Take That announce UK stadium tour

Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:23pm EDT
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LONDON (Reuters) - British band Take That on Tuesday announced a stadium tour of Britain next summer.

The all male quartet will kick off what they expect to be their biggest tour to date at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on June 6, and will visit Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester before ending with two gigs at Wembley Stadium, London on July 3 and 4.

Take That includes Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen. Robbie Williams left the band in the mid-1990s and it broke up in 1996.

The four remaining members reunited in 2005 for a documentary looking at the band's success, and in November the same year they announced they were re-grouping for a tour.

"The Ultimate Tour" sold out and helped Take That return to the top of the charts. Their last album, "Beautiful World," sold more than 2.5 million copies in Britain, their most successful record to date.

Their follow-up album, "The Circus," will be released on December 1 through Polydor Records, a unit of Universal Music Group, itself a part of Vivendi.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

<p>British group Take That's (L-R) Jason Orange, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald perform on stage during their concert at the O2 arena in London November 29, 2007. REUTERS/Anthony Harvey</p>