Take That are to hit the road as a trio for a major UK tour next year.

Take That have announced their 2015 tour dates, including gigs in Manchester and Sheffield, with tickets on sale tomorrow (November 13).

Next year's shows will be the first time the band has toured as a trio, following the departure of Jason Orange in September.

Click below for pictures of the boys in concert over the years — what a difference a decade (or two) makes!


Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen are set to release the new Take That album III, on December 1.

The band will begin their tour in Glasgow on April 28, calling at Manchester Arena on May 21, 22, 23, 25, 26 and Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena on June 1 and 2.

Tickets go on sale Thursday at 9am — click here to buy tickets .

If previous tour announcements are anything to go buy, phone lines are set to be jammed and websites may freeze as fans scramble to secure their tickets.

Their previous stadium tours sold out in record time, and more dates had to be added to cope with fan demand.

The news of the 24-date tour comes four years since the band's last record-breaking tour Progress Live which saw the original five-man band back together on stage.

Take That are defined by some of the most memorable and spectacular live productions in UK music history, with previous tours including everything from aerialists, circus performers, a wall of water, holograms, a giant elephant and on the last tour a 60ft robot.

Gary Barlow shared his excitement with fans on Saturday: