Close Encounters Tour


Close Encounters Tour
Close Encounters Tour
Tour by Robbie Williams
Associated album Intensive Care & Rudebox
Start date 10 April 2006
End date 18 December 2006
Legs 4
Shows 39 in Europe
9 in Australia
7 in Latin America
4 in South Africa & UAE
59 in total
Robbie Williams tour chronology
Weekends Of Mass Distraction Tour
(2003)
Close Encounters Tour
(2006)

The Close Encounters Tour is Robbie Williams' 2006 worldwide concert tour. It kicked off in Durban's ABSA Stadium on 10 April, and ended in Melbourne on 18 December. The tour was a great success financially, with every date selling out the morning the tickets went on sale. Williams broke the World Record for selling 1.6 million tickets in a single day of going on sale in November 2005.

Contents

History

The name "Close Encounters" from movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg) is the Fanfare Let there be light (Intro) including the famous five-note melody Wild Signals. 'This symbol shows, that "we are not alone"', Williams said before the tour. The show is a little "Space-show"...

Set list

During the spring leg of the tour, the set list was:

  1. Radio
  2. Rock DJ
  3. Tripping
  4. Monsoon
  5. Sin Sin Sin
  6. Supreme
  7. The Trouble With Me
  8. Millennium
  9. Back for Good
  10. No Regrets
  11. Advertising Space
  12. There She Goes
  13. Ghosts
  14. Come Undone
  15. Feel
  16. A Place To Crash
  17. Kids
  18. Make Me Pure
  19. Let Me Entertain You
  20. Strong
  21. Angels

The set list was different during the summer leg and, until the Hamburg concert on 15 July 2006, ran like so:

  1. Radio
  2. Rock DJ
  3. Tripping
  4. Monsoon
  5. Sin Sin Sin
  6. The Trouble With Me
  7. Make Me Pure
  8. Me and My Shadow (With Jonathan Wilkes)
  9. Strong (Also with Jonathan Wilkes)
  10. Back for Good
  11. No Regrets
  12. Advertising Space
  13. A Place To Crash
  14. Come Undone
  15. Feel
  16. Let Me Entertain You
  17. Angels

However, this changed on 19 July at Budapest and stayed the same for the rest of the European part of the tour.

  1. Radio
  2. Rock DJ
  3. Tripping
  4. Monsoon
  5. Sin Sin Sin
  6. Millennium
  7. Make Me Pure
  8. Me and My Shadow (With Jonathan Wilkes)
  9. Strong (Also with Jonathan Wilkes)
  10. Back for Good
  11. Advertising Space
  12. Come Undone
  13. Feel
  14. Let Me Entertain You
  15. Rudebox
  16. Angels
  17. Kids

The set list played in Santiago de Chile and both dates of Buenos Aires was supposed to stay the same for the rest of the Latin American Tour.

  1. Radio
  2. Rock DJ
  3. Tripping
  4. Monsoon
  5. Sin Sin Sin
  6. Millennium
  7. Make Me Pure
  8. Me and My Shadow (With Jonathan Wilkes)
  9. Strong (Also with Jonathan Wilkes)
  10. Back for Good
  11. Advertising Space
  12. Come Undone
  13. Feel
  14. Let Me Entertain You
  15. Rudebox
  16. Angels
  17. She's The One
  18. Better Man

However, Robbie changed the setlist in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil had a special and unique setlist following the European one, adding the hits Better Man and She's The One.

  1. Radio
  2. Rock DJ
  3. Tripping
  4. Monsoon
  5. Sin Sin Sin
  6. Make Me Pure
  7. Me and My Shadow (With Jonathan Wilkes)
  8. Strong (Also with Jonathan Wilkes)
  9. Back for Good
  10. Advertising Space
  11. Come Undone
  12. Better Man
  13. Feel
  14. Let Me Entertain You
  15. Rudebox
  16. She's The One
  17. Angels
  18. Kids

Robbie changed the setlist in Mexico City. The new setlist was:

  1. Radio
  2. Rock DJ
  3. Tripping
  4. Monsoon
  5. Sin Sin Sin
  6. Make Me Pure
  7. Me and My Shadow (With Jonathan Wilkes)
  8. Strong (Also with Jonathan Wilkes)
  9. Back for Good
  10. Advertising Space
  11. Come Undone
  12. Feel
  13. Let Me Entertain You
  14. Rudebox
  15. Better Man (with Omar Chaparro, just on 21 October)
  16. Angels
  17. She's The One (just on 21 October)

Robbie changed the setlist in Perth for the Australian leg. The new setlist was:

  1. Radio
  2. Rock DJ
  3. Tripping
  4. Monsoon
  5. Lovelight (This was the world premiere on 30 November)
  6. Sin Sin Sin
  7. Make Me Pure
  8. Me and My Shadow (With Jonathan Wilkes)
  9. Strong (Also with Jonathan Wilkes)
  10. Back for Good
  11. Advertising Space
  12. Come Undone
  13. Feel
  14. Let Me Entertain You
  15. Rudebox
  16. Angels
  17. Kids

Robbie changed the setlist in Adelaide. The new setlist was:

  1. Radio
  2. Rock DJ
  3. Tripping
  4. Monsoon
  5. Sin Sin Sin
  6. Make Me Pure
  7. Me and My Shadow (With Jonathan Wilkes)
  8. Stayin Alive (a cappella)
  9. Strong (Also with Jonathan Wilkes)
  10. Back for Good
  11. Advertising Space
  12. Come Undone
  13. Feel
  14. Let Me Entertain You
  15. Rudebox
  16. Angels
  17. Kids

Robbie changed the setlist in Sydney on the 10/12/06 .... the setlist was:

Intro (Let there be light)

  1. Radio
  2. Rock DJ
  3. Tripping
  4. Monsoon
  5. Sin Sin Sin
  6. Millennium
  7. Make Me Pure
  8. Me and My Shadow (With Jonathan Wilkes)
  9. Stayin Alive (a cappella)
  10. Strong (Also with Jonathan Wilkes)
  11. Back for Good
  12. Advertising Space
  13. Come Undone
  14. Feel
  15. Let Me Entertain You
  16. Rudebox
  17. Angels

Note: The concert was cut short of normal running time, as the Sydney Council placed a curfew upon concerts at Aussie Stadium, ensuring it was over by 10.30 pm.

Robbie changed the setlist in Brisbane .... the setlist was:

  1. Radio
  2. Rock DJ
  3. Tripping
  4. Monsoon
  5. Sin Sin Sin
  6. Millennium
  7. Make Me Pure
  8. Me and My Shadow (With Jonathan Wilkes)
  9. Stayin Alive (a cappella)
  10. Strong (Also with Jonathan Wilkes)
  11. Back for Good
  12. Advertising Space
  13. Come Undone
  14. Feel
  15. Let Me Entertain You
  16. Rudebox
  17. Angels
  18. Kids

Support acts

The Ordinary Boys were originally meant to be one of the support acts, but dropped out at the last minute. Orson took their place going on first.

Basement Jaxx were the top support act, which surprised many people, as the band are doing their own sold out arena tour in December. Many thought that the Jaxx were too big to do a support slot. The support slot also conicides with the release of their latest album, Crazy Itch Radio.

Basement Jaxx did not tour on the Americas. In Buenos Aires, La Portuaria, an Argentine band reminiscent of David Byrne was chosen to support. The supporting act in South Africa was the local afro-fusion band Freshly Ground, who has the hit single doo be doo. The supporting act in Australia is Sneaky Sound System.

Timings

At most concerts, the times run :

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue Capacity
South Africa & UAE
10 April 2006 Durban South Africa ABSA Stadium 40,690
13 April 2006 Cape Town Green Point Stadium 33,757
17 April 2006 Pretoria Loftus Stadium 56,632
21 April 2006 Dubai United Arab Emirates Nad Al Sheba 24,000
Europe
9 June 2006 Dublin Ireland Croke Park 78,905
13 June 2006 Brussels Belgium KBS Stadium 54,000
14 June 2006 54,000
17 June 2006 Paris France Parc des Princes 48,500
21 June 2006 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena 51,000
22 June 2006 51,000
24 June 2006 51,000
25 June 2006 51,000
1 July 2006 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi Stadium 51,268
2 July 2006 51,268
6 July 2006 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium 45,000
7 July 2006 45,000
10 July 2006 Dresden Germany Festwiese 78,346
11 July 2006 78,346
14 July 2006 Hamburg Trabrennbahn 77,555
15 July 2006 77,555
19 July 2006 Budapest Hungary Nepstadion 65,000
22 July 2006 Milan Italy San Siro Stadium 66,750
27 July 2006 Berlin Germany Olympiastadion 61,655
28 July 2006 61,656
1 August 2006 Munich Olympiastadion 68,971
2 August 2006 68,971
3 August 2006 68,971
8 August 2006 Cologne Jahnwiese 76,681
9 August 2006 76,681
12 August 2006 Hockenheim Hockenheimring 84,710
13 August 2006 84,710
18 August 2006 Vienna Austria Ernst Happel Stadium 49,748
19 August 2006 49,748
23 August 2006 Berne Switzerland Stade de Suisse 39,400
24 August 2006 39,400
1 September 2006 Glasgow Scotland Hampden Park 52,000
2 September 2006 52,000
8 September 2006 Leeds England Roundhay Park 69,000
9 September 2006 69,000
14 September 2006 Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Bowl 75,000
15 September 2006 75,000
16 September 2006 75,000
18 September 2006 75,000
19 September 2006 75,000
Americas
Date City Country Venue Capacity
10 October 2006 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional 50,000
14 October 2006 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium 60,000
15 October 2006 60,000
18 October 2006 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Sambadrome Arena 40,000
19 October 2006 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes * 22,000
21 October 2006 Mexico City Foro Sol 52,000
22 October 2006 Foro Sol ^ 52,000
Australia
Date City Country Venue Capacity
30 November 2006 Perth Australia Subiaco Oval 42,000
1 December 2006 42,000
5 December 2006 Adelaide AAMI Stadium 53,000
9 December 2006 Sydney Aussie Stadium 52,079
10 December 2006 52,079
13 December 2006 Brisbane Suncorp Stadium 52,413
14 December 2006 52,413
17 December 2006 Melbourne Telstra Dome 62,637
18 December 2006 62,637
* = Special performance for the MTV VMALA 2006.
^ = Recorded live to be broadcasted in Latin America.

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