Take That Live

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Take That Live
Tour by Take That
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Associated albumIII
Start date27 April 2015 (2015-04-27)
End date13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
Legs1
No. of shows52 (total)
Supporting act(s)Ella Henderson
Lawson
Nessi
Emin
Take That concert chronology

Take That Live (also known as the III Tour) was the ninth concert tour by British band Take That, in support of their seventh studio album III. The shows were announced on 8 November 2014.[1] The demand for the tour led to all dates selling out as soon as they went on sale, with some dates selling out in pre-sale alone.[2] Due to this demand, Take That announced extra dates to their tour.[3] On 26 January 2015, a European leg of the tour was announced.[4] It is their first concert tour since the Progress Live tour in 2011 and the first to feature the band as a trio following the departures of Jason Orange and Robbie Williams.

The tour has received critical acclaim with many saying it is the band's most visually spectacular show to date. The tour opened in Glasgow at The SSE Hydro. The Pollstar 2015 Mid-Year Top 100 Worldwide Tour list revealed the tour as the 6th highest grosser, with a total of $60.8 million from 42 shows, and a total of 558,156 in attendance.[5]

Opening acts[edit]

  • Ella Henderson (except on 15 and 16 May)
  • Lawson (on 15 and 16 May only)
  • Nessi (on 2 and 4 October only)
  • Emin (on 7 October, 8 October and 13 October only)

Set list[edit]

  1. "Opening (Interlude)"
  2. "I Like It"
  3. "Love Love"
  4. "Greatest Day"
  5. "Get Ready For It"
  6. "Hold Up a Light"
  7. "Patience"
  8. "Prelude"
  9. "The Garden"
  10. "Up All Night"
  11. "Said It All"
  12. "Could It Be Magic" (contains elements of "Barry Manilow version")
  13. "Let In The Sun"
  14. "Affirmation"
  15. "The Flood"
  16. "Flaws"
  17. "Relight My Fire" (contains elements of "Vertigo")
  18. "Back For Good"
  19. "Pray"
  20. "Portrait" (only on UK and Ireland dates)
  21. "These Days"
  22. "Rule the World"
Encore
  1. "Shine" (contains elements of "Mr Blue Sky")
  2. "Never Forget"

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
Europe[6][7]
27 April 2015 Glasgow Scotland The SSE Hydro 49,283 / 50,110 $5,285,250
28 April 2015
30 April 2015
1 May 2015
2 May 2015
4 May 2015 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
5 May 2015
8 May 2015 Dublin Ireland 3Arena
9 May 2015
11 May 2015 Birmingham England Genting Arena
12 May 2015
14 May 2015
15 May 2015
16 May 2015
18 May 2015 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
19 May 2015
21 May 2015 Manchester Manchester Arena 122,767 / 130,458 $13,253,100
22 May 2015
23 May 2015
25 May 2015
26 May 2015
28 May 2015
29 May 2015
30 May 2015
1 June 2015 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
2 June 2015
4 June 2015 London The O2 Arena 144,873 / 159,066 $15,955,600
5 June 2015
6 June 2015
8 June 2015
9 June 2015
11 June 2015
12 June 2015
13 June 2015
15 June 2015
18 June 2015 Manchester Manchester Arena [a] [a]
19 June 2015 London The O2 Arena
22 June 2015 Birmingham Genting Arena
23 June 2015
24 June 2015 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
26 June 2015 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
1 October 2015 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen
2 October 2015 Hamburg Germany Barclaycard Arena 9,156 / 11,452 $636,637
4 October 2015 Cologne Lanxess Arena
5 October 2015 Munich Olympiahalle
7 October 2015 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
8 October 2015 Berlin Germany Velodrom
9 October 2015 Vienna Austria Gasometer
11 October 2015 Stuttgart Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
12 October 2015 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion 4,895 / 13,000 $316,564
13 October 2015 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
Total 330,974 / 355,568

(93%)

$35,447,150
  1. ^ a b The score data is representative of the both shows at the Manchester Arena on 21–30 May and 18 June respectively.

DVD release[edit]

On 12 May 2015, it was revealed that The O2 Arena, London show on 19 June would be recorded and made into a concert film. A one-minute and nine second trailer for the film was released on the groups YouTube channel. The trailer consisted of footage from the tour at earlier dates mixed with behind the scenes footage of Progress Live. The group will release the recorded footage on DVD/Blu-ray at some point in 2015. This was confirmed by Barlow on Twitter. On 15 October 2015, it was announced that a DVD of the show will be released alongside an updated edition of III. Strangely no Blu-ray release has yet to be announced, despite some tracks being shown in HD on a BBC Television special about the tour.

Band[edit]

  • Musical Director, Keys, Guitar, Sax: Mike Stevens
  • Guitars: Ben Mark, Milton McDonald
  • Bass Guitar: Lee Pomeroy
  • Drums: Donavan Hepburn
  • Keyboards: Marcus Byrne, Bernie Smith

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Take That".
  2. ^ "Why Take That were the best band of 2014". Metro.
  3. ^ "Take That Add More Dates To 2015 Tour Due To High Demand – MTV UK". MTV UK.
  4. ^ http://takethat.com/2015/01/26/2015-european-tour-dates-announced
  5. ^ "Pollstar 2015 Mid-Year Top 100 Worldwide Tour" (PDF). Pollstar. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Current Boxscore". Billboard. 26 August 2015. Archived from the original on 26 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. 10 September 2015. Archived from the original on 10 September 2015.