Close Encounters Tour

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Close Encounters Tour
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Tour by Robbie Williams
Associated album Intensive Care
Rudebox
Start date 10 April 2006 (2006-04-10)
End date 18 December 2006 (2006-12-18)
Legs 4
Shows 3 in Africa
1 in Asia
38 in Europe
4 in South America
2 in North America
9 in Australia
57 Total
Box office $60 million ($70.19 in 2015 dollars)[1]
Robbie Williams concert chronology
2003 Tour
(2003)
Close Encounters Tour
(2006)
Take the Crown Stadium Tour
(2013)

The Close Encounters Tour is a concert tour by British recording artist, Robbie Williams. Launched in the spring of 2006, the album supports Williams' sixth studio album, Intensive Care. To date, it is the singer's largest tour, playing over 50 shows in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australia. It is believed to have played to over 3 million spectators and earned over $60 million. The name is derived from the 1977 film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Africa
10 April 2006 Durban South Africa ABSA Stadium
13 April 2006 Cape Town Green Point Stadium
17 April 2006 Pretoria Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Asia[3]
21 April 2006 Dubai United Arab Emirates Nad Al Sheba Racecourse
Europe
9 June 2006 Dublin Ireland Croke Park
13 June 2006 Brussels Belgium Stade Roi Baudouin
14 June 2006
17 June 2006 Paris France Parc des Princes
21 June 2006 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena
22 June 2006
24 June 2006
25 June 2006
1 July 2006 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi
2 July 2006
6 July 2006 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium
7 July 2006
10 July 2006 Dresden Germany Festwiese Ostragehege
11 July 2006
14 July 2006 Hamburg Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld
15 July 2006
19 July 2006 Budapest Hungary Ferenc Puskás Stadium
22 July 2006 Milan Italy San Siro
27 July 2006 Berlin Germany Olympic Stadium
28 July 2006
1 August 2006 Munich Olympic Stadium
2 August 2006
3 August 2006
8 August 2006 Cologne Jahnwiese
9 August 2006
12 August 2006 Hockenheim Hockenheimring
13 August 2006
18 August 2006 Vienna Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion
19 August 2006
23 August 2006 Bern Switzerland Stade de Suisse
24 August 2006
1 September 2006 Glasgow Scotland Hampden Park
2 September 2006
8 September 2006 Leeds England Roundhay Park
9 September 2006
14 September 2006 Milton Keynes National Bowl
15 September 2006
16 September 2006
18 September 2006
19 September 2006
South America
10 October 2006 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional
14 October 2006 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium
15 October 2006
18 October 2006 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Praça da Apoteose
North America
21 October 2006 Mexico City Mexico Foro Sol
22 October 2006
Australia[4]
30 November 2006 Perth Australia Subiaco Oval
1 December 2006
5 December 2006 Adelaide AAMI Stadium
9 December 2006 Sydney Aussie Stadium
10 December 2006
13 December 2006 Brisbane Suncorp Stadium
14 December 2006
17 December 2006 Melbourne Telstra Dome
18 December 2006
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
14 September 2006 London, England Wembley Stadium Moved to the National Bowl in Milton Keynes, England[5]
15 September 2006 London, England Wembley Stadium Moved to the National Bowl in Milton Keynes, England[5]
16 September 2006 London, England Wembley Stadium Moved to the National Bowl in Milton Keynes, England[5]
18 September 2006 London, England Wembley Stadium Moved to the National Bowl in Milton Keynes, England[5]
19 September 2006 London, England Wembley Stadium Moved to the National Bowl in Milton Keynes, England[5]
4 November 2006 Shanghai, China Hongkou Football Stadium Cancelled[6]
10 November 2006 Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Arena Cancelled[6]
14 November 2006 Bangkok, Thailand Aktiv Square Cancelled[6]
18 November 2006 Kallang, Singapore National Stadium Cancelled[6]
22 November 2006 Mumbai, India Brabourne Stadium Cancelled[6]
24 November 2006 Bangalore, India Bangalore Palace Grounds Cancelled[6]

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / Available Gross revenue
Foro Sol Mexico City 102,956 / 108,414 (95%) $3,626,856[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Coetzer, Diane (13 April 2006). "Robbie Kicks Off World Tour In South Africa". Billboard. VNU Business Media. Archived from the original on 18 April 2006. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Robe Light Robbie Williams in Dubai". ULA Group. http://www.freezepage.com/1372640602TDMOEBGYYG. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "ROBBIE’S SUPER-SIZED WORLD TOUR WILL FINISH IN AUSTRALIA". Chugg Entertainment. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Williams shifts Wembley concerts". BBC News Online. British Broadcasting Corporation. 5 May 2006. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Robbie Williams Cancels Asian Tour Dates". Billboard. VNU Business Media. 16 September 2006. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Top Concert Grosses". Billboard (New York City, New York: VNU Business Media) 118 (46): 12. 18 November 2006. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 

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