Take That back on stage for good with Williams
Take That performed their first full concert with Robbie Williams back in the line-up on Friday as they kicked off their sell-out reunion tour.
The British male vocal group started their Progress Live tour before 55,000 people at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, northeast England. The tour is the first to feature all five members since 1995.
The band will play to 1.75 million people in Britain and Ireland before concerts in Milan, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Munich.
The concert started with five songs without Williams, before he emerged to perform some of his solo hits.
Williams rejoined the band for last year's "Progress" album after quitting the line-up in 1995.
He held off rejoining when Take That reformed for a series of shows in 2006, instead concentrating on his solo career.
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