Take That have announced details of their 30th anniversary celebrations with news of a greatest hits album and UK tour.
2019 marks 30 years since Take That were formed (although they didn't land their first Top 40 hit until three years later 1991), and to celebrate, they're releasing Odyssey, an album of their greatest hits, some of which have been re-imagined with new arrangements and production courtesy of producer Stuart Price. The collection is out on November 23.
Ahead of the album's release, the trio have released a re-worked version of their 1993 hit Pray - their first Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart. Look back over Take That's full Official Chart history, including 12 chart-topping singles.
Gary, Mark and Howard will also head out on a massive 28-date UK arena tour, kicking off in April 2019 and supported by Rick Astley.
Discussing the band's journey, which saw them split for nine years before making a sensational return 2007, Howard said: "The story is, if you think about it, quite mad."
"We wanted to tell the tale of the band," Mark added, "the history of what happened to us. If you only ever own one of them, this should be the definitive Take That record."
The 2 CD, 27-track album is a mix of their best known songs as well as reworkings, peppered with soundbites from their history. "Some have been reworked, but without spoiling what people loved about them in the first place," Gary explains. "You’ve got to be respectful, but at the same time, you’ve got to let the ambition of doing something new and refreshed come through as well."
Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday, September 28 at 9.30am. See the full list of dates and ticket prices below:
Friday 12 April Sheffield FlyDSA Arena
Saturday 13 April Sheffield FlyDSA Arena
Monday 15 April Sheffield FlyDSA Arena
Tuesday 16 April Sheffield FlyDSA Arena
Thursday 18 April Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Friday 19 April Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Saturday 20 April Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Monday 22 April Manchester Arena
Tuesday 23 April Manchester Arena
Thursday 25 April Manchester Arena
Friday 26 April Manchester Arena
Saturday 27 April Manchester Arena
Monday 29 April Dublin 3Arena
Tuesday 30 April Dublin 3Arena
Thursday 02 May London The O2
Friday 03 May London The O2
Saturday 04 May London The O2
Sunday 05 May London The O2
Tuesday 07 May London The O2
Wednesday 08 May London The O2
Thursday 09 May London The O2
Friday 10 May London The O2
Sunday 12 May Birmingham Arena
Monday 13 May Birmingham Arena
Tuesday 14 May Birmingham Arena
Thursday 16 May Birmingham Arena
Friday 17 May Birmingham Arena
Saturday 18 May Birmingham Arena
Sunday 19 May Birmingham Arena
Thursday 23 May Milton Keynes Stadium MK
Saturday 25 May Southampton St Mary’s Stadium
Sunday 26 May Southampton St Mary’s Stadium
Tuesday 28 May Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium
Thursday 30 May Norwich City Carrow Road Stadium
Saturday 01 June Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium
Tuesday 04 June Huddersfield John Smith’s Stadium
Thursday 06 June Liverpool Anfield Stadium
Saturday 08 June Cardiff Principality Stadium
Arenas - £55, £70, £85, £99 + booking fees (VIP packages at £199 + booking fees)
Stadiums - £55, £65, £85, £99 + booking fees (VIP packages at £199 + booking fees)
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