Take That might be coming back.
The British boyband reunited for a flawless return to the music business in recent years, and they’re reportedly ready for another round on the comeback trail.
Mark Owen, one of Take That’s founding singers, has told the Daily Telegraph that his bandmates are mulling another album.
“There’s plans to go back in and do another record. So that’s all great. But everybody wanted a bit of time because it was a big thing getting Rob back in the band and doing that [album and tour] with him,” he told the British broadsheet newspaper.
The “Rob” he’s talking about is, of course, Robbie Williams. And the album was 2010’s “Progress.”
Take That enjoyed hits around the globe during an inexorable rise in the early 1990s. However, Williams quit in 1995 before going on have his own remarkable solo career which, for a stage in the 2000s, saw him become arguably the biggest male pop star outside of the United States.
The group’s four remaining members would split the following year.
Take That reunited without Williams for the blockbuster 2006 album “Beautiful World.” The project blew away all expectations. The group played arenas and stadiums in Britain and Ireland that year, selling more than 500,000 tickets.
They repeated the feat with the 2008 album “The Circus,” which broke British box-office records when it sold 600,000 tickets in less than five hours.
Take That’s famous five reunited for “Progress” and its supporting tour. With Williams back in the fold, they were an unbeatable unit. “Progress” (Polydor) managed to sell more than 235,000 copies on its first day on sale (Nov. 15) in the U.K., according to the Official Charts Company, for the biggest day-one sale since Oasis’ “Be Here Now” shifted 424,000 in 1997.
When Take That played the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony, Williams was conspicuously absent. His reasons were solid; he was away for the birth of his child.
Owen gave no timetable on a new Take That release. He’s busy promoting his own, fourth solo album, “The Art of Doing Nothing,” through Polydor.