Weddings, Barmitzvahs & Stadiums Tour

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Weddings, Barmitzvahs & Stadiums Tour
Tour by Robbie Williams
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Associated albumSing When You're Winning
Start date30 June 2001 (2001-06-30)
End date18 November 2001 (2001-11-18)
Legs3
No. of shows14 in Europe
3 in Asia
8 in Australasia
25 Total
Robbie Williams concert chronology

The Weddings, Barmitzvahs & Stadiums Tour[1] is the concert tour by British singer Robbie Williams, in support of his third studio album, Sing When You're Winning (2000). The second leg of the tour was renamed to Sing When You're Pacific Rimming Tour and Williams visited Australasia and Asia for the first time.[2]

Background[edit]

Two months after the release of Sing When You're Winning, Robbie hit the road for his second set of UK arena dates. With the release of Rock DJ earning him his third UK No. 1, Robbie's success was still soaring! Tickets for the arena shows were at this point described as gold dust and were selling out within hours.

In the run up to the tour, Robbie performed to 400 people at an exclusive Radio 1 show at London club, Scala. Prior to the gig Robbie revealed how the pressures of fame were taking their toll: "I do think that it doesn't stay like this forever, this amount of record sales and this notoriety. And while it is this big I really should get out of the country for a little bit. I love this country", he said, "I think it's fantastic, but life does get a bit like The Truman Show. People know when I've farted before I have. It is a bit of a mindbender."

In a haze of jaded negativity, Robbie began the European dates of the tour unfulfilled and disillusioned by the rigmarole of life in the limelight.

"I'm struggling to find things about my job that I enjoy", he said. "The money is fantastic, but that's the only thing that's great about it at the moment."

Writer Mark McCrum, who joined the tour as fodder for Robbie's first full-length, authorised biography, Somebody Someday, said: "This tour was made all the more interesting by the fact that Robbie announced at the start his intention to leave drink and drugs behind forever. His attempt to stay clean while performing was the personal challenge that became the story of the book."

This leg of the tour was also the subject of Brian Hill's documentary, Nobody Someday, and it was obvious that Robbie was finding the added attention intrusive. But it was also the tour during which Robbie did most of his growing up. Show after show, somehow, despite his weary state of mind, Robbie managed to stick to his word and stay clean. As a result, he began to enjoy himself.

By Rotterdam he started to get job satisfaction and ended the tour on a positive note. Having faced his demons, remaining sober and clean, he resisted the temptation to fall back into his old ways to celebrate once the tour was over.

Set list[edit]

  1. "Let Me Entertain You"
  2. "Live and Let Die"+
  3. "Old Before I Die"
  4. "Better Man"
  5. "Strong"
  6. "Wimmin"
  7. "Eternity/The Road to Mandalay"
  8. "Forever Texas"
  9. "No Regrets (Robbie Williams song)" / "Kill You"
  10. "Supreme"
  11. "Let Love Be Your Energy"
  12. "Kids"
  13. "She's the One"
  14. "Millennium"
  15. "Angels"
  16. "Rock DJ"

Tour dates[edit]

Weddings, Barmitzvahs & Stadiums
Date City Country Venue
Europe
30 June 2001 Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival Grounds
6 July 2001 Dublin Ireland Lansdowne Road
7 July 2001
14 July 2001 Cardiff Wales Millennium Stadium
15 July 2001
20 July 2001 Milton Keynes England National Bowl
21 July 2001
22 July 2001
27 July 2001 Manchester Old Trafford Cricket Ground
28 July 2001
29 July 2001
4 August 2001 Glasgow Scotland Hampden Park
5 August 2001
11 August 2001 Cologne Germany RheinEnergieStadion
Sing When You're Pacific Rimming
Date City Country Venue
Asia
18 October 2001 Hong Kong China Hong Kong Coliseum
20 October 2001 Kallang Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
26 October 2001 Taipei Taiwan SuperDome
Australasia
1 November 2001 Perth Australia Perth Entertainment Centre
3 November 2001 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
5 November 2001 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
8 November 2001 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
11 November 2001 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
13 November 2001 Christchurch New Zealand WestpacTrust Centre
14 November 2001
16 November 2001 Wellington Westpac Stadium
18 November 2001 Auckland Ericsson Stadium

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tour Dates". Robbie Williams. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.robbiewilliams.com/live/australasia-sing-when-youre-pacific-rimming-2001