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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