You would be forgiven for thinking Take That have down-sized their venues after seeing them share James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke' on the recent Comic Relief. However, nothing could be further from the truth. The ever popular Boy Band are celebrating a quarter century on the road next year.

Patience is a virtue

But, patience is a virtue and their hoards of fans will need to pool their resources a little longer, as the band recently announced they are holding off until their 30th anniversary in 2023. By then it's hoped that former band mate Robbie Williams - along with Jason Orange - will share the stage. However, in order to keep the legions more than happy, Take That are on the road in May for their 'Wonderland Tour' which kicks off in Birmingham.

There's no doubting their current platter 'Wonderland' - their eighth - is one of their best offerings. That said, they are only too aware of Ed Sheeran's present command of the charts. But the band seems quite philosophical about their potential top 10 status, despite the competition. With this release, they also wanted to prove once and for all, a real stability in their ranks. A stability which they feared may have been lacking in previous offerings.

Exclusive 'Greatest Hits' for the Festive Season

Further plans, later in the year look set to include an exclusive 'Greatest Hits' box-set aimed at the Festive season, which may feature some extra new material. And without giving too much away, the forthcoming tour may well be their most spectacular yet, as they are planning to literally stage each show centrally in each arena, to allow fans a maximum view.

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Dates include Newcastle, Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester and Liverpool.

No plans for early retirement anytime soon

Shedding light on a possible permanent reunion with both Robbie and Jason, Gary Barlow seemed convinced, though uncertain when. One thing he did stress, however, Take That are not planning an early retirement anytime soon. Neither are they planning to down-size their performing venues. The 'Wonderland Tour' starts on May 5th.