After Jason Orange’s amicable departure last year from pop group, Take That, the band was left with only three of the founding members: Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen. It was the second time they lost a band member, after Robbie Williams left in 2012, only two years after he decided to rejoin them after the group’s first break-up in 1996; a break-up that lasted until 2005 when four fifths of the band returned. It also wasn’t the first time Williams left the band.
Barlow, Donald and Owen have been touring and recording music as a trio, and released their first studio album together, III, last year in November, after Orange’s official departure.
As Take That’s 25th anniversary draws closer, there are rumours and reports of a possible reunion of the entire line-up to do an anniversary tour in 2017.