Mark Kelly, managing director of Ashton Gate said: “We said we wanted to be able to have a really major, credible act for our first concerts here at the ‘new’ Ashton Gate. Take That are one of the most successful British bands in UK chart history so we are really excited to have attracted them to the city.
“Playing here on the Tuesday after the final May Bank Holiday weekend we hope it will become a huge event for Bristol as a whole. We can hold around 30,000 fans for the concert so we think it could have a really positive impact on the city.”
Fans of the band will be able watch Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen perform at the home of Bristol City and Bristol Bears on Tuesday, May 28th2019, plus they will be joined by special guest Rick Astley.
Take That have also confirmed today the release of ‘Odyssey’ a 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 as the band released ‘Pray (Odyssey Version)’ earlier today to coincide with their UK Tour announcement.
‘Odyssey’ is yet another lense through which fans can enjoy the band’s most successful work that has helped them achieve six No.1 albums and sell over 45 million records across 30 years.
Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen are Take That in 2018 and continue the legacy of one of the biggest boybands of all time:
“The story is, if you think about it quite mad.” Said Howard. “We wanted to tell the tale of the band,” added Mark, “the history of what happened to us. If you only ever own one of them, this should be the definitive Take That record.”
“Some have been reworked, but without spoiling what people loved about them in the first place.” said Gary “You’ve got to be respectful, but at the same time, you’ve got to let the ambition of doing something new and refreshed come through as well.”
Hospitality tickets go on sale at 9.30am Friday 28thSeptember via Ashton Gate online at tickets.bristol-sport.co.uk or by phone: 0117 963 0600.
General admission tickets can ONLY be purchased via Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.co.uk