Take That are to play four nights at Manchester’s new Co-op Live venue next spring as part of a play 29-date tour of UK and Ireland.
The veteran Manchester group have selected the new venue for its Manchester gigs despite the AO Arena – formerly the Manchester Arena – changing its name to Take That Arena as a tribute to the band in 2019. The name was changed for one week to commemorate Take That’s record-breaking tally of 46 performances at the venue, the most by any music act in the arena’s history.
The group, who will be supported by Olly Murs, are to perform four dates at Co-op Live from May 7-11. Some 80,000 fans are expected to watch the trio – Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen – when they appear over the four evenings. The 20,500-capacity venue, set to open in April 2024, will also host Olivia Rodrigo, Keane, Eric Clapton, Jonas Brothers and Niall Horan during its opening season.
Take That will play 15 cities, including Sheffield, Leeds, Dublin, London, Glasgow and Birmingham. The tour runs from April to June 2024.
The tour announcement coincides with the release of their new single, ‘Windows’.
Those who pre-order new album This Life from the official store here before 10am on September 26 will receive a special code to access pre-sale tickets from Wednesday, September 27. Tickets will go on general Friday, September 29 through Ticketmaster, AXS and The Ticket Factory.
“It’s been a wonderful experience being back in the studio together making this record. It has that feeling of spreading your wings, letting out the old and bringing in the new,” commented the band. “We’re incredibly proud of the new album – there’s a sense of togetherness, whether that’s us coming back together as a band or people wanting connection in their own lives. We’re excited for this new chapter!”