Howard Donald to stay with Take That

Howard Donald insists he has no plans to launch a solo career in the wake of Take That's phenomenal success

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This article is from 2009.

Take That

Howard Donald to stay with Take That

Howard Donald has no plans to become a solo artist.

The Take That star has no desire to branch out on his own if the group - which also consists of Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Jason Orange - decide to take a break as he knows he could never compete with the success of the reformed band.

He told New! magazine: "When the band split last time, I did record a solo album, but it's not really my vibe. Could my solo work compete with us as a band? I don't think so."

Howard recently admitted he would find it difficult to cope if Take That were to split at the end of their sold-out UK stadium tour, which finished on Sunday night (05.06.09)

He said: "I think if it was all to end when the tour finishes on July 5, and it all went disastrously wrong, then it would be very hard."

But lead singer Gary revealed the group have no plans to quit and are focused on cracking the lucrative US market.

He said: "We're getting a good response and good radio play, so who knows in the future?"

This article is from 2009.

Take That

The prototype boy band have re-lit their own fire and returned to cash in those nostalgia dollars, and have proved far more credible than any of us could have imagined. Now reduced to a three-piece as Jason Orange bows out but Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald soldier on.

Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich

Thu 15 Jun

£55–£95 / 0870 444 1902

With All Saints.

Wonderland Tour

Fri 16 Jun

£55–£95 / 0870 444 1902

With All Saints.

Wonderland Tour

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fri 5 May

£55–£95 / 0844 338 8000

Wonderland Tour

Sat 6 May

£55–£95 / 0844 338 8000

Wonderland Tour

Thu 1 Jun

£55–£95 / 0844 338 8000

Wonderland Tour

…and 3 more dates until 4 Jun

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Wed 14 Jun

£55–£95 / 0870 040 0004

Wonderland Tour

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