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Take That announce new tour dates


Take That are to hit the road next year for a full UK tour

Take That are to hit the road next year for a full UK tour

Take That are to hit the road next year for a full UK tour

Pop band Take That have announced they will go on tour next year, as they prepare to hit the road as a trio for the first time.

Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald will perform 24 concerts across eight arenas , kicking off at the Hydro in Glasgow on April 28.

The live shows will come four years after the group's last record-breaking stadium tour, Progress, and marks their first without Jason Orange, who said he had quit the band in September.

Robbie Williams has also said he will not be returning for their forthcoming tour.

In a statement, Take That said: "We've always been very proud of our live shows and are very excited to be touring again next year.

"Playing live is something we love the most about what we do and we're looking forward to putting on the most amazing show we can.

"It will have been four years since our last tour so we're really keen to get back out on the road to play some of our biggest songs from the last 20 years alongside our new ones. We hope to see you there."

Former X Factor contestant Ella Henderson will be a special guest on the tour following the success of her debut single Ghost and album Chapter One, after both reached number one in the UK charts.

Take That's seventh studio album III is to be released on December 1, with the first single These Days due out on November 23.

The three remaining members of Take That came in for criticism earlier this year when it emerged that Barlow, Donald and Owen and manager Jonathan Wild had invested tens of millions of pounds in what have been described as tax avoidance schemes.

Barlow later said in an interview the tax situation was a "problem" but insisted his fans were "not interested" in his financial issues

Tickets for Take That's tour go on sale on Thursday, November 13 at 9am. They are available from gigsandtours.com and ticketmaster.co.uk.

Here are the concert dates:

Tuesday, April 28 - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

Thursday, April 30 - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

Friday, May 1 - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

Monday, May 4 - Belfast Odyssey Arena

Tuesday, May 5 - Belfast Odyssey Arena

Friday, May 8 - Dublin 3 Arena

Saturday, May 9 - Dublin 3 Arena

Thursday, May 14 - Birmingham LG Arena

Friday, May 15 - Birmingham LG Arena

Saturday, May 16 - Birmingham LG Arena

Monday, May 18 - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Tuesday, May 19 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Thursday, May 21 Manchester Arena

Friday, May 22 - Manchester Arena

Saturday, May 23 - Manchester Arena

Monday, May 25 - Manchester Arena

Tuesday, May 26 - Manchester Arena

Monday, June 1 - Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Tuesday, June 2 - Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Thursday, June 4 - London The O2

Friday, June 5 - London The O2

Saturday, June 6 - London The O2

Monday, June 8 - London The O2

Tuesday, June 9 - London The O2.