Robbie Williams Joins Take That Tour

Robbie Williams is to tour with Take That for the first time in 16 years when the reunited group go on a stadium tour next summer.

“I’m going to be doing a bit, the lads are going to be doing a bit then we’re all going to be doing a bit,” Williams said at a press conference at London’s Savoy Hotel Oct. 25.

“Some fans might be coming just to see Rob, some fans might be coming to see the four of us, some fans will be coming to see the five of us,” Take That leader Gary Barlow explained.

The band’s last UK tour – without Williams – was seen by 1 million people in 2009.

Williams rejoined the group this summer, a month after Williams and Barlow recorded a duet. Rumours of a reunion had been rife since reporters quizzed Williams on the subject at a Children In Need concert in 2009.

Barlow and Williams fell out around the time Williams left Take That in 1995 but have seemingly resolved their differences in recent years.

The Progress Live tour, which will be promoted by Simon Moran’s SJM Concerts, includes multi nights at some of the UK’s biggest sports stadiums.

It begins at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light May 30, before calling at the City of Manchester Stadium for four nights (June 3-7), followed by Cardiff Millennium Stadium, Dublin Croke Park, two nights at Glasgow Hampden Park and Birmingham Villa Park May 14-27. It closes with four nights at London’s Wembley Stadium July 1-5.

The confirmed European shows include Italy’s Milan San Siro Stadium, Copenhagen Parken in Denmark, Amsterdam Arena in The Netherlands, followed by German arenas in Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Munich July 12-29.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 29.