Check in Georgia:
Robbie Williams impresses Tbilisi crowds

Robbie Williams said the Georgian people were “sensational, incredibly warm and generous”. Photo by Gela Bedianashvili, 28 May 2016 - 12:14, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has enjoyed a world class performance by British pop star Robbie Williams, who performed his hit songs and popular covers last night in Tbilisi.

Williams took to the stage in front of a sold-out crowd of 38,000 people at Dinamo Arena, which had been transformed from a sports stadium into a concert venue for last night’s show.

Photo by Gela Bedianashvili

He opened the show with an energetic performance of Let me Entertain You, followed by Rock DJ but a popular moment of the night was when Williams congratulated the country on its Independence Day and sang a rendition of the hit song New York New York but replaced the words with "Georgia Georgia”, which the crowds sang along to.

Photo by Gela Bedianashvili

During the evening Williams also performed She’s the One, Feel and Come Undone, but in another surprise Williams invited his dad onto the stage and together the pair performed Better Man.

He also performed Back for Good of his former boyband Take That.

Photo by Gela Bedianashvili

Williams was one of four headline acts within the Check in Georgia program that encompasses more than 30 cultural and entertainment events hosted by Georgia throughout the year.

Williams' concert followed the April 24 gig of Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti at the Tbilisi Sports Palace, and preceded shows by popular American band Maroon 5 (June 7) and Spanish tenor Jose Carreras (June 18) within Check in Georgia.

Afterwards in a video Williams raved about the show and said the Georgian people were "sensational, incredibly warm and generous”.

The pop star added he would remember the Tbilisi show and the whole experience forever.

Gates opened at 5pm so people could enter the stadium and wait for the pop star there. Photo by Gela Bedianashvili

The crowed were entertained too. Afterwards many people went on social media and said the show was "great”, the sound was "perfect” and the event was "well-organised”.