After much speculation, singer Robbie Williams has confirmed that he will play at Dublin's Aviva Stadium next June.He made the announcement of his June 17 Aviva concert at a press conference in Dublin on Friday afternoon.
The solo star and Take That favourite has been a regular visitor to Ireland over the years with previous shows taking place at the Phoenix Park, Croke Park, Slane, the Aviva and the Point/O2 - now the 3Arena.
He told reporters that playing Slane and the Phoenix Park were among the highlights of his career.
"I've done alright in quite a few countries but people seem to have taken me to their hearts in this country more than most. There's definitely a kinship I have with people here. I'm a Farrell - I'm half Farrell!," he said, referring to his mother Janet's maiden name.
He has had 14 number one singles and is one of the most in-demand live entertainers, and continues to play stadiums around the world. Robbie has won 17 BRIT Awards, nearly double the total of any other artist.