Take That - Progress (3 stars)

This article is from 2010.

Take That - Progress

Electronics-tinged man pop is one of fastest selling records of the century

(Polydor)

By the time you read this, the now fully reunited Take That’s sixth offering will have been bought by stratospheric amounts of people. Progress is one of the fastest selling records of the century so far – a huge achievement for a once sniggered about boy band. The timing is perfect and the emotion palpable as Robbie Williams shares lead vocals with his beloved Mark Owen and not so beloved Gary Barlow over ten tracks of solid, electronics-tinged man pop. Howard Donald and Jason Orange get a look in on occasion too, but really, this album is all about the return of Williams to the fold and the brand new sound that brings.

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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.

Anfield Stadium, Liverpool

Thu 6 Jun 2019

Prices to be confirmed

With Rick Astley.

Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol

Tue 28 May 2019

£60.50–£208.90 / 08444 775 775

Birmingham Arena

Sun 12 May 2019

£55–£99 / 0871 945 6000

Mon 13 May 2019

£55–£99 / 0871 945 6000

Tue 14 May 2019

£55–£99 / 0871 945 6000

…and 4 more dates until 19 May 2019

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