Fresh from the release of his acclaimed new album ‘Heavy Entertainment Show’, the ‘Party Like A Russian’ and ‘Rock DJ’ star will be hitting the road next summer.
Speculation has now gathered around whether he might appear at Glastonbury – as his tour ends in London on the opening Friday of the festival. He recently said however, that he felt that indie fans ‘looked down on him’ the last time he performed there.
“There was a sort of indie fundamentalist mentality that was with us all the way through the 90s that was very apparent to me, where I was literally looked down on when I was in conversation with a lot of people in various drinking establishments,” he said. “It was like people were scared that it was going to rub off on them; the Butlins redcoat or the Pontins bluecoat thing.”
He continued: “We live in a very different world than we used to. I don’t think someone who’d left a pop band would feel the same way now. You know, one of One Direction being seen walking around Glastonbury isn’t the same as me walking around Glastonbury in 1995.”
Williams added: “When I was at Glastonbury it felt like the rest of the festival was like: ‘What the fuck are you doing here, you cunt?’” he added. “And I sort of wanted to be OK with the big boys, I wanted to be accepted, there’s a playground mentality that carries on through life and at that time, I wanted to be accepted by the bullies, and that became part of the very fabric of my DNA: ‘Oh, I’ll be accepted by these people eventually, right, here’s my new album. Oh, they’re not accepting me, they’re not coming.’”
Robbie Williams’ upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday 11 November.