Robbie Williams not 'bothered' about tour route
Robbie Williams has admitted he isn't "bothered" about what places he performs in and says he doesn't want to work extra hard on tour
This article is from 2013.
Robbie Williams isn't "bothered" about where he goes on tour.
The 'Candy' hitmaker is to embark on a string of European shows later this year and he gets infuriated when fans ask why he isn't visiting their home towns as he thinks it would be bad for his health if he tried to fit in as many places as possible, so he just goes ahead with a schedule put together for him.
Asking fans to submit questions for a Q&A session, he added: "Pls don't ask 'Why are you not coming to "fill in blank...?" ' The answer is I don't know why or I don't want to work that hard.
"By going everywhere in 2006 I ended up in rehab. I just haven't got the kind of engine needed to do that. Sorry if you feel left out but I have to protect myself.
"I didn't plan the route for the tour and I'm not particularly bothered to figure out why I'm not in such and such a place. I go where I'm pointed and intend to entertain the f**k out of you while I'm there."
The 38-year-old star also revealed he plans to scale down his live shows after the upcoming tour as he wants to be free to "fanny about" with his setlist instead of having to play it safe and perform his best-known hits.
He said: "After this stadium tour, I'm going to move back to arenas. I loved the O2 last year and I think I could fanny about with my choice of tunes in arenas.
"In stadiums you 'have to' hit it down the middle. It's too scary not to. Imagine how terrifying it would be to lose a whole stadium as I kick into 'Why D'you Mug Me Off In My Car D******d?' LOL (sic)"