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Take That explain new album title
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Take That are due to play a series of stadium dates in summer 2009

Take That have revealed why they named their new album The Circus.

Lead singer Gary Barlow said the the title was inspired by the fact that their tours often feel like a "circus coming to town".

He said: "We always think when we start a new record and go out on the road, it is like a circus with all the people we have with us.

"Life's a bit of a circus as well and definitely this whole industry at the moment is a bit of a circus."

Mark Owen added: "It's a theatrical title and we wrote this album around it thinking about the live shows so we thought it was appropriate."

Live performance

The Manchester four-piece are due to make an appearance at the MTV Europe Music Awards on 6 November for a live perfomance of their new single Greatest Day.

The group join Beyoncé, Pink, Duffy, The Killers and Kid Rock on the list of performers at the event, hosted by Katy Perry.

I think everyone would like to be doing it forever but we'll see
Gary Barlow
The band last performed at the first EMAs in Berlin 15 years ago, winning the prize for Best Group.

"That was great because for us it was like going to Madame Tussauds," Gary admitted.

"We were meeting all the stars we've always wanted to meet like George Michael. Prince was there too and all these supermodels.

"We're looking forward to it this time too especially with it being in the UK, fantastic."

Comeback tour

The band reformed without original member Robbie Williams back in 2005 after a TV documentary marking their nine year split pulled in over 7 million viewers.

This was followed by a tour and their comeback album Beautiful World in 2006 which sold over 2.7 million copies.

On their latest return Gary said the group are "thoroughly enjoying being in a band" again at the moment and they have no plans to retire just yet.

He added: "I think everyone would like to be doing it forever. But we'll see. That's for the audiences to decide."

The quartet's new single Greatest Day is set to be released on 24 November with the album to follow on 1 December.

Take That are also due to hit the road for an eight date stadium tour next summer.

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