Due to overwhelming demand, UK pop icon Robbie Williams is adding a second Melbourne show at Rod Laver Arena.
Last month, Williams announced a special one-off show in the city for April 30th. Having now sold out that date, he’ll now perform again at Rod Laver Arena on May 1st.
The special shows coincide with the filming in Australia of the singer’s forthcoming biopic Better Man. Williams will perform a 60-minute ‘greatest hits’ live show, alongside a guest appearance from a spokesperson from the set of the biopic.
TV presenter Richard Wilkins will also host an exclusive on-stage interview with Williams as the pair discuss Better Man and stories from the singer’s life. Attendees are also advised that select footage from the performances are set to be included in the final cut of the film.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be staging this very special, exclusive, never-to-be-repeated night in Melbourne in April,” Williams explained about the initial show. “I genuinely love being in Australia, so it’s only fitting that I’m shooting the Better Man movie there.
I’m delighted to be hosting this unique evening with my Victorian fans, where I’ll be performing a set as well as sharing some exclusive insights into the movie.”
Having first launched his career as a member of Take That back in 1990, Williams went solo in 1995, unveiling his debut album, Life Thru a Lens in 1997. Since then, 11 of his 12 studio albums have topped the charts in his native UK (with the remainder scoring a silver medal), while almost almost all of his records have been certified Gold or Platinum in Australia.
Famously, his 2006 tour of the country was one of his biggest to date, with over 100,000 tickets for his nine-date stadium tour selling out within half an hour. Last in the country in support of his 2016 album, The Heavy Entertainment Show, Williams has since continued his status as one of the world’s most successful pop artists, tying with Elvis Presley for the record of most #1 albums in the UK upon the release of the record.
The filming of the Better Man documentary was announced in December of 2021, with Williams revealing that it would be filmed at Docklands Studios in Melbourne.
“Better Man is shaping up to become a major theatrical event and we couldn’t be more excited that it will shoot in Melbourne, also the hometown of director Michael Gracey,” Roadshow Films CEO Joel Pearlman said in a statement.
“To tell Robbie William’s beautiful, distinct story, back home, in my own city, is a dream come true. There is a creative energy that burns across the Melbourne film industry, and I know this movie will thrive here.”
Presale for the show for Frontier Members begins on Monday, April 11th at 1pm AEDT. Tickets for the general public then go on sale on April 12th at 2pm AEDT.
An Evening with Robbie Williams
Presented by Frontier Touring, Chugg Entertainment and smoothfm 91.5
Saturday, April 30th
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday, May 1st
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on sale from Tuesday, April 12th at 2pm AEDT
Frontier Members pre-sale runs 24 hours from Monday, April 11th at 1pm AEDT