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TAKE That mania hit Scotland yesterday when their Hampden Park summer gig sold out in 30 minutes - earning them a place in history.
Fans snapped up 50,000 tickets for the Glasgow show on June 20, prompting the Manchester fourpiece to add another date on June 19. Those tickets sold out in hours.
The shows are part of the band's The Circus Live - Summer 2009 tour, which is the fastest-selling tour in UK history, beating Michael Jackson's 1987 Bad gigs.
Fans across the country clambered to buy more than 600,000 tickets by 1.30pm yesterday, smashing all UK box office records to date.
Take That said: "We are, once again, totally astounded by the response and amazed at being able to break such records - we feel very privileged to be in this position at such a time. We're all meeting up this afternoon to start planning next summer and promise to make it the very best show we've ever done.
"We'll give them two hours of hits and brighten their lives. See you in 2009!"
A spokesman for the band added: "Tickets sold out in just under 30 minutes-an overwhelming response by their Scottish fans."
It is Take That's biggest tour to date, with a 15 stadium dates across the UK. Comeback kings Gary Barlow, Jason Orange Jason Orange (born Jason Thomas Orange, 10 July 1970, Wythenshawe, Manchester, England) is an English singer and dancer. He was one fifth of the successful English boyband, Take That during the early 1990s and again, from 2005. , Mark Owen and Howard Donald have vowed this tour will be their most dramatic, diverse and exhilarating.
Ticket phone lines and websites were swamped and fans even queued overnight at Glasgow's Tickets Scotland outlet.
The band, who reformed in 2005 after splitting in 1996, told The Razz they can't wait to return to Scotland. But they admitted they were scared the fans might rip them to shreds after their last visit.
Howard said: "We did the bit where we walk through the crowd and we were ripped to pieces. There was blood and Mark got scratched a bit."
The tour kicks off in Sunderland on June 6. They will also appear at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and Old Trafford Cricket Ground The Old Trafford Cricket Ground, usually known as simply Old Trafford, is a cricket ground situated on Talbot Road in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England that has been the home of Manchester Cricket Club since 1856 and of the Lancashire County Cricket in Manchester before finishing at London's Wembley Stadium.
A tour spokeswoman confirmed there are no plans for the Brit award winners to be joined by ex-bandmate Robbie Williams.
Take That release their album The Circus on December 1. The first single, Greatest Day, is out on November 24.
BRIEFS RUSH: Take That sold out their Scots gig