British singer Robbie Williams performs in Berlin.
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After much speculation, rumor and anticipation, it’s now official: British pop sensation Robbie Williams will perform in the Holy Land, for the first time.
The concert scheduled for May 2, 2015, at Park Hayarkon was announced at an official press conference in London on Thursday.
In a leaked YouTube video, Williams, sporting the heavy glam-rock makeup he wore in his 1997 hit “Let Me Entertain You” music video, gleefully sing-songs the list of cities that will make up his upcoming tour. The last name the singer mentions is none other than Israel’s White City.
“Let me entertain you! Some of the towns and far-off places I’ve never played before and others I’ve played for ages,” he sings, paraphrasing the lyrics to the famous song. “You’ll hear some of my favorite songs, it’ll sell out so don’t be long, mon cher,” he continued, making one final gleeful plug for what is sure to be a tour that will do well at the box office.
Williams got his start as part of the popular British boy-band Take That. In 1995 Williams embarked on a successful career as a solo artist after a much publicized feud with the other band members.
With over 77 million albums sold through his 20-year career as a pop star, Williams is far from short of material with which to serenade his adoring (mostly female) fans.
Those flocking to Hayarkon in May will most likely his chart-topping hits such as “Millennium,” “Angels,” “Rock DJ” and – his tour’s namesake – “Let Me Entertain You.”