Robbie Williams To Kick Off World Cup Opening Ceremony
He's gonna party like a Russian...
Even if you’re not a soccer fan, the news that Robbie Williams is set to kick off the opening ceremony for the upcoming FIFA World Cup is enough to get even the most sport-resistant fans into the game.
Posting to Twitter on Monday, the 44-year-old revealed that he will be performing in Moscow at Luzhniki Stadium for the tournament, which kicks off Thursday along with the first game between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
"I’m so happy and excited to be going back to Russia for such a unique performance," the singer said.
I’ve done a lot in my career, and opening the FIFA World Cup to 80,000 football fans in the stadium and many millions all over the world is a boyhood dream. We’d like to invite football and music fans to party with us in Russia, in the stadium, or to tune in their TVs a little earlier for an unforgettable show.
As always, social media wasted no time getting excited over the big news.
Some even suggested that it was thanks to his 2016 hit Party Like A Russian that earned him the coveted role.
He will be joining Russian soprano Aida Garifullina for the event, and joins a star-studded list of previous World Cup opening ceremony performers such as Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull.
The FIFA World Cup begins on June 14 and wraps up on July 15.