Take That ‘flattered’ by Pet Shop Boys support

Take That during Comic Relief
Take That during Comic Relief
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TAKE That have spoken about the superstar signing to their tour.

Yesterday, the Echo revealed electro-pop legends Pet Shop Boys would be supporting the tour when it kicks off in Sunderland in May.

The chart duo have been chalking up hits for more than a quarter of a century, and will perform highlights from their own Pandemonium show when they join Take That’s Progress Live tour.

Jason Orange said he thought the newly-signed support act would be too big to agree to perform the shows.

“I’m flattered and very happy they’ve agreed to do it. They’re so talented. I thought they’d be above it and us.”

Take That’s tour begins on May 27 at the Stadium of Light.

Robbie Williams, who will be joining the band on tour for the first time in more than 15 years, said: “I’m a huge Pet Shop Boys fan, so for me it will be an absolute joy to be able to watch them every night.”

The Pet Shop Boys said: “We look forward to every night being a huge celebration of pop music.”

As well as opening their Progress Live tour in Sunderland, Take That will perform in the city on May 28, 30 and 31.

Standard tickets were snapped up within hours. But some VIP seats are still available for May 27 and 28. For details visit www.safc.com.