Image Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images; Awais Butt/LFIFifteen years after walking away for solo stardom (in Europe? Big success! Stateside, not so much), Robbie Williams will return to Take That, the chart-topping boy band he joined at age 16.
According to London’s The Sun, the reunited fivesome will release a new album at Christmas before heading out for a major stadium tour in the summer of 2011. But first (insert obligatory “Brokeback for Good” zing), Williams and longtime bandmate/rival Gary Barlow will release a promo video for the new single “Shame,” due in October, with a tongue-in-cheek tribute to (timely!) the 2005 ranch-hands-in-love epic Brokeback Mountain.
An insider tells The Sun: “In the song there’s a line about how he went into Toys R Us and saw the four Take That dolls in a box and realized he felt left out …Everything is in place now to formally announce Robbie’s return to Take That for one year only. He will announce his comeback with a public statement. Then he’ll release ‘Shame’ with Gary.”
So—back for, if not good, then at least a good twelve months. But is it a good idea to relight that fire? Can a group of thirtysomething boybanders-to-men still do this with dignity? Tell us the song and we’ll sing it, TT fans, in the comments section below.
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