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Robbie to play biggest show Ireland's ever seen
(well, since the Pope, anyway)
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 18 Nov 2002
Robbie Williams plays the biggest concert in the history of the state on Saturday August 9 2003 when he headlines Dublin's Phoenix Park.
Planning permission for the event has already been acquired by MCD who are expecting Williams to draw a capacity 100,000 crowd.
Details of the gig were announced today, Monday November 18, at a press conference in Germany. Tickets, priced at E59.50, are limited to four per person and go on sale this Saturday November 23 at 8am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.
“Irish people have always been extremely supportive and I’m delighted at the opportunity to play the Phoenix Park," says Robbie in a statement released today. "For me, touring is the ultimate adrenalin rush and this is going to be one of my best tours yet. I’m really excited at the prospect of being back on the road.”
The concert is part of Williams' 15 date European tour which will include gigs in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, England and Ireland, bringing his formidable live show to an audience of almost 1 million people.
The event is set to bring a E20m windfall to the City and is being organised in full co-operation with all the relevant authorities including Duchas The Heritage Service, An Garda Siochana, Eastern Regional Health Authority, Dublin Bus/Irish Rail and Dublin City Council.