It’s still two years away, but there’s already a lot of chatter about Take That’s 25th anniversary tour and whether the original five-piece — which consists of Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald, Robbie Williams and Jason Orange — will reunite.
The tour will be a 25-year celebration of the Manchester boy band’s success and will comprise of their greatest hits, but there may be only four members taking to the stage.
“We’ll do a Greatest Hits album next year and tour the year after. A Greatest Hits with everyone would be amazing but I personally can’t imagine Jason coming back on stage for quite a few years. But if Rob could do something that would be brilliant”, Gary Barlow revealed to The Sun.
When asked if Jason Orange may return (after quitting in 2014), Barlow revealed that it was unlikely.
“I’d love to say everyone will be back but in truth it will probably be four”, he explained.
But a four-piece would still be pretty impressive, as a source recently revealed to Daily Star that Robbie Williams has indeed given the tour the green light.
— Robbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) June 15, 2015
“Robbie has agreed to re-join the band for their greatest hits anniversary tour. He’s still not decided on a full European tour but he’s hoping to do every date”, the source told the publication, Gigwise reports.
“Robbie loves being with his former band mates and has chosen to go on the road with the band instead of doing another solo tour which he often finds lonely”.
While many of the details surrounding the tour remain vague, it’s believed that they will want to celebrate the landmark achievement in a huge stadium rather than the more intimate gigs in which the current Take That trio are enjoying success.
Barlow also told The Sun that fans across the world can start getting excited, because the reunion tour is set to be big — really big.
“It would be an enormous tour, across Europe, probably the world tour if I’m honest”, he confessed.
We can’t wait!