Backstage: Robbie Williams, Post Malone and more

A round-up of the latest live music news…

Robbie Williams has announced an initial eight dates for a tour of the UK and Ireland later this year.

The singer’s XXV tour, which coincides with a new album and the 25th anniversary of his solo career, begins the run with two nights at London’s O2 in October. Williams will also play AO Arena in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Dublin’s 3Arena.

General sale tickets are available from Friday, June 17.

Williams will next month play his first-ever live show in his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent.

The show at Vale Park – the home of Port Vale FC, the team he supports – was originally announced two years ago but had to be rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The show is in aid of the Donna Louise Hospice for children and young people, UNICEF UK and The Hubb Foundation – with all profits going to the three charities.

Post Malone has announced the Twelve Carat Tour, a 33-city outing across North America with special guest Roddy Ricch.

Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off in September at CHI Health Center in Omaha, making stops in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Dallas, Atlanta, Vancouver and more before wrapping up in Los Angeles at Arena in November.

Tickets go on sale starting Friday, June 17 with a presale for Citi cardmembers from June 14.

Mark Ronson, Liam Gallagher and Miley Cyrus are among the artists that have been confirmed for the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts later this year.

The shows, celebrating the life of Foo Fighters drummer Hawkins, who died earlier this year, will see his bandmates joined by a host of big names at the two gigs at London’s Wembley Stadium and Los Angeles’ Kia Forum in September.

Members of Queen, The Police, Rush and Kiss are among those who will also appear. Ticketing details have yet to be released.

The Rolling Stones have been forced to postpone a second leg of their European tour this week after singer Mick Jagger tested positive for COVID-19.

The veteran rockers were forced to postpone their Amsterdam concert at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Monday just hours before it was set to start. Now the band have announced they will no longer play Wankdorf Stadium in Switzerland on Friday as planned.

The band have confirmed that the  Sixty Tour stop in Amsterdam will be staged on July 7, with the Bern date still to be confirmed.

American pop rock band Lany have added new shows in Manila, Bangkok and Taipei to their Asia tour this November.

The tour begins in Taiwan in October and finishes with the new fifth show at the Philippines’ Mall Of Asia Arena on November 16.  They will play two shows in Taiwan and Thailand as well as staging concerts in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Indie hero Morrissey has announced a 10-date tour of the UK and Ireland this autumn.

The tour will kick off at Gleneagles INEC Arena in Ireland on September 24, before the singer heads to England for an appearance at Blackpool’s Opera House. The tour takes in venues such as Manchester Apollo and Brixton Academy before finishing at Brighton Centre on October 14.

UK festival brand We Are FSTVL has announced the line-up for the return of We Are Mexico in Cancún in November. The line-up includes Hot Creations label boss Jamie Jones, German favourite Loco Dice and Detroit’s MK.

We Are Mexico will feature pool parties, beachfront performances, coastal adventures, superclub takeovers, and more. This will be the second edition of We Are Mexico following a 2021 debut, which is presented by Pollen and We Are FSTVL.