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