Robbie Williams jokes he could play Knebworth again if he “sold tickets as cheaply” as Liam Gallagher.
During the launch event of his new album ‘XXV’, Robbie Williams spoke to NME about Liam’s epic return on Knebworth.
Oasis famously played the iconic venue in 1996, performing to 250,000 people across two nights.
Meanwhile Robbie Williams played to 375,000 fans across three nights in 2003.
And for the occasion Williams sent Noel Gallagher a pair of tap dancing shoes with a note that read:
“Dear Mr. N Gallagher. You said [onstage] that two nights at Knebworth is history. Well, I guess three is just greedy. Yours, Rob.”
Last weekend Liam Gallagher returned to the iconic venue playing in front of 160,000 fans over two nights.
Asked if he wished to return to the site himself, Robbie Williams said:
“To go and do three again? I dunno. I listened to last album ‘C’mon You Know’ and there’s some amazing songs on there. Like proper, proper – you know, how music should be. Or how this middle-aged fella thinks music should be.”
“I don’t know if you revisit, though. Do you revisit it? I’m sure we’d do OK if we sold tickets as cheaply [as Liam].”
“Can I just apologise for saying the “cheaply” thing – if you write that, can you say I apologise; I was being bitchy,” adding: “[Knebworth] is not something that’s on my radar. Glastonbury, on the other hand – I’d like to do that.”