"There is definitely a kinship I have with people here" - Robbie Williams announces Aviva Stadium gig

The former Take That singer has announced a European stadium tour for 2017

Robbie Williams will play at the Aviva Stadium this summer in support of his new album.

He's gearing up to release his 11th studio album, 'The Heavy Entertainment Show' on November 4th.

Tickets from €69.50 including booking fee will go on general sale on Friday 11 November at 10am via RobbieWilliams.com.

As a solo artist, Robbie Williams has sold over 70 million albums and has six of the top 100 best-selling albums in British history.

He will perform his controversial single 'Party Like A Russian' on the Late Late Show tonight, following his alleged ban from performing in Russia.

In the video, Robbie poses like oligarch and seemingly takes a pop at leader Vladimir Putin in the lyrics, referring to a man who "alleviates the cash from a whole entire nation".

Meanwhile, his former bandmates Take That have added a second and final date to their run of shows at the 3Arena in May. Their forthcoming studio album, 'Wonderland' is due for release in March 2017. For the first time ever, the band’s main stage will be in the centre of the arena floor.

Williams said he has a special relationship with Ireland - but he's not sure why: