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Robbie Williams review – a perfect meeting of ego, self-deprecation and hits

Robbie Williams

“Allow me to reintroduce myself,” says the floral-suited pop star, who has just sweated through two opening songs without a pause. “I am Robbie Fucking Williams, and this evening, your ass is mine.” It’s not the first time Williams has used almost that exact introduction, but the need to “reintroduce” himself is a new development in a career that has spanned, incredibly, 25 years.

Robbie Williams – Review

Robbie Williams

After he arrives on stage, it takes Robbie Williams all of about four minutes – not enough time to actually finish the opening Let Me Entertain You – to ask the audience if they still love him. They answer loudly in the affirmative, but it's rather a foregone conclusion.

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Robbie Williams review – a perfect meeting of ego, self-deprecation and hits

“Allow me to reintroduce myself,” says the floral-suited pop star, who has just sweated through two opening songs without a pause. “I am Robbie Fucking Williams, and this evening, your ass is mine.” It’s not the first time Williams has used almost that exact introduction, but the need to “reintroduce” himself is a new development in a career that has spanned, incredibly, 25 years.