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Robbie Williams "Trippin'" In "Intensive Care"
LONDON (Billboard) - British pop star Robbie Williams, an enigma in America despite huge international success, will release his sixth solo album in Europe on October 24.
"Intensive Care" (EMI), which Williams has been recording in Los Angeles for the past two years, marks the follow-up to the 2003 chart-topper release "Escapology."
It is unknown when, or if, "Intensive Care" will be released in North America. Despite a strong promotional push in an attempt to expand Williams' global reach, "Escapology" flopped across the Atlantic, selling just 136,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The new album's first single, "Tripping," is described by Williams on his Web site as "something like a mini-gangster opera." It will be issued to European radio outlets beginning September 5 ahead of its October 3 release at retail.
Williams, a former member of boy-band Take That, is one of Europe's biggest hit-makers, with 18 top 10 singles and six No. 1 albums in the United Kingdom alone. According to EMI, he has shifted 35 million albums worldwide.
Williams will play a one-off show October 9 at the 12,000 capacity Velodrom in Berlin. The concert will be simultaneously broadcast at cinemas across Europe. Television broadcasts are also being lined up.