Thu 27 Sep 2018

Excitement Builds for Take That 2019 ‘Greatest Hits Live’

A celebration of 30 years of being the biggest male pop group in the world, Take That will be touring the UK in 2019, bringing along their huge back catalogue of hits, as well as some intriguing versions of much-loved classics.
‘Odyssey’ is a re-imagined Greatest Hits album, with Take That putting a new twist on songs to give them a boost of life again. ‘Pray (Odyssey Version)’ is the first song to be released from the album and Take That fans will notice a drastic difference. The new version is slowed down, stripped back, focussing on Gary Barlow’s smooth, calming vocals, as the story and meaning of ‘Pray’ shines through. It shows the talent Take That have for song-writing- that they can take one of their pop songs and alter it to almost sound like a completely new, mature track. Take That have evolved so much over their 30-year career, and ‘Odyssey’ will showcase that.

Their 2019 tour is already being surrounded by hype. Take That have consistently given high performance and production shows. They deliver live songs of amazing quality and interact with the crowd as well as having on-stage repartee. It’s no surprise that their shows are almost always guaranteed to sell-out.
When speaking about the tour in a recent interview, Mark Owen said, ‘The tour itself is still shaping together. We’ve gone into production with the stage, so that’s being made. We’ve signed that off. Then we start to talk and meet about the kind of things we want to do.’
‘All these moments are unique – Circus, Progress, III, the Wonderland tour,’ continues Mark. ‘I don’t think we have to better ourselves. If we are enjoying when we get the show together that’s what it is.’
‘I think it’s about change’, says Howard Donald, ‘You’ve got to change and go forward, whether it’s with our songs or technology. You’ve got to strive to be different and make it exciting for us as well as other people.’

Attendees to any show of their tour should expect a full-on spectacular. Rick Astley will be supporting, but other details of the show are still being worked on and kept a secret, to ensure maximum impact for their 30-year anniversary.

‘It’s our own show’, says Gary Barlow, ‘We’ve always been programmed this way that this stood singing is just not enough for us. We want people to look and go: ‘They’ve worked hard tonight to give us a show. We’ve come out, been entertained and I’ll go back next time they tour’’.

Tickets for Take That’s Greatest Hits Live Tour 2019 go on sale Friday 28th September at 9:30am via http://gigst.rs/TakeThat

UK & IRELAND TOUR DATES:

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

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

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

Thursday 23 May             Milton Keynes Stadium MK

Saturday 25 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