen at some point. But, y’know, band dynamics and getting five people to agree on something. It’s textbook stuff – one member does this, one member does that. ‘Oh Jesus, now we’ve got to wait’. ‘Ah well, fuck him’.”

‘Swings Both Ways’ went in at Number One on the Official UK Albums Chart yesterday (November 24). The record is the UK’s 1,000th Official Number One Album, the first being Frank Sinatra’s ‘Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!’ in 1956. It is Williams’ 11th Official UK Albums Chart Number One, making him level with Elvis Presley.

Robbie Williams will play:

Belfast Odyssey (June 13)
Leeds First Direct Arena (16)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (22)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (26)
Manchester Phones 4u Arena (29, 30)
Birmingham LG Arena (July 5)
London O2 Arena (8, 9)

To check the availability of Robbie Williams tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.