Meerkat Music Concerts
Robbie Williams is to rejoin his former Take That bandmates for a one-off virtual gig to raise money for charity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
After fuelling rumours of an impending reunion with a recent Zoom meeting, it's now been revealed that Robbie will team up with Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen for a concert on 29 May.
The gig, which will take place without the last original member of the band, Jason Orange, is the first in a series of Meerkat Music concerts hosted by British financial website comparethemarket.com, best known for the famous Compare the Meerkat TV commercials.
"This is a world first for us! Reuniting with our old friend online for a one-off performance!" Take That said in a statement. "It's always great getting back together with Robbie and we are really excited to be part of this unique show that everyone can enjoy from home.
"We are also delighted to be supporting Nordoff Robbins and Crew Nation around this show, two charities very close to our hearts."
Robbie added: "I am really looking forward to performing with the boys again - it's always a pleasure... If we can't go to the stadium... we'll bring the stadium to us."
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While it's hard to 'never forget' the tears shed by millions of fans when the band announced their split in 1996, they thankfully proved they were 'back for good' since their return in 2006 with the no.1 album 'Beautiful World'. Releasing eight no.1 singles in the 90s, the Noughties have seen the boys reach bigger heights with their album sales, as 2008's 'The Circus' became the fastest selling album of that year, and they made even more 'Progress' in 2010, becoming the second fastest selling album in UK history, beaten only by Oasis 'Be Here Now'. Of course, 'everything changes', and 2014 saw the departure of Jason Orange. But Take That took that as a sign not to split, and carry on as a fighting three-piece - Gary, Howard and Mark will continue to 'shine'.
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Robbie Williams is one of the most decorated music artists in the world with six of the Top 100 best-selling albums in British history, a huge 80 million album sales worldwide, 14 Number 1 singles and a record 18 BRIT Awards (as of 2019) – more than any other artist in music history.
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