20,000 fans headed to Port Vale Stadium in Stoke on Trent to see the entertainer himself Robbie Williams finally play his home coming show. It was certainly worth the wait for the fans who camped out for hours some up to three days to make sure they got right to the front.

Bursting onto the stage with ‘Let Me Entertain you’ fans were in for a memorable night of mega hits and fun. The concert, was postponed from two years ago because of the pandemic, was held to help raise funds for charities close to Robbie’s heart – the Hubb Foundation, the Donna Louise and UNICEF.

Bursting onto the scene in the 1990s as one-fifth of the hit-making Take That, Robbie Williams has been a firm fixture in the music industry ever since.

Williams worked as a lead vocalist in the group alongside Gary Barlow until his departure from the band in 1995. He went on to sign a solo deal in 1996 and quickly appeared in the charts with a cover of George Michael’s ‘Freedom’ which climbed to the No.2 slot in the UK charts.

Williams’ debut album Life thru a Lens was released in 1997 and included the single ‘Angels’ which became a hit around Europe and the US. It was a success Williams became accustomed to as the artist went on to land seven UK No.1 singles and 11 UK No.1 albums. He’s also won 18 BRIT Awards and three MTV EMAs.

In 2004, Robbie Williams was inducted into the UK’s Music Hall of Fame after he was voted the Greatest Artist of the 90s. Some six years later and 15 years after his departure, Williams rejoined Take That to work on their album Progress. The singer departed the group shortly after with the band confirming the door would always be open if Williams wanted to return in the future.

Since then, Williams has released four more solo albums and completed a number of solo tours.

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