Original Take That line-up in talks for 25th anniversary tour in 2017

Band are currently performing as a trio following departures of Robbie Williams and Jason Orange

The full line-up of Take That are reportedly in talks to reunite for a 25th anniversary tour in 2017.

The pop group, who have been touring as a trio after the departure of Jason Orange, are said to be negotiating over a series of shows.

Former member Orange parted ways with the group in 2014, while Robbie Williams left for the second time in 2011.


The current line up, comprising Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, were recently announced as the first headliners for next year’s Barclaycard presents British Summer Time series of shows at London’s Hyde Park.

They will play the outdoor venue on July 9, 2016, following on from Hyde Park gigs from the likes of Taylor Swift, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Libertines, Blur and The Strokes.

But a source told The Daily Mirror: “They are going to celebrate their 25th anniversary for sure and it would be great to have Robbie [Williams] and Jason back. It’s a big deal to mark the occasion and not one many bands get to do.”

Take That recently embarked on their first tour as a trio, including 10 dates at the O2 Arena in London.

Ahead of the dates, Donald explained that the loss of Orange had hit the band hard: ”Sometimes you think you’re used to it then a new thing comes along, and we do miss Jason. But we are a three-piece. This is what we’ve got to do.”

”It’s our biggest arena tour. In the energy of the show you’re aware that J’s not there. But you don’t want people to feel it’s missing him,” Mark Owen continued.


”That said, we’re respectful of J as well. We’re not trying to take his place. There are things we haven’t done because it was J’s thing.”