Manchester Arena announce Take That with 44 record-breaking hometown shows

Posted on 03 Nov 2016

Take That have added a recording breaking sixth hometown show at Manchester Arena as part of next year’s Wonderland Live UK tour.

Gary, Mark and Howard’s return to their hometown venue now brings their tally of Manchester Arena performances to a record breaking 44 – the most by any music act in the venue’s 21 year history. And, for the first time ever, the band’s main stage will be in the centre of the arena floor, giving fans a truly unique and memorable experience like never before.

Take That are renowned for their incredible live shows and for pushing the boundaries of live production, having created some of the most memorable stage shows in UK music history. They are the only band in the world to have had a huge mechanical elephant as part of the cast for their Circus Tour, not to mention a 70 foot man who rose out of the stage on the Progress Tour.  Walls of water, enormous holograms, circus performers, aerialists, a custom made flying machine and a huge ball of burning fire have all graced their stages and the Wonderland Live tour will be no less spectacular.

Take That’s Wonderland Live is the first time that fans will see the band perform brand new material from their forthcoming studio album Wonderland, due out in March, as well as their much-loved classics, performed in the round.

Take That are one of the UK’s most successful acts with an enviable career spanning three decades.  The band have sold over 7.6 million concert tickets in their lifetime, setting the record for the  fastest selling tour of all time in UK history when 1.34 million tickets were snapped up for their Progress Live tour in less than 24 hours. In the UK alone, they have achieved seven UK Number One albums, 15 number one singles, sold over 45 million records, won six Ivor Novellos, and eight BRIT Awards.  Internationally, they have scored an incredible 54 number one hits and 35 number one albums.  Their last album III, the first as a newly created three-piece, went straight to number one upon its release in 2014.