Robbie Williams set to reunite with Take That for virtual charity concert amid coronavirus crisis

Robbie Williams is set to reunite with Take That once again and it’s all in the name of charity.

Robbie, who got his big break in music while part of the iconic 90s boyband, was the first to leave Take That in 1995, but in recent years has rejoined Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange for reunion shows.

Lockdown saw Robbie join forces with former bandmate Gary for a virtual duet on Instagram and now reports claim Take That are coming together (Robbie included) for a charity concert.

Hoping to raise funds during the coronavirus pandemic, the band have allegedly secured a ‘huge undisclosed fee’ to perform together during lockdown – almost 30 years after the release of their first album.

The Meerkat Music concert is an initiative put together by the company that owns Compare The Market.

All funds raised from the show will go to Nordoff Robbins and Crew Nation – a charity supporting concert crews across the world.

The industry has been heavily impacted by coronavirus, as many artists have been forced to cancel shows and tour dates due to the lockdown in place to tackle the pandemic.

Festivals, including the likes of Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Glastonbury, have been cancelled, with many musicians now turning to virtual gigs to entertain fans.

Speaking about their one-off show, Take That have said: ‘This is a world first for us! Reuniting with our old friend online for a one-off performance!

‘It’s always great getting back together with Robbie and we are really excited to be part of this unique show that everyone can enjoy from home.’

Robbie added that it’s ‘always a pleasure’ for him to reunite with ‘the boys’ again.

A source told The Sun that ‘hundreds and thousands of pounds’ are being spent to host the show that will see Take That perform from their homes.

‘The amount of money involved to make this happen is hundreds of thousands of pounds,’ they claimed.

‘The gig will go out into people’s homes over the internet and each band member will be performing from their own homes so they won’t actually be together.’

The source added: ‘They can’t be physically reunited because of travel restrictions and corona rules but it is still them all coming together to perform their hits, something no one has seen in a long time.’

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