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Take That Announce Progress Live 2011 Tour

By Belinda McCallum
Epoch Times Staff
Created: October 27, 2010 Last Updated: October 27, 2010
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(L-R) Jason Orange, Howard Donald, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen and Gary Barlow of Take That attend a press conference to announce their new stadium tour Progress Live 2011 held in London, England.  (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

(L-R) Jason Orange, Howard Donald, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen and Gary Barlow of Take That attend a press conference to announce their new stadium tour Progress Live 2011 held in London, England. (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Take That have reunited with plans for their first tour with Robbie Williams since he left in 1995, the boyband announced on Tuesday.

The five band members, now in their thirties and forties, will tour several UK cities including London, and of course their hometown of Manchester.

Additional performances in Cardiff, Dublin and Glasgow will be followed by shows in Europe, taking in the likes of Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Milan.

"We've got a little bit of a theme but we're not going to give that away now," singer-songwriter Gary Barlow said, according to AFP. "It will be a big production show. We're looking forward to coming up with big ideas for it to be a spectacular again."

Robbie Williams left Take That in 1995 to pursue his extremely successful solo career. Earlier this year, he patched up his friendship with Barlow, recording their duet “Shame” to mark the end of their differences.

The band reunited briefly without Williams in 2005, with massively popular new records and concerts. Then last year they performed “Circus Live” which became the UK’s fastest-selling tour ever with all 650,000 tickets sold in less than four and a half hours, according to Hello magazine.

The Progress Live 2011 tour kicks off in Sunderland on May 30. The band’s new album “Progress” is due to be released in November.

Tickets for the tour go on sale from Friday at 9.00 a.m.




   

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