Pet Shop Boys join Take That on Progress UK tour

  • 4 April 2011
  • From the section Music
Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys will join Take That on their summer Progress tour

Pet Shop Boys have been confirmed as the main support for Take That's record-breaking summer Progress tour.

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will join the reformed boy band for the series of gigs starting on 27 May in Sunderland.

Pet Shop Boys said: "We look forward to every night being a huge celebration of pop music."

In a statement Robbie Williams said he was a "huge" fan of the band adding, "for me it will be an absolute joy to be able to watch them every night".

'Great tour'

Take That have been long-term admirers of the dance duo.

Gary Barlow said: "Pet Shop Boys was the first CD I ever bought.

"I've followed their whole career and always loved their unique approach to records and live performance.

"That combined with two lovely people means we're in for a great tour."

The biggest ever UK tour, it's the first time the original five members of Take That have toured together since 1995.

With a total of 1.34 million tickets snapped up for the shows, the run finishes with eight sold out night at London's Wembley Stadium.