Take That announce their first UK tour as a trio

by hellomagazine.com The remaining members of Take That, Mark Owen, Gary Barlow and Howard Donald, will undertake a 24-date UK tour next year. The band, whose fourth member Jason Orange announced his departure in September, will hit the road in April 2015.

Four years after their last record-breaking tour, Progress Live, Take That will take their seventh studio album III to eight cities across Britain including Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester, Birmingham and London.

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Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Gary Barlow will tour for the first time as a three

"We've always been very proud of our live shows and are very excited to be touring again next year," the group said in a statement. "Playing live is something we love the most about what we do and we're looking forward to putting on the most amazing show we can.

"It will have been four years since our last tour so we're really keen to get back out on the road to play some of our biggest songs from the last twenty years alongside our new ones. We hope to see you there!"

News of the tour is not just exciting for Take That's ardent followers, singer Ella Henderson is set the join the band as their special guest.

Ella, who recently released her debut single Glow and her album Chapter One, rose to fame on the X Factor under mentor Tulisa Contostavlos, while Gary was acting as a judge.

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Jason Orange left the group in September

Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Thursday 13 November at 9am.

TAKE THAT 2015 TOUR:

April
28 - The SSE Hydro - Glasgow
30 - The SSE Hydro - Glasgow
May
01 - The SSE Hydro - Glasgow
04 - Odyssey Arena - Belfast
05 - Odyssey Arena - Belfast
08 - 3Arena - Dublin
09 - 3Arena - Dublin
14 - LG Arena - Birmingham
15 - LG Arena - Birmingham
16 - LG Arena - Birmingham
18 - Metro Radio Arena - Newcastle
19 - Metro Radio Arena - Newcastle
21 - Phones 4U Arena - Manchester
22 - Phones 4U Arena - Manchester
23 - Phones 4U Arena - Manchester
25 - Phones 4U Arena - Manchester
26 - Phones 4U Arena - Manchester
June
01 - Motorpoint Arena - Sheffield
02 - Motorpoint Arena - Sheffield
04 - The O2 Arena - London
05 - The O2 Arena - London
06 - The O2 Arena - London
08 - The O2 Arena - London
09 - The O2 Arena - London