Robbie Williams revisits hits for ‘XXV’ album; UK and Ireland Tour Dates
Robbie Williams Celebrates 25 Years As A Solo Actor With ‘XXV’, Shares New Orchestral Version Of ‘Angels’
world pop superstar Robbie Williams has big plans to celebrate 25 years as a solo artist, with a special collection titled XXV, slated for release on September 9.
Featuring “all the hits, newly orchestrated,” the album was recently announced and premiered with a new version of his hit single, 1997’s “Angels” (arguably Williams’ best-known song in the United States). -United) :
XXV features many of Williams’ greatest hits, the tracks that made him a household name in every country in the world. The material has been newly orchestrated by Jules Buckley, Guy Chambers and Steve Sidwell, and re-recorded with the renowned Metropole Orkest for this XXV collection.
XXV also includes “Lost”, a new original track to be released as the set’s single, while the Deluxe Edition includes three additional new songs.
“I’m so excited to announce my new album ‘XXV’ which celebrates many of my favorite songs from the past 25 years,” Williams said. “Each track has a special place in my heart, so it was a real pleasure to record them again with the Metropole Orkest. I can’t wait for you all to hear it.
1. Let me entertain you
3. I love my life
5. The Road to Mandalay
12. No Regrets
13. It’s Her
15. Rock DJ
19. Someone Someday
Deluxe Additional Tracks (ft. Three new additional original songs):
20. Lazy Days
21. Hot Fudge
23. More Than That
24. Disco Symphony
25. A Better Man
26. Thoughts Home From Abroad
27. The World and Its Mother
28. In the Silence
29. Angels (Beethoven AI)
Robbie Williams also detailed a series of UK and Ireland tour dates for October:
October 9 – The O2, London
October 10 – The O2, London
October 15 – Resorts World, Birmingham
October 19 – AO Arena, Manchester
October 21 – AO Arena, Manchester
October 24 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
October 25 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
October 29 – 3Arena, Dublin
Can’t wait to be back on tour in the UK and Ireland later this year… Order XXV from my official shop before 8pm tomorrow for first access to tickets. See you in front! Love, Rob xhttps://t.co/6H7tHeFnD9 pic.twitter.com/DJaUrli8Va
— Robbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) June 13, 2022
It remains to be seen whether Williams will re-engage with the Las Vegas residency he delivered in early 2019. Without much of a sizable US audience over the years compared to other countries around the world, he is largely stayed away from the country as far as live performances are concerned. However, those Vegas shows were a triumph, a perfect combination of ambiance and atmosphere to match Williams’ dynamic stage presence (and in a much more intimate venue than he’s used to performing, this which makes it a special treat for those present).
The first batch of Vegas shows went off to great fanfare and sold out crowds, with a second leg announced for early 2020…only for the COVID-19 pandemic to upend those plans. Since those shows were dropped, there has been no mention of makeup shows or another Vegas run, but hopefully that will happen in the future.