Robbie To Return For Take That Anniversary Tour?
There has been an awakening, have you felt it? What was once unsettled might be on the verge of being set right. Robbie Williams may be re-joining Take That. Next year marks the band’s 25th anniversary, and plans on how to mark this are starting to form.
Rule The World
There have been plenty of boy bands in pop music, but when discussing the greatest of all time you better believe Take That will be at the head of that conversation. For a quarter of a century the group has dominated the charts, evolving from ’90s heartthrobs to matured songwriters. It’s been a long ride, but Take That seem to be as good today as they ever were (maybe even better).
Next year mark’s Take That’s 25th Anniversary, and when it comes to the biggest boyband on the planet it’s fair to expect big things for such a milestone. The guys don’t seem to want to disappoint and are in discussions with Robbie williams about returning for the anniversary.
In an interview with The Sun, Howard Donald said,
“We’ve been in touch with Jason and we’ve been in touch with Robbie. Jason is in his place where he is now and he’s not got any intention at the moment to be back in the band.”
He went on to add that, “…we’ve been talking to Robbie about it, and it might be that if we do a 25th anniversary album, that we do some co-writing or some extra tracks on that.”
In bandmate Mark Owen’s opinion, “…it would be nice to do something with him. In our minds at the moment there’s an intention to do some new tracks, a greatest hits and a tour, then we’ll see.”
The Holy Trinity
It’s been a rocky few years for the group. Following the birth of his second child, Robbie announced that he will be taking time away from the band to be with his family. Robbie left on good terms though, and the rest of the group made it clear that he was welcome back at any time. This didn’t make the blow any less harrowing for fans.
Just over a year later it was announced that Jason Orange would also be leaving the band.
“There have been no fallings out, only a decision on my part that I no longer wish to do this.” Jason Orange on leaving Take That.
With Jason’s departure, Gary, Mark and Howard were left to carry the mantle. Take That became a trio. This wouldn’t slow them down as the trio went on to release a new No.1 album, of which the debut single shot straight to the top of the charts. This was accompanied by a sell-out arena tour.
III – The seventh album
2014 saw the release of Take That’s seventh studio album, III. This was the first album from the band as a trio, but the loss of Jason Orange and Robbie Williams certainly didn’t hinder the album’s performance. III shot straight to No.1 in the UK charts, making it the group’s seventh No.1 album. Seven for seven is a pretty good run if you ask us. The debut single for III, These Days, was an instant chart topper.
Check out the video for These Days below
With Take That firing from all cylinders as a trio, we can only imagine how good they will be with the return of Robbie. Colour us excited.
Take That are set to headline one of the dates at this year’s British Summer Time event at London’s Hide Park on 9 July; tickets for this upcoming Take That show are still available on Seatwave.