The most exciting reunion in British pop history gathered speed as dates for a brand new Take That Tour, Progress Live 2011, were announced at a press conference in London.
Gary, Howard, Jason, Mark andÂ Robbie confirmed that they will hit the road next year for a monumental 14-date summer stadium tour around the UK before heading to Europe for a further six shows.
Progress Live 2011, is the bandâ€™s biggest tour yet and will be the first time they have toured together as a five-piece since 1995.
Progress Live 2011 will be a feast for the imagination,charting the evolution and progress of Take That and Robbie Williams throughtheir extraordinary 20-year history.
The spectacular live shows will celebrate Take Thatâ€™s biggest hits from the last two decades and, will also see Robbie take to the stage to perform songs from his incredible chart-topping solo career.
Between them, Take Thata nd Robbie Williams have sold over 80 million albums, had 13 number one albums, 17 number one singles, played to over 14.5 million people live, won 19 BRIT Awards, eight Â MTV awards and five Ivor Novello awards; and the list goes on.
Progress Live 2011 follows the bandâ€™s time-honoured tradition of starting in the UKâ€™s North East , kicking off at Sunderlandâ€™s Stadium of Light on the 30 May, then heading to The City of Manchester Stadium, Cardiffâ€™s Millennium Stadium, Dublin Croke Park, Glasgow Hampden Park, Birmingham Villa Park and finally Londonâ€™s Wembley Stadium for four nights.
The band then head to Europe for shows at Milanâ€™s San Siro Stadium, Copenhagen Parken, Amsterdam Arena, Hamburg Imtech Arena, Dusseldorf Esprit Arena and Munich Olympia stadion.
Take That also release their brand new album Progress on 22 November, with the first single, The Flood, released on 15 November.
The album,which has been produced by Stuart Price, comes 20 years after the band firstsang live as a group on the TV show The Hitman & Her in 1990.
TAKE THAT LIVE AT CROKE PARK 18 JUNE 2011
TICKET ON SALE THIS FRIDAY 29TH OCT AT 8AM
PROGRESS LIVE 2011 PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG
DATES ANNOUNCED FOR SUMMER 2011 STADIUM TOUR
FIRST TIME BAND HAVE TOURED AS A FIVE PIECE IN 16 YEAR
TAKE THATâ€™S BIGGEST TOUR TO DATE
Progress Live 2011 Presented by Samsung full Tour Dates:
Monday 30 May2011 Sunderland Stadium of Light
Friday 3 June2011 City of Manchester Stadium
Saturday 4June 2011 City of Manchester Stadium
Sunday 5 June2011 City of Manchester Stadium
Tuesday 7 June2011 City ofManchester Stadium
Tuesday 14June 2011 Cardiff Millennium Stadium
Saturday 18June 2011 Dublin Croke Park
Wednesday 22June 2011 Glasgow Hampden Park
Thursday 23June 2011 Glasgow Hampden Park
Monday 27 June2011 Birmingham Villa Park
Friday 1 July2011 Wembley Stadium
Saturday 2July 2011 Wembley Stadium
Sunday 3 July2011 Wembley Stadium
Tuesday 5 July2011 Wembley Stadium
Tuesday 12July Milan San Siro
Saturday 16July Copenhagen Parken
Monday 18 July Amsterdam Arena
Friday 22 July Hamburg Imtech Arena
Monday 25 July DÃ¼sseldorf Esprit Arena
Friday 29 July Munich Olympia stadion
Progress Live 2011 Produced By SJM Concerts and KSE
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