Take That Keeps Adding Dates

Brit vocal group Take That adds even more shows, resulting in four new dates plus one rescheduled show for London.

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Brit Awards, Earls Court, London, England

If Robbie Williams ever had any doubts about rejoining his Take That comrades for a reunion tour, you can bet those apprehensions vanished into the ether once tickets went on sale.

One month ago the group sold more than 1 million tickets during the first wave of sales for its United Kingdom tour, causing more dates to be added to the schedule. So far, interest in seeing Williams performing with his mates of yesteryear seems far from waning, prompting this week’s itinerary additions.

There’s also a new kick-off date as Sunderland’s Stadium Of Light gets two more shows – May 27-28. The City Of Manchester Stadium now has eight shows with the addition of June 12. London’s Wembley Stadium also has eight nights of Take That by adding July 4 to the venue’s calendar.

Speaking of Wembley, the July 4 addition caused the previously announced July 3 gig to be moved to June 30. Tickets for July 3 will be honored on the new date, but refunds are available if June 30 doesn’t work with fans’ individual schedules.

The eight shows now scheduled for Wembley breaks the record for the number of shows by any one act at the venue, overtaking Michael Jackson’s seven nights at the stadium during his 1988 Bad World Tour.

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Echo 2010 Music Awards, Berlin, Germany

Word is that this week’s additions are the final dates to be added to the tour. Tickets for the new shows go on sale Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. London time. For more information, click here for the Take That website.