Tuesday, March 19, 2019

"I could be, you know, Dean Martin with tattoos, which is the hope."

Hey pallies, likes there is 'citin' Dino-news this very Dino-day  from our Dino's playground, 'Vegas baby 'Vegas 'bout the premier performances of Dino-devoted  Brit entertainer Mr. Robbie Williams in his first ever 'Vegas performances at the Winn.  From CBS Channel 8's LasVegasNow.com come the potent prose "I-Team: English entertainer hopes Wynn residency will be permanent fixture on the Strip."

This perfect prose and vibrant vid combo tells us the swank story of Robbie's comin' to Las Vegas and in Robbie's own wondrous words his Dino-hearted desire that  "I could be, you know, Dean Martin with tattoos, which is the hope."

What this amazin' article does not tell youse  is that Robbie has incredibly idolized our most beloved Dino for a long, long time.  Dino-holics gathered 'round ilovedinomartin may remember that back in the year of our Dino 2007,  Robbie was one of the supreme singers that has the great gift of duetin' with our one and only Dino on the Dino-al-b-um tagged "Forever Cool."  That coolest of croon, "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" is featured at the end of this Dino-gram.

In addition, likes just before that Dino-Robbie croon is the coolest of cool clip of the special vid that was created to be sold with a special edition of "Forever Cool."  Several of the singers who sang along with our Dino on this awesome al-b-um each speak of their deepest of deep devotion to our King of Cool, includin' four stunnin' statements by Robbie of his awesome admiration and deepest desire "to be like Dean Martin."  We were marvelously moved when we first heard Robbie's touchin' and tender Dino-thoughts and we share 'em with you here:

"He looked fearless, absolutely fearless.  There is that undeniable force that you can't put a name on."

"There' something about Dean, for me, that might sound silly, but it is almost meditative."

"I just want to be like him in real life.  Off stage I want to be like Dean Martin.  He's funny, handsome, charming. I've got it nailed."

"It is, it is very scary.   Because Dean Martin, I love him, and I want to deal him justice.  And, I'd like to think, you know, that he would be proud of me."

Likes we stand absolutely in awe of Robbie's personal testimony of his absolute adulation of our great great man, and we woulda loves to attend one of his performances if one to hear him speak of his amazin' affection for our one, our only Dino.

By the way pallies, the incredible image of Robbie and our Dino comes from a Robbie William's fan blog  tagged "Robbie William's Place" which our next Dino-gram to youse will originate.  We thank the pallies at
CBS Channel 8's LasVegasNow.com, and in particular Mr. George Knapp and Mr. Matt Adams who put together the post shared below.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

I-Team: English entertainer hopes Wynn residency will be permanent fixture on the Strip

George Knapp
Matt Adams

Posted: Mar 15, 2019 / 07:32 PM PDT / Updated: Mar 15, 2019 / 08:08 PM PDT
LAS VEGAS - Robbie Williams, the newest star on the Las Vegas Strip, is a household name all over the world -- well, except here the in the United States.  But he's hoping to change that with his new residency at the Wynn.

While Williams is still relatively unknown to American audiences, he's know to fill stadiums on four other continents.  And as the I-Team's George Knapp found out, he hopes to become a permanent Las Vegas Fixture.

Williams' performance Friday night will be his fifth performance at the Wynn, but he is already setting records and generating waves because his first residency sold out in just 30 minutes!  And when more dates were added, those sold out as well.

So who is Robbie Williams?

"I wanted to do rock and roll. I wanted to be the Who, the Rolling Stones, you know, but I'm more the Bob Hope," Williams said as he laughed.

But few who have seen Robbie Williams' new show at the Wynn will confuse him with Bob Hope because the production feels so big. There's a nine-piece band, dancers, backup singers, dazzling effects, and from all of that comes a big sound.

The singer says he is spending more on the show than what he's being paid, primarily because he wants to make a lasting impression on his American audiences.

"This is a calling card," Williams proclaimed. "I'm making no money in Vegas. It's just me going 'check this out. This is what I can do. Would you like me to come back?"

Well, the answer is a clear yes for the promoters and hotel.  At an introductory news conference, local executives said the residency sold out in minutes, the fastest they've ever seen.

But, Williams is no stranger to such records. One of his tours sold 1.6 million tickets in just 30 minutes.

For his fans, the Wynn showroom is a unique chance to see the artist up close and personal, which is a totally different feel from his usual audiences in the UK, Russia, Australia, and South America that usually packs enormous stadiums.

For Williams, the more intimate setting is a bit scary.

"You go and do a stadium, there's that many people, a sea of people, that they almost become not there," Williams said.  "In this place, 1,600 people, you can see every single eye, you can see every single smile and every single yawn, and it's really scary."

But there have been few if any yawns at Williams' first Las Vegas shows.

Overall, Williams has sold 77 million records.  American audiences may not recognize his biggest hits, but his show is also packed with classics songs made famous in the U.S. by the Rat Pack and cabaret artists like Sinatra and Dean Martin. A couple of men who are his inspiration.

Williams says songs from the iconic men have always been a part of his act.  According to Williams, Las Vegas is his Mecca, and those songs are in his DNA.

"I could be a totally different artist here," Williams said. "I could be, you know, Dean Martin with tattoos, which is the hope."

Critics have been effusive in their reviews of the new show.

Williams and his show will once again return to the Wynn in June and July. There are also already discussions about a long term deal.


Danny G. said...

I'm pretty sure Robbie's fondness & admiration for Dino is shared with many fellas here at ilovedinomartin.com. Actually...I can't 'member a time in my life that Dean wasn't at the top of my "I wanna be like him" list! Haha!! Fun post, pal!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, per usual, youse speakth the deeply delightful Dino-truth for Dino-philes everywhere. In the words of Greg Garrison..."Women wanted Dean and men wanted to be Dean."

BlueisCoool said...

It always nice to see that people of all walks of life still look to the one and only Dean Martin for inspiration, it doesn't get any better then this!

Very nice post DMP!


dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Scotty, man youse are speakin' wise words that are near and dear to our Dino-heart as well as we knows to yours as well. So so good to know you are growin' ever ever deeper in our Dino-devotion.