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Celebrity Interview - April/May 24

Is Barlow Back…For Good?

Following last year’s release of their chart-topping album This Life, Take That are ready to return to the stage with a show that promises to enthrall. Naturally, their chief songwriter, Gary Barlow, couldn’t be more excited.

In June 2023 the iconic pop group Take That announced a grand return to the stage with This Life On Tour – a spectacular 29-date journey across 15 cities, marking their first major outing since their hiatus between 2019 and 2023.

All is set to begin in April with three opening nights in Sheffield and symbolises something of a renaissance for the band. Gary Barlow, the band’s esteemed songwriter of 13 UK number one singles, shared his enthusiasm.

“There’s an electric feeling about going back on tour, especially after such a relatively long break. This Life On Tour isn’t just about performing our new songs; it’s a celebration of our journey, our fans and the music that has been part of so many lives,” he said.

The tour is named after their current and ninth studio album This Life and to celebrate a fourth decade of music since they first appeared on the scene with 1991 debut single Do What U Like.

Featuring the lead single Windows, the album showcases a matured sound reflecting the band's evolution over the years. Barlow describes it as being “filled with our experiences, hopes and memories. It's deeply personal yet universal. We've poured every bit of ourselves into this album.”

The tour will not only cover major cities like Leeds, Dublin, London, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham but also includes several other UK landmarks, such as Plymouth, Swansea and Nottingham.

After the final UK date in Bristol on Saturday 8th June, the boys will move on to a series of shows in key European cities, including Berlin, Rome and Madrid.

Reflecting on the band's journey and the excitement of touring again, the 53-year-old enthuses, “Every time we step on stage, it’s a new adventure. The thrill of performing live, the energy from the crowd – it’s irreplaceable. This tour, with our new music, feels like we’re starting a fresh chapter, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone.”

Known for their dynamic live performances and a string of hits dating back to the 1990s, they are expected to deliver a mix of new tracks from This Life along with their classic hits, offering a full spectrum of their musical journey.

As Barlow puts it, “It's not just a tour; it’s a thank you to our fans, a nod to our past and a toast to the future.”