British boyband Take That are one of the most iconic groups of the 90’s. After forming in 1989/90 in Manchester, they quickly achieved success and went on to score over 12 number one singles and seven number albums in the UK and 56 number one singles around the world. Tracks such as ‘Back For Good’ topped charts in around 30 countries, contributing to the band’s status as one of the most successful boy bands ever. Their tours over the years have also been impressive, with Take That's Greatest Hits Live Tour selling over 600,000 tickets and being one of the best tours of 2019.
Now approaching three decades in music, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Robbie Williams were originally called ‘Kick It', but later changed to Take That. After a few struggling releases, they won their first top ten hit in the UK a year later with a cover of Tavares’ ‘It Only Takes a Minute’ from the 70’s. Take That then went from strength to strength and began winning awards for their efforts.
Though Take That have maintained success as a boy band and a loyal following over the years, their career has not been without conflict. In 1995, Robbie Williams left the group due to reports of drug abuse and a year later, Take That disbanded. They each embarked on solo careers, where Williams in particular found further success. In 2006, Take That announced a comeback reunion as a foursome, releasing new material and a tour. ‘Patience’ was officially their first release since reuniting, and immediately topped UK charts for four weeks. In 2010, they released a new album ‘Progress’, which became the fastest-selling album of the century, and a complimentary tour that went on to be the fastest-selling tour in the UK ever. In 2014, both Williams and Orange announced departures, but that didn’t stop the remaining trio from continuing Take That’s legacy.
Take That toured in early 2019 with their Greatest Hits Live tour, where the band were joined with special guest Rick Astley. Their 11th concert tour marked their 30th anniversary and celebrated the release of their latest album 'Odyssey', with Take That tickets flying from box offices. Make sure to follow Take That for upcoming tour dates and tickets.