Take That will follow up Progress tour, says Barlow

Take That

Gary Barlow says that Take That hope to release a new album and tour the UK in 2013.

When asked about about the possibility of releasing a new record next year on Radio 1's official chart show he said: "I hope so."

He added that there would be an accompanying UK stadium tour. "Absolutely, definitely," he confirmed. "I can promise you that."

Take That's 2011 Progress tour was the UK's highest-grossing tour ever.

Band's future

It's not yet confirmed whether Robbie Williams would contribute to a new Take That album.

Barlow has produced some of Williams' eighth solo studio album which is set for release later this year.

Following a 15-year break Williams rejoined the group in July 2010 and performed with the band for their record-breaking Progress tour in summer 2011.

Barlow has hinted in the past that the band could return to being a four-piece.

In an interview with Radio Times in October 2011 he left the situation open saying "we can revisit it whenever we want".

Gary Barlow is sitting on the judging panel for the forthcoming ninth series of ITV1's The X Factor, which will be broadcast from the late summer.

This week Gary Barlow (10 June) topped the UK single and album chart with his tracks inspired by the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Sing, the title of both the single and album, was recorded with musicians from across the Commonwealth.