has announced plans for a 2013 European stadium tour with top UK singer Olly Murs. The 38-year-old pop star, who had his last solo tour back in 2006, revealed the 17 date tour will kick off in June taking the duo across Europe from Manchester to Estonia.
In a candid press conference Monday afternoon, Robbie Williams admitted that he needs to lose weight before his tour kicks off in June 2013, as it is a part of his plan to leave behind a “musical legacy.” The “Angels” singer, who welcomed daughter Theodora Rose recently, added that his baby girl will accompany him on the tour.
Williams admitted he was very excited about going on a tour with his pal, Olly, 28, saying, “I believe that I am at a place in my career where its time to put my foot down, that this is what I do, its legacy time for me.”
“I'm getting my handicap down in golf and all that business. I'm nearly 40, that's what I'm trying to say.
'I don't know how many times I will get given this opportunity... I want to go and seal my place in pop history,” he added.
The “Candy” hitmaker said taking his daughter on tour with him would result in him getting more sleep than he has on previous tours.
He said, “Perhaps I will be a bit more calm. She's a very, very calming presence. Already I feel that something cosmically has changed within me and I don't know what it is but I feel happier as a person and a bit more grounded as a person. That's happened naturally.”
“She's coming with us, of course. It probably means I'll get more sleep because she's there, not less because she's there. She's rounding off my rough edges as the weeks progress in her life so far,” he added.
The singer also admitted he had been “lethargic” with his past two albums, but the birth of his daughter and his reunion withhad given him new energy. “The rumors are true. I'm getting Robbie Williams back together again,” he quipped.
In the conference, Williams also revealed why he chose Olly Murs to support him on the tour. He said, “I can see a lot of myself in him, we get on like a house on fire. I hope he will come up and join me onstage for a couple of numbers.”