International superstar, Robbie Williams
, returns to the stage at London’s 02 Arena between November 22nd
with a spectacular new live show. Robbie will perform music from his highly anticipated new album Take The Crown
(due for release on November 5th
on Island Records) alongside classics from his extraordinary career.
Details of the shows are under wraps, but Robbie is once again working with his ‘Dream Team’ including set designer Mark Fisher (Cirque du Soleil, 2008 Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony), producer Lee Lodge (50th Grammy Awards, MTV 2012 Movie Awards) and creative designer Willie Williams (Lady Gaga, George Michael).
The final show (November 24th) will also be broadcast live, under the direction of Hamish Hamilton, fresh from his work on the London 2012 Opening Ceremony and Madonna’s XLVI Super Bowl half time performance.
Done and Dusted will be producing this live event and a post-produced edit will be available in mid-December, in time for Christmas and New Year TV schedules, with BlinkTV acting as exclusive distributor of the show worldwide.
With a number of broadcasters already signed up, BlinkTV will present the show to buyers at MIPCOM and the Asia TV Forum in Singapore.
Christine Cowin, BlinkTV’s head of content, said: “Considering the depth of talent working on this broadcast, Robbie Williams at the O2 is guaranteed to be spectacular in the truest sense of the word. There is huge anticipation for his return to the global stage. Robbie remains one of the UK’s few truly international stars, and we’re anticipating continued major interest from buyers around the world.”
In a career spanning more than 20 years, Robbie Williams has sold 70 million records worldwide, both as a solo artist and a founding member of Take That. His last world tour sold 1.6 million tickets in just 24 hours. Now with a new record label, Island Records, his forthcoming album will be supported by a major international PR and marketing campaign.
NOTES TO EDITORS
BlinkTV is a media, production and distribution company based in London, with a particular focus on live music and 3D. Major music commissions include V Festival coverage for Channel 4 and 18 hours of live 3D broadcast from Isle of Wight Festival. BlinkTV also produced and distributed what is widely regarded as the best example of a 3D concert film to date with Kylie – Aphrodite Les Folies, as well as an accompanying documentary. As a distributor, BlinkTV’s catalogue includes some of the biggest names in music, from Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue to Sir Tom Jones, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg and Iggy Pop, and around 20 hours of 3D content.