After all of the recent hoo-hah about estranged million-selling singer Robbie Williams re-joining Take That, he finally did it, burying the hatchet with Gary Barlow, rather than in him.
One reason behind the reformation, with Williams included in the line-up, could be cynically levelled at the soloist's failure to make it eight #1 albums in a row with 2009's largely-forgettable "Reality Killed the Video Star". He needed a bunk-up. As if.
Williams has won more BRIT Awards than any other artist in music history, can lay claim to having sold 70 million units worldwide and has just racked up the fastest-selling single (by a male) this year with new song "Candy". He's also recently sold out a handful of shows, including three nights at London's O2 Arena in September. What's the betting the new tour will do the same?
On the back of returning to the top of the album charts with album number nine, "Take The Crown", Robbie Williams has confirmed a string of summer 2013 shows. So far, Manchester's Eithad Stadium will host three shows on 18th (just added), 19th, 21st and (just added) the 22nd June, Glasgow's Hampden Park on 25th and (just added) 26th, before London's Wembley Stadium on 29th, 30th June plus the recently-added 2nd and 5th July.
We will have tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 30th November.
As if you need coercing, he's bringing Olly Murs with him as support on all dates.