Take That have revealed that their next studio album will be named ‘The Circus’ and will be released on December 1.
The album will be preceded by a single, ‘Greatest Day’, set for release on November 24.
Frontman Gary Barlow told BBC Newsbeat, adding that the band are set for a UK tour, with the dates currently being finalised.
The album will be the band’s fifth, and their first since 2006’s ‘Beautiful World’. It was recorded in SARM studios in Notting Hill, London, and features songs written by all four band members.
Barlow said that the album was inspired by plans for the forthcoming tour. “We’ve always thought we’ve got great songs for finishing our concerts off,” he said. “We wanted to write something to start the whole concert.
“That was our thinking behind this single.”
Take That met up with former member Robbie Williams earlier this month in Los Angeles, where they “buried the hatchet”.