One of the UK’s most successful bands ever, Take That, last night (Saturday 13th April) kicked off “This Life On Tour” to a 12,000 strong sold out Sheffield crowd. The two hour show spanned material from debut album Take That & Party through to the band’s latest offering This Life, which rocketed to Number 1 upon release last year, securing the band their ninth Number 1 album.

From the atmospheric opening notes of Keep Your Head Up to closing track Rule The World via Windows, Shine, Pray, Greatest Day and more, the show tells the story of the band’s journey, including special performances of solo material from Gary, Mark and Howard. Take That are renowned for their huge productions and incredible live shows and this tour is no exception; the 100ft stage, one of the largest ever to be used indoors, plus a 14 ton movable staircase, fire, water, flurries of confetti and even a moment requiring 3D glasses, are just some of the exciting treats in store for lucky ticket holders.

The band proclaimed their excitement for opening the tour on a Saturday night in Sheffield, calling the crowd “marvellous”, before Gary referenced a video he made which has been taking the internet by storm this week and said “I have to say, this is my idea of a very nice day out”. Throughout the night they thanked fans for their support, saying “another tour comes around and you’re all still here – thank you.”

The band perform in Sheffield again this evening (Sunday 14th April) before heading to Leeds, Glasgow, Dublin and more, with six nights at The O2 in London and seven nights at Manchester’s new venue, the Co-op Live. With over 700,000 tickets sold across 41 dates in 15 cities, the band have secured the biggest-selling tour ticket sales for a UK artist this year.

The band also recently announced The Greatest Weekend, an epic offering of music, entertainment and unforgettable moments in Malta over Thursday 10th – Monday 14th October, curated by the band themselves. On Saturday 12th, they will perform their iconic album Everything Changes live, in its entirety, for the first time since its release in 1993. Also appearing over the weekend are Sugababes, Ella Henderson, Gok Wan, Sam Ryder, Daniel Bedingfield, Heather Small and more. Tickets are on sale now via and

Take That currently hold the record for the most performances at London’s The O2 with 34 headline shows. 2011’s Progress tour broke box office records by selling over 1 million tickets in less than 24 hours, becoming the biggest tour in the UK and earning them a place on Billboard’s annual ‘Top 25 Tours’ list, placing third worldwide. In 2019, the band celebrated their 30th anniversary with the 38 date sell-out Odyssey tour which saw them play to 29 arenas and 9 stadiums, selling over 650,000 tickets.

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