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Robbie Williams to kick off World Cup
    2018-06-13  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

罗比·威廉姆斯将献唱世界杯足球赛

Robbie Williams is to open the 2018 World Cup in Moscow — just two years after Russian newspapers said he should be banned from performing there.

The pop star, whose hits include “Angels” and “Let Me Entertain You,” will headline the tournament’s opening ceremony at the Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday.

He will perform alongside Russian soprano Aida Garifullina, just half an hour before the first match kicks off.

But he will presumably* exclude the song “Party Like a Russian” from his setlist.

The track, which portrays Russia’s elite as unsmiling, super-rich autocrats* who party on superyachts and hire thugs* to settle disputes by putting “the boots in,” was roundly criticized in Russia upon its release in 2016.

A number of Russian media outlets criticized Williams’ “offensive” stereotyping, while others predicted he would never play in the country again.

“This will upset those who previously wanted him to perform, who brought him to Moscow, or wanted him to perform at their events abroad,” said Sergey Knyazev, a member of the National Association of Event Organizers, in an interview with the Pro-Kremlin channel “Life News.”

“None of these people, big corporations or individuals who want him at their event, want to end up as the butt of this joke. It is a joke about ‘new Russians’,” he added.

(SD-Agencies)

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