X Factor's Robbie Williams 'sets sights on Las Vegas' for new tour

He’s never cracked the States but Robbie Williams has set his sights on playing Las Vegas.

I can reveal the X Factor judge, currently on tour with his Heavy ­Entertainment show in South America, has been dreaming of playing Sin City.

And he hopes his Swing When You’re Winning album might win over an audience in the desert.

One source says: “Robbie’s ­management are in talks with Vegas entertainment bosses and are currently exploring a couple of options.

“They are hoping to have something concrete in place with dates in the diary as early as spring 2019.”

Robbie and wife Ayda at the Pride of Britain Awards
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Despite being a charming cheeky chappy, Robbie’s music hasn’t been embraced by the Yanks. Even his hit 1997 song Angels had little impact only reaching 53 in the Hot 100 Chart.

Five years ago, Robbie, 44, declared he was happy not to have had any impact in the US as it was one place he couldn’t be recognised.

But now the Robmeister has changed his mind and really wants the US to let him entertain them, even if it’s not pop music he’s performing.

Another source adds: “Robbie enjoys being successful, and he accepted for a long time that America just didn’t accept his music, or the audience there was different and just didn’t ‘get’ it.

Robbie alongside his fellow X Factor judges
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“But Vegas isn’t the whole of America and he’s not after a residency, he’s just planning a few dates to bring his Swing When You’re Winning album to a new, more open audience on a smaller scale and has been trying to make it happen for a while.

“The fact he’s married to an American and his children are being raised between California and the UK has also changed his views on winning over the country, and he’s frustrated it’s the one thing he’s yet to find success in.”

When interviewed last year about his ­feelings on making it Stateside he said: “Nobody knows who I am. I get to stare at them and they get to stare at me – but they don’t stare because they don’t know who I am.

“I don’t like this, I want this to change.”

Robbie recently left his role on the panel to tour South america
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If Britney Spears can do it, so can Robbie…