2019 marks Take That’s 30th Anniversary. To celebrate their milestone, the band have announced a massive UK & Ireland arena and stadium tour performing all their much loved greatest hits live. The tour will see Take That play shows in many towns and cities that they have never played before plus they will be joined by special guest Rick Astley.
Take That have also confirmed the release of ‘Odyssey’ a re-imagined greatest hits album that takes the listener on a journey through the incredible musical history of one of the UK’s most successful bands of all time.
Ahead of the Album release, fans will get a taster of what’s to come when the band release ‘Pray(Odyssey Version)’ on 21st September to coincide with their UK & Ireland Tour announcement.
The ‘Odyssey’ album – produced by Stuart Price – kicks off celebrations on 23rd November and features 27 tracks spanning three decades of the band’s history from their 1992 debut ‘Take that and Party’, right up to the present day. The album will also feature a host of special guests as well as three brand new tracks, set to continue what is easily one of the greatest British pop stories ever told. The full track listing will be revealed at a later date.
‘Odyssey’ is both a celebration of Take That’s past and present, an emotional journey through all their incarnations. The album is peppered with soundbites from their life, building a historical narrative around the songs – the story of five Northern teenage lads, who went on to become one of the biggest boy bands of all time, before splitting up and reforming again nine years later with one of the most sensational music comebacks ever seen. “The story is, if you think about it’ said Howard, ‘quite mad.’ ‘We wanted to tell the tale of the band,’ said Mark, ‘the history of what happened to us. If you only ever own one of them, this should be the definitive Take That record.’