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Williams shifts Wembley concerts
Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams' world tour kicked off in South Africa in April
Robbie Williams has moved his Wembley Stadium concerts to the Milton Keynes Bowl after the new venue was beset by building delays.

The star's five shows will take place on the same dates from 14-19 September.

Wembley ticket holders will receive an e-mail with further information and those unable to travel to Milton Keynes will be offered refunds.

The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and Take That also changed venues after the stadium's opening was delayed to 2007.

Bon Jovi and Take That have moved to Milton Keynes, while the Rolling Stones have switched to Twickenham.

'No further events'

Robbie Williams is playing to an estimated 2.6 million fans around the world on his Close Encounters tour, which began in South Africa last month.

The first of 14 European dates is due to take place in Dublin next month.

Building company Multiplex, which is rebuilding the London stadium, said in March that "full practical completion" of the venue would not be achieved until the end of September.

They added that two further months would be needed to run test events.

Wembley has said "no further events will take place at the stadium for the remainder of this year".


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