When it comes to celebrity relationships, there is no one quite like Robert Pattinson. The British actor is loved around the world for his dashing good looks and charming personality, and it would not be an overstatement to say that he has a special place in the hearts of millions of women.
The fanatical following of “The Lads” is a phenomenon that was put on full display when, in 2016, Pattinson released his memoir, Bel Ami. The 336-page book detailed not only his escapades in adult cinema, but also his romantic relationships with famous women (most notably, the British actress Sienna Miller and the Russian socialite Irina Schelling).
Although Pattinson’s personal life may be on full display in his books and films, the world at large doesn’t get to see as much of him as they’d like. This year, his fans will finally get the chance to see the man behind the myth, as Pattinson’s highly-anticipated concert movie premieres in theaters across the country.
The film, Bel Ami, showcases the performer’s gorgeous looks and charming personality, but also reveals his soft side as he interacts with fans, artists, and the world at large. The concert movie will be followed by a tour of Europe and North America in support of Pattinson’s latest album, Wonderful Wonderful.
On February 10, the pop superstar will make his U.S. television debut on Saturday Night Live, performing “On My Own” and “Don’t Forget About Us.”
Pattinson’s Movies and Music
As previously mentioned, it would be an understatement to say that Pattinson is one of the most popular celebrities in the world. The 33-year-old has amassed an impressive filmography, appearing in big-budget blockbusters and indie films alike. Highlights include The Lighthouse, a horror movie in which he plays the titular character, and 2014’s Cosmo, in which he starred alongside Alicia Vikander.
Musically, Pattinson is no different. He’s released a string of successful albums and toured internationally with his band, The Lads. He’s also collaborated with the likes of Stormzy, Kaytranada, and John Legend.
The question is: what are fans around the world waiting for? Will “The Lads” bring their A-game and dazzle audiences with their live performance? Or will they melt into a puddle of googly eyes, as they so often do in the movies? We can’t wait to find out.
On October 4, Pattinson will hold a concert at Chicago’s United Center. That night, the singer/songwriter will perform in front of a crowd that is expected to number in the thousands. A number of high-profile bands and artists will appear on the lineup, including Chance the Rapper, Khalid, and Sia.
Those in attendance will experience a show that is equal parts mesmerizing and emotional. It’s been nearly a decade since the singer’s last concert, and this will be the first time that fans can see him perform live in over a decade.
The singer will be backed by an eight-piece band, including guitarist/bassist Richard Blakley, drummer Matt Asti, keyboardist Michael Bland, and four backup singers. The set list will be full of old and new songs alike, spanning Pattinson’s entire career. Here’s the rundown of the concert’s lineup:
- 6:00pm — Doors open
- 6:15pm — Chance the Rapper
- 6:30pm — Khalid
- 6:45pm — Sia
- 7:00pm — Robert Pattinson
- 7:15pm — Closer to the Sun
- 7:30pm — On My Own
- 7:45pm — Don’t Forget About Us
- 8:00pm — Finale
According to Billboard, the concert is “set to be one of the biggest events of the year, if not the biggest event ever, in the Chicago area.” Tickets went on sale this past Saturday, and they’ve already sold out. The music website noted: “The demand was so great that Ticketmaster had to pause sales while they worked to keep up with the requests.”
Those who managed to snag tickets will have the opportunity to see a musical performer who has captivated audiences around the world. Will this be the comeback show that Pattinson has been promising for years? Or will it be his final bow in the industry? Time will tell.
On the heels of his concert in Chicago, Pattinson will embark on a tour of North America. The trek will consist of 23 shows, beginning in San Francisco on February 24 and ending in New York City on March 26. Tickets are on sale now, and they range from $30 to $150, with VIP options available as well. This is pretty standard, as most musicians and entertainers do one or two residencies per year.
It would be an understatement to say that the musician is popular. In fact, he is so popular that he has amassed an entire legion of fans who have followed him across the globe. This is largely due to his magnetic personality and good looks. It is also perhaps a testament to the fact that he has remained relevant as an entertainer over the years, constantly evolving and challenging himself while never losing touch with his audience.
Pattinson’s rise to fame was indeed meteoric. After making his cinematic debut in the 2005 film Four Lions, he went on to star in eight more films that year, the most memorable of which being The Boy Who Loved Lucy. Since then, he has appeared in award-winning films and entertained audiences with his music and acting. But this year, he will bring his A-game and prove to fans that he is still capable of delivering a performance that is both mesmerizing and emotional.