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Astoria, London


"The message at London’s Astoria last week was clear. Three months after stealing the Live8 show, Robbie Williams was reclaiming the crown of pop king.

His new songs are wholly British in their nods to the Specials, Prefab Sprout and the Rolling Stones. Still it was the big hits that elicited the best response. An awesome Angels raised the roof, leaving Williams moved by the ensuing singalong: ‘I’ve had a few oh-my-god moments in my life,’ he said. ‘Well, that was another one.’"