Singer has a 180 per cent increase in ticket searches
Grace Carroll

23:58 20th February 2013

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After Robbie Williams' BRITs performance, online ticket searches for his concerts have increased rapidly.

Robbie performed 'Candy' at the BRIT awards 2013, on a checkerboard stage, and also presented the BRIT Global Success award to One Direction.

Since then, ticket website Viagogo has seen a 180 per cent increase in online searches for tickets for Robbie's Take the Crown tour.

The 'Candy' singer's upcoming tour dates have gone seven places from 10th most popular on the website to 3rd.

Ed Parkinson, the spokesperson for Viagogo said, "Robbie last night proved the power of live performance.

"He may not have won a BRIT Award but he’s emerged as the real winner in terms of ticket sales, which for most artists is what really matters."

Justin Timberlake also performed his latest single 'Mirrors', and Muse opened the event with their performance of 'Supremacy'.

Robbie Williams has seen ticket demand increase since BRITs performance

Emeli Sande, who won two BRIT awards including Best Album, closed the show with her song 'Clown'.

Other performances included One Direction's Comic Relief single 'One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)', Taylor Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble', Ben Howard with 'Only Love' and Mumford & Sons with 'I Will Wait'.

Watch a round-up of the BRIT awards below:

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10 most memorable performances of the past BRITs: Kanye, Adele and more

  • Adele (2011) - The 2011 BRITs saw some outlandishly epic performances, including Rihanna's onstage bonfire. But Adele stole the show with her stripped back rendition of 'Somebody Like You'. A year later she was cut short during her acceptance speech, resulting in her giving the organisers the finger on live TV.

  • Kanye West (2006) - Never one for conservative performances, Kayne's 2006 BRITs perfomance saw him accompanied on stage by a multitude of dancers, all of whom were painted entirely golden.

  • Michael Jackson (1996) - Michael Jackson was celebrating being given a special Artist of the Generation award with a performance of 'Earth Song', but Jarvis Cocker saw it as an opportunity to make his feelings clear, storming the stage and baring his rear end. The incident has become one of the most infamous BRIT Awards occurrences.

  • Spice Girls (1997) - The Spice Girls were very much on the rise in 1997, and were about to burst into global mega stardom. Their BRIT Awards performance marked the end of their time as an amateurish girl group and the beginning of their tenure as pop icons. Scary Spice wore mock leopard print and Gerri Halliwell wore THAT dress.

  • Amy Winehouse (2008) - Five years ago the British press was having a field day ove Amy's destructive lifestyle, discussing just how long it would take for her to burn out. But at 2008's BRITs she silenced her critics with a duet with Mark Ronson covering The Zutons' 'Valerie'. Her rendition is now the most recognised version of the song.

  • Take That (2008) - Take That sent the audience wild in 2008 when they arrived at Earls Court via the ceiling. On a UFO. The boys, minus Robbie, blasted through their euphoric hit 'Greatest Day', much to the crowd's ecstatic pleasure.

  • KLF (1992) - KLF retired from music in spectacular fashion with their BRITs performance in 1992. They performed a metal version of '3am Eternal' with grindcore band Extreme Noise Terror before Bill Drummond fired blanks from a vintage machine gun over the audience. their publicist then announced "Ladies and gentleman, KLF have now left the music business." They later dumped a dead sheep outside the after party.

  • Justin Timberlake & Kylie Minogue (2003) - Justin and Kylie put in a super sexy duet at the 2003 BRITs. So much so that Kylie allegedly wound up in a row with her boyfriend at the time during the after party.

  • Whitney Houston (1999) - Whitney's performance at the '99 BRITs is perhaps the way she should be remembered. Dressed in a tight black leather dress the singer abandoned her usual ballads and put in an ultra sassy performance of 'It's Not Right, But It's OK'.

  • Prince (2006) - After being lost in legal muddles and name changes, Prince made an epic comeback at the 2006 BRITs, delivering a guitar solo master class and paving the way for his series of comeback shows the following year.

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