Take That to perform at MTV Europe awards

Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:44pm EDT
 
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LONDON (Reuters) - British band Take That will perform at MTV's Europe Music Awards in Liverpool next month, 14 years after they appeared at the first edition of the annual show when it was held at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

The band will join the likes of Beyonce, P!nk, Duffy, The Killers and Kid Rock on stage at the awards ceremony on November 6, following their comeback in 2006 and sellout tour in 2007.

"After having performed at the first ever MTV Europe Music Awards in 1994 and having such fond memories of the event in Berlin, it is a great honor to be asked back 14 years later," Take That said in a statement.

The former boy band first burst on to the scene in the early 1990s, when the five members regularly topped the charts. The group broke up in 1996 but reformed 10 years later without Robbie Williams.

The MTV event will be used by the band to help launch its new album "The Circus," which is due to be released on December 1.

Ahead of the awards ceremony, Coldplay and Welsh soul singer Duffy lead the nominations with three apiece, followed by Britney Spears who was shortlisted in the best album and best act categories.

Coldplay, who topped the charts with their album "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends," were named in the Album of the Year, Act of 2008 and Most Addictive Track categories for their single "Viva La Vida." Duffy is also in contention for best album ("Rockferry") and addictive track ("Mercy") as well as Best New Act.

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

 
<p>Take That's (L-R) Howard Donald, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Jason Orange perform at the Brit Awards at the Earls Court Arena in London February 14, 2007. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty</p>