NEWS: Take That Announce Progress Tour

Today, the most exciting reunion in British pop history gathered speed as dates for a brand new Take That Tour, Progress Live 2011, were announced at a press conference in London. Gary, Howard, Jason, Mark and Robbie confirmed that they will hit the road next year for a monumental 14-date summer stadium tour around the UK before heading to Europe for a further six shows. Progress Live 2011, is the band’s biggest tour yet and will be the first time they have toured together as a five-piece since 1995.

Progress Live 2011 will be a feast for the imagination, charting the evolution and progress of Take That and Robbie Williams through their extraordinary 20-year history. The spectacular live shows will celebrate Take That’s biggest hits from the last two decades and, will also see Robbie take to the stage to perform songs from his incredible chart-topping solo career.

Between them, Take That and Robbie Williams have sold over 80 million albums, had 13 number one albums, 17 number one singles, played to over 14.5 million people live, won 19 BRIT Awards, eight MTV awards and five Ivor Novello awards; and the list goes on.

Progress Live 2011 follows the band’s time-honoured tradition of starting in the UK’s North East , kicking off at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on the 30 May, then heading to The City of Manchester Stadium, Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, Dublin Croke Park, Glasgow Hampden Park, Birmingham Villa Park and finally London’s Wembley Stadium for four nights.  The band then head to Europe for shows at Milan’s San Siro Stadium, Copenhagen Parken, Amsterdam Arena, Hamburg Imtech Arena, Dusseldorf Esprit Arena and Munich Olympiastadion.

UK Tickets go on sale at 09.00, Friday 29 October 2010

European Tickets go on sale Friday 5 November 2010 (see timings overleaf)

Samsung Electronics is proud to announce that it has become the Presenting Partner of Take That’s Progress Live 2011 (UK only), a partnership that will allow Samsung to showcase its latest technology and enable millions of fans to capture and share exclusive footage from the tour. In announcing its headline sponsorship, Simon Stanford, Managing Director of Samsung Mobile UK and Ireland said:

“Samsung is thrilled to come on board as the Presenting Partner for the Take That Progress Live 2011 UK Tour and we are very enthusiastic about working with one of the biggest and best names in the music world. We intend this partnership to take Samsung’s position in mobile entertainment to new heights and allow us to market our leading mobile technology and brand to millions of Take That fans, whilst adding value to and enhancing their overall anticipation and enjoyment of the tour. Samsung’s loyal customers can look forward to enjoying money can’t buy experiences and offerings, and an extensive range of exclusive content.”

Take That also release their brand new album Progress on 22 November, with the first single, The Flood, released on 15 November. The album, which has been produced by Stuart Price, comes 20 years after the band first sang live as a group on the TV show The Hitman & Her in 1990.

Progress Live 2011 Presented by Samsung full Tour Dates:

Monday 30 May 2011             Sunderland Stadium of Light
Friday 3 June 2011                  City of Manchester Stadium
Saturday 4 June 2011             City of Manchester Stadium
Sunday 5 June 2011                City of Manchester Stadium
Tuesday 7 June 2011              City of Manchester Stadium
Tuesday 14 June 2011            Cardiff Millennium Stadium
Saturday 18 June 2011           Dublin Croke Park
Wednesday 22 June 2011      Glasgow Hampden Park
Thursday 23 June 2011          Glasgow Hampden Park
Monday 27 June 2011            Birmingham Villa Park
Friday 1 July 2011                    Wembley Stadium
Saturday 2 July 2011               Wembley Stadium
Sunday 3 July 2011                  Wembley Stadium
Tuesday 5 July 2011                Wembley Stadium
Tuesday 12 July                         Milan San Siro
Saturday 16 July                        Copenhagen Parken
Monday 18 July                          Amsterdam Arena
Friday 22 July                             Hamburg Imtech Arena
Monday 25 July                          Düsseldorf Esprit Arena
Friday 29 July                             Munich Olympiastadion

Progress Live 2011 Produced By SJM Concerts and KSE

UK TICKETS ONLY:

Buy Online at: www.ticketmaster.co.uk / www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketline.co.uk / www.theticketfactory.com

Credit Card hotlines: 0844 847 2011 / 0844 871 8821 / 0844 888 9991 /0844 581 9900

For Hampden Park, T: 0844 847 2011 / 08444 811 222 / www.gigsinscotland.com

Cash sales available at face value at all Venue Box Offices except London – Wembley Arena (for Wembley Stadium shows); and Glasgow – SECC (for Hampden Park shows).

For Official Premium VIP packages call Mark Butler Associates 020 7603 6033 www.markbutler.co.uk <http://www.markbutler.co.uk

Tickets are priced at:

Regional: £55 / £65 / £75 / £85
London: £55 / £65 / £75 / £90

Milan – onsale 10.00pm (tbc)
Telephone: 00 39 02 33020070
www.ticketone.it

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