Gary Barlow is planning a full Take That reunion to mark the band’s 30th anniversary.
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of their first album Take That & Party, but the group are currently a three-piece as only Gary Barlow, 46, Howard Donald, 48, and Mark Owen, 45, remain in the group.
Barlow has revealed in an interview with British newspaper The Sun that he is planning a reunion for 2022, and he and Howard hope absent members Jason Orange, 46, and Robbie Williams, 43, return.
“We’re planning something to do for the 30-year all together,” he said. “We’re looking that far ahead, something big, maybe a new record, maybe a greatest hits with a big tour.”
His bandmate Howard Donald cautioned fans that a full reunion was not fully agreed however.
“A five-piece would be incredible,” he added. “Whether that ever happens or not, that’s a different story. My gut’s telling me no. I’d love it to happen.”
Williams was the first to leave the band as he shocked fans when he quit to pursue a solo career in 1995. The rest of the group split in 1996 but reunited ten years later and returned to the top of the U.K. charts.
Williams returned to the group in 2010, but both he and Donald left the band in 2014.
Last month (Apr17) Gary, Howard, and Mark marked the 25th anniversary of their chart debut with a British TV special, An Evening With Take That.