Take That break highest grossing concert series record

20/07/11

Take That

Take That have broken the record for the highest grossing concert series.

According to Billboard Boxscore, the group made more than £38 million during their eight nights at Wembley Stadium in June and July.

The previous record was held by Bruce Springsteen for his series of 10 shows at New Jersey's Giants Stadium in 2003, which made around £24 million.

Take That also made it into second spot with their eight shows at the City of Manchester Stadium last month.

In total, Take That's UK run grossed £114 million and drew 1.8 million fans to 29 shows.

The total attendance figure for their eight Wembley Stadium shows was 623,737, which is also a record.

Bruce Springsteen drew 566,560 to his 10 sell-outs in 2003.

'Sick bed'

This tour has been the first featuring Robbie Williams for 15 years after he rejoined Take That last year.

During the gigs the singer has been performing a selection of his solo hits including Angels and Rock DJ as well as material from the band's 2010 album Progress.

Still not out of the woods - would like to give you more details, but my typing fingers aren't working that well
Robbie Williams

Meanwhile, Robbie Williams is still sick and feeling weak after a bout of food poisoning, despite managing a return to the stage.

He and Take That had to pull a show in Copenhagen on Saturday after the singer became violently ill, their first ever cancellation.

The singer returned to the stage in Amsterdam on Monday but said it was "tough", claiming it was only the crowd who got him through the performance.

In a blog on his website, he said: "Still not out of the woods - would like to give you more details, but my typing fingers aren't working that well."

Williams added that he was "still in sick bed".

He previously posted a picture of himself hooked up to a drip.