Back for now: Robbie Williams reunites with Take That for charity concert
He will be joining current members Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald for the one-off show on May 29.
He’s not back for good but Robbie Williams is back for the time being with his former band, Take That, for a virtual concert on May 29.
Williams left the band in 1995 for a successful solo career.
He will be reuniting with current members Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald. There’s no word yet whether Jason Orange, who left the band in 2014, will also be part of the show.
Money raised from the virtual concert will go towards music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins and Crew Nation, which is helping to provide support for concert crew members during the pandemic outbreak.
According to The Sun, all four performing members are said to have agreed to a “huge undisclosed” fee to make the reunion event happen, ranging in the “hundreds of thousands of pounds”.
The concert will be hosted on the Compare The Meerkat YouTube and Facebook pages.
“This is a world first for us! Reuniting with our old friend online for a one-off performance!” the group said in a statement. “It’s always great getting back together with Robbie and we are really excited to be part of this unique show that everyone can enjoy from home.”
“We are also delighted to be supporting Nordoff Robbins and Crew Nation around this show, two charities very close to our hearts,” they added.
Williams said: “I am really looking forward to performing with the boys again — it’s always a pleasure. Nordoff Robbins and Crew Nation are both such brilliant charities and I’m thrilled to be supporting them around this show.”
He continued: “If we can’t go to the stadium…we’ll bring the stadium to us.”
Williams briefly joined the band in 2010 for their sixth album, Progress, and also made a brief appearance in 2018 on The X Factor.