It's officially happening!
Take That announced earlier today that they will be performing together - for the first time as a complete group in 16 YEARS - in a summer stadium tour, starting in May!
Progress Live 2011 will include 14 dates around the UK and Europe, and is described as a "feast for the imagination, charting the evolution and progress of Take That and Robbie Williams through their extraordinary 20-year history." Williams will also be performing his own material from his solo career.
Gary Barlow says:
"Take That are going back on tour. We've got a little bit of a theme but we're not going to give that away now. It will be a big production show. It's not going to be a stripped-back acoustic set. We're looking forward to coming up with big ideas for it to be a spectacular again."
"I'm going to be doing a bit. The lads are going to be doing a bit. And we're all going to be doing a bit. I'm really looking forward to it. When I left I didn't think I would ever say I'm really looking forward to dancing and rehearsing. I'm looking forward to it. Yes I will be dancing of sorts. I think all our arses are due to come out again. The first time around there was a lot of power struggles with everybody. This time there just isn't."
Jason Orange concluded:
"We had a lot of fun in the early years…and a great laugh but it wasn't very honest really. We were so guided, so manufactured. Now it feels a lot more real."
Absolutely AMAZING! We love that they genuinely seem to have put the past in the past and are focused on not only putting on a FANTASTIC show, but enjoying the group dynamic and having fun again!
We cannot WAIT!
Tickets go on sale Friday at 9am BST - and check out the list of UK tour dates AFTER THE JUMP!
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Progress Live 2011 UK tour dates
Monday May 30 Sunderland Stadium of Light
Friday June 3 City of Manchester Stadium
Saturday June 4 City of Manchester Stadium
Sunday June 5 City of Manchester Stadium
Tuesday June 7 City of Manchester Stadium
Tuesday June 14 Cardiff Millennium Stadium
Saturday June 18 Dublin Croke Park
Wednesday June 22 Glasgow Hampden Park
Thursday June 23 Glasgow Hampden Park
Monday June 27 Birmingham Villa Park
Friday July 1 Wembley Stadium
Saturday July 2 Wembley Stadium
Sunday July 3 Wembley Stadium
Tuesday July 5 Wembley Stadium
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