Robbie Williams Joins Take That...Sort Of...

Published: 2006-04-25
The biggest boy band the UK has ever seen is heading out on the Ultimate Tour this weekend with almost all five original members.

The original Take That lineup included Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange, Howard Donald, and Robbie Williams. Williams left the group in 1995, shortly before the band split altogether. Williams has since proven to be the most successful member when flying solo.

The artist is popular mostly in the UK for hits like "Sure," "Babe," and "Back For Good," all tracks which never made a huge splash here in North America.

In 2005 Take That made the dreams of thousands of British girls come true when they announced that the band would be back for a reunion tour. Backing their new 'best of' compilation, Never Forget - The Ultimate Collection, all members except Williams were set to take for the road.

But in what came as a bit of a surprise to fans during their first show on April 23, Williams made an appearance as a 10-foot hologram for the tune "Could It Be Magic." According to NME "it was also revealed that Williams, who is just embarking on his own solo world tour, re-recorded his vocals on the track especially for the occasion."

The band will be out on the road in the UK until the end of May. Robbie will also be on the road with his own album Intensive Care in the UK this summer.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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