Legendary music promoter Michael Chugg has hinted that he will be bringing Robbie Williams to Australia for a series of concerts in December 2013.
During his keynote conversation with Iain Shedden at the Australasian World Music Expo on Friday afternoon, Chugg was discussing local touring phenomenons, and how he has taken acts like Coldplay and Radiohead from playing small venues around Australia on their first visit to filling stadiums three or four tours later.
Shedden then pointed out to Chugg how he’d also experienced this method of success with Robbie Williams, and asked whether he would be able to sustain this.
Chugg replied: “Watch This Space. It’s called December 2013. We’ll wait and see.”
The famed promoter also gave the hint that Williams may play more shows in smaller venues instead of a few big gigs in stadiums, as this would be appealing from a business perspective.
“He is such an incredible entertainer, and he was the first of the tours that you could stand at the back of the Sydney Football Stadium and watch 60-year-olds holding hands with 10-year-olds and mums and dads and 20-year-old punk fans, all there to see Robbie Williams,” he said.
“So when Robbie comes back, we might not do three Etihads (Etihad Stadium, Melbourne) or three Sydney Football Stadiums, but he will do great business, because he delivers.”