Take That have announced III, their first album without Jason Orange.
The trio started work on new material earlier this year without Jason Orange but had his “blessing” to make the record.
The new album is due out on December 1st, 2014.
Take That also revealed that the first single off the new record will be called These Days and it will get its first radio play on October 10 before being released in November.
Gary Barlow shared an image promoting their new material on Twitter, adding: “Nice hey? #TTIII”
He later tweeted: “Thanks to our brilliant team who’ve turned this all around in record time! Phew! #ttIII”
Take That have announced III, their first album without Jason Orange
Members of that team include ELO frontman Jeff Lynne, who along with Take That, has also produced stars including Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson and Tom Petty.
They also worked with Stuart Price, who was involved with their 2010 album, Progressed.
That record featured both Jason Orange and Robbie Williams and sold more than a quarter of a millions copies in one day.
These Days is described as an “out-and-out feelgood pop” song and also gives “a nod to the sound that defined their early years”.
All three remaining members – Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen – share vocal duties.
Recently the trio have all faced accusations of tax avoidance and Gary Barlow has since apologiZed on Twitter for the “tax stories”.
Last month Jason Orange announced he had left Take That and would not be recording the new album with the band.
He said there had been “no fallings out” and he had “spent some of the best years” of his life with them.
However, Jason Orange did not want to commit to making and promoting a new record.
Take That formed in 1990, split up in 1996 and four of the five members reformed for a successful comeback in 2005. The fifth founder member, Robbie Williams, rejoined briefly in 2010.
[youtube MOz_fuQk-Wo 650]
Take That singer Gary Barlow has confirmed that his fourth child with wife Dawn has died at birth.
In a statement, Gary Barlow, 41, said: “Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we’ve lost our baby. Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn on August 4 in London.
“Our focus now is giving her a beautiful funeral and loving our three children with all our hearts.
“We’d ask at this painful time that our privacy be respected.”
Gary Barlow has confirmed that his fourth child with wife Dawn has been delivered stillborn
Gary Barlow and his 42-year-old wife, a former dancer, have been married for 12 years and have three other children – Daniel, 11; Emily, 10; and Daisy, three.
As a member of Take That, Gary Barlow has been part of one of Britain’s most successful pop bands, and also recently organized the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace.
Take That had been rumored to be taking part in the Olympic Games closing ceremony on Sunday.
Comedian Catherine Tate and Take That singer Jason Orange have been involved in a secret romance over the recent months, according to sources.
Catherine Tate, 43, and Jason Orange, 41, first met when they took part in a Comic Relief sketch back in March. According to a source, they have been on a string of dates in recent weeks, including an overnight trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon.
The source told The Sun: “They were trying to keep things secret but looked very loved up and happy together.
“It’s a very unlikely pairing but they have really hit it off. They’ve been on a number of dates to the theatre and the cinema.
“They really enjoy each other’s company. Catherine deserves someone nice and she has landed on her feet with Jason.
“But they have both been desperate to keep their romance secret.”
Jason Orange has been dating Catherine Tate over the recent months
Catherine Tate and Jason Orange first struck up a friendship when she took on the role of Jason in spoof band Fake That for the sketch.
Catherine Tate starred alongside James Corden, Alan Carr, Kevin Bishop and David Walliams as the fake Take That.
They were getting on well while filming the sketch and, afterwards, stayed in touch and their romance is thought to have blossomed this summer, following Catherine Tate’s split from stage manager partner Twig Clark.
Catherine Tate and Jason Orange have been spotted at A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Stratford, on dates to the cinema, the National Theatre and at a coffee shop near Jason’s flat in West London.
Catherine Tate became famous after she played Lauren Cooper and she is well-known for her catchphrase “Am I Bovvered?” in her TV sketch show.
Catherine Tate, who has also a significant theatre career, has been recently starred alongside David Tennant in Much Ado About Nothing.
While Catherine Tate’s most recent relationship was with Twig Clark, who was stage manager for her play at the National Theatre, Jason Orange has remained quiet about his personal life during his time in the spotlight.
Jason Orange has been romantically linked during the time to stars including singer Lulu and TV presenter Jenny Powell.