Yes, you did read that right – Pet Shop Boys are to support the recently reformed Take That on their upcoming Progress tour which takes place this Summer. Yes, we know it sounds twisted and no, we didn’t mess up the running order.
As Take That announced today, they are glad to welcome Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe to their record-breaking Progress tour, which will start on May 27th at the Sunderland Stadium in the UK. The recently reunited boy group are huge Pet Shop Boys fans according to Jason Orange, who is “flattered and very happy they’ve agreed to do it.“ Gary Barlow adds, “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 Pet Shop Boys will play a 40-minute set, including highlights from their 2010 Pandemonium tour and are apprently “delighted to accept Take That’s invitation to be part of their Progress show” said the duo on their website.
Excitement is rising – and ticket sales too – this will be the first Take That tour as a five-piece in more than ten years. Additionally Robbie Williams will also perform some of his songs as a solo artist.
The only question is: will the old boys steal the young one’s show ?