The iconic ’90s band reunites for new shows nine years after topping the charts

FOLLOWING phenomenal demand for their This Life On Tour, Take That have announced they have added two more dates to their tour.

The group, made up of Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, have added a seventh show to their run in Manchester and a sixth at Birmingham’s Utilita Arena.

Take That have announced that they have added two more dates to their This Life On Tour


Take That have announced that they have added two more dates to their This Life On TourPhoto credit: Getty

Take That will also play six nights at London’s O2 Arena, with five of those dates already sold out.

The boys – who have also signed up for a shock documentary – announced their upcoming new album This Life exclusively on The Sun and revealed they would be touring across 41 dates in 15 cities.

For the new album they went back to basics and worked together secretly in the States.

In an exclusive chat, Gary said: “It’s been years since it was just the three of us, so this was really special.

“While we were recording in Georgia, we had breakfast together, just us, and then took an Uber to the studio.

“We had a two-hour singing session – a lot of work in a short period of time – and then went out to dinner together.”

Mark added: “This record was recorded in a different way, we went into the studio, there was a band in the room – everyone was holding sheets of lyrics.

“The studio days started and ended with a bigger band – and that was great, I think that comes across in the music.”

Gary continued: “It’s been longer than expected.

“Music has a tendency to tap you on the back when it’s ready to come out, and so we knew it was time. This started last summer and we knew that everything we had made would come out at Christmas.

“It’s one of our most personally written albums.”

During the interview, the trio also confirmed that Robbie Williams and Jason Orange would not be part of the album or tour.

Gary said: “The only thing I keep hearing is that Take That are coming back but there is no Robbie and Jason.

“But Robbie hasn’t been in the band since 2011 and Jason left the band in 2013.

“We’ve always said they’re welcome to join us, but we’ve done about 600 shows since we started.

“Right now there are three of us and we’re doing well.”

Gary B. Graves

Gary B. Graves is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Gary B. Graves joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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