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Robbie Williams kicks off tour in Budapest 

added: 6 May 2014 // by: VVN Music 

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Robbie Williams has really taken his swing personna to heart on the new Swings Both Ways tour, performing music from his two albums from the genre along with his other hits in a big band style.

Williams opened his latest on Saturday, April 25 at the Papp László Sportaréna in Budapest, Hungary and is continuing throughout the European continent.

The singer performed ten of the thirteen songs on the Swings Both Ways album along with three from his 2001 set Swing When You're Winning. Add to that a new song, four covers and a covers medley and there isn't a lot of room for Williams' other career highlights. It wasn't until the last quarter of the show that any were played with five relegated to a medley followed by a full performance of Angels.

Robbie Williams Set List

Shine My Shoes (from Swings Both Ways, 2013)
Puttin' On the Ritz (from Swings Both Ways, 2013)
Ain't That a Kick in the Head (from Swing When You're Winning, 2001)
Minnie the Moocher (from Swings Both Ways, 2013)
Swing Supreme (from Swings Both Ways, 2013)
No One Likes a Fat Pop Star (from Swings Both Ways, 2013)
That's Amore (Dean Martin cover)
Ignition (R. Kelly cover)
Mr. Bojangles (from Swing When You're Winning, 2001)
I Wan'na Be Like You (from Swings Both Ways, 2013)
High Hopes (Frank Sinatra cover)
Swings Both Ways (from Swings Both Ways, 2013)
Soda Pop (from Swings Both Ways, 2013)
Medley:
Trouble (Elvis Presley cover)
Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles cover)
Reet Petite (Little Richard cover)
Shout (Isley Brothers cover)
If I Only Had a Brain (from Swings Both Ways, 2013)
Go Gentle (from Swings Both Ways, 2013)
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me (from Swing When You're Winning, 2001)
Empire State of Mind (sung fragment by backing singer) (Alicia Keys cover)
New York New York (Frank Sinatra cover)
Medley
Let Me Entertain You (from Life Through a Lens, 1997)
Rock DJ (from Sing When You're Winning, 2000)
Millennium (from I've Been Expecting You, 1998)
Come Undone (from Escapology, 2002)
Old Before I Die (from Life Through a Lens, 1997)
Candy (from Take the Crown, 2012)
Angels (from Life Through a Lens, 1997)
Sensational (New song)

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