Take That will tour next summer

Take That may play a series of gigs at the City of Manchester stadium in north-west England next summer

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This article is from 2010.

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Take That may play at the city of Manchester stadium next summer.

The `Back For Good' hitmakers - whose month-long `Circus' tour was the fastest-selling of all time, with all 650,000 tickets sold in less than four and a half hours - are reportedly getting together for a series of performances at the City of Manchester stadium in north-west England.

An insider revealed to The Sun newspaper: "The club are spending a fortune on a new state-of-the-art pitch. It combines plastic fibres with grass, which makes it very hard-wearing.

"Take That's management have discussed dates for next June over a minimum of three nights across a weekend."

The stadium - which is home to British Premier League soccer team Manchester City - hasn't been used as a performance venue in three years, as the owners were concerned about the damage such events caused to the pitch.

It has not been confirmed whether Robbie Williams - who famously left the band in 1995 following a reported rift with bandmate Gary Barlow - will appear alongside the boyband if they do perform next summer.

However, in recent years the pair have patched up their differences, with Robbie joining the group for a one-off performance at London's Royal Albert Hall for Children In Need in November 2009.

This article is from 2010.

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

Wed 14 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0870 444 1902

With All Saints.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fri 5 May

£55–£95 / 0844 338 8000

Sat 6 May

£55–£95 / 0844 338 8000

Thu 1 Jun

£55–£95 / 0844 338 8000

…and 3 more dates until 4 Jun

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Wed 14 Jun

£55–£95 / 0870 040 0004

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