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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Take That promise tour 'feast'

Take That have announced their first tour as a complete group in 16 years

Take That have promised a "feast for the imagination" with their first tour as a complete group in 16 years.

The band's summer stadium tour around the UK - called Progress Live 2011 - includes four nights at Wembley Stadium after it kicks off next May.

"Take That are going back on tour," Gary Barlow announced at a press conference with the band in London.

Mark Owen added: "It really was the worst-kept secret, wasn't it?"

The band revealed they were considering having a creche backstage on tour but would not give away the theme of the extravaganza.

Asked whether their families would be joining them, Mark said: "I don't know. That's up to them. We have talked about having a creche backstage this time. They have got school so it's difficult for them to come out of school. They get in trouble..."

But he added: "A creche on the road has been talked about."

Asked if he was returning to the band only because he was not doing so well in his solo career, Robbie Williams said: "The greatest hits album was number one in 14 countries. My last album sold more than Circus. At the risk of sounding like a sourpuss, f**k off."

Gary revealed: "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."

This 14-date UK tour will end with six dates in Europe and feature Take That's biggest hits from the last two decades. It will also see Robbie perform songs from his solo career. UK tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday.

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