Take That announce 30th anniversary 'Greatest Hits Live' tour and 'Odyssey' album

21 September 2018, 08:00 | Updated: 28 September 2018, 12:17

By Tom Eames

Today this could be... the greatest day of our week!

Take That have finally announced full details of their upcoming Greatest Hits Live 2019 tour.After months of speculation, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen confirmed that they will be heading out on tour in 2019 to celebrate their 30th anniversary.

Take That's 30th anniversary tour and album - all the details you need to know

The trio revealed that they will be touring the UK next summer as part of a world tour, and will be joined by support act Rick Astley.

Tickets will go on sale next Friday (September 28) at 9.30am.

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Take That tour
Picture: Polydor

The tour dates in full are:

2019

April

Monday 15: Sheffield FlyDSA Arena
Tuesday 16: Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Thursday 18: Glasgow, SSE Hydro
Friday 19: Glasgow, SSE Hydro
Saturday 20: Glasgow, SSE Hydro

Monday 22: Manchester Arena
Tuesday 23: Manchester Arena
Thursday 25: Manchester Arena
Friday 26: Manchester Arena
Saturday 27: Manchester Arena

Monday 29: Dublin 3Arena

May

Thursday 2: The O2, London

Friday 3: The O2, London
Saturday 4: The O2, London
Sunday 5: The O2, London
Tuesday 7: The O2, London
Wednesday 8: The O2, London

Sunday 12: Birmingham Arena
Monday 13: Birmingham Arena
Tuesday 14: Birmingham Arena
Friday 17: Birmingham Arena
Saturday 18: Birmingham Arena

Thursday 23: Milton Keynes Dons

Saturday 25: St Mary's Stadium, Southampton

Tuesday 28: Bristol City Ashton Gate Stadium

Thursday 30: Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich

June

Saturday 1: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough

Tuesday 4: John Smith Stadium, Huddersfield

Saturday 8: Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Meanwhile, Take That will also be bringing out a new Greatest Hits album titled Odyssey, which will contain both classics, re-recorded versions and three brand new songs.

A brand new version of their first number one 'Pray' has also been released today (September 21).

Odyssey will be released on November 23, and features 27 songs in total. The album will also feature special guests, with the full tracklisting to be revealed in the coming weeks.

The album will include soundbites from their life, to create a historical story around the songs. “The story is, if you think about it" said Howard, "quite mad."

Mark said: "We wanted to tell the tale of the band. The history of what happened to us. If you only ever own one of them, this should be the definitive Take That record."

Gary further explained: "Some have been reworked, but without spoiling what people loved about them in the first place. 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."