- September 27, 2023
- Posted by: SportsV
- Categories: Event News, Home News, Industry News, News, Press Releases
Co-op Live, set to be the UK’s largest live entertainment arena, has announced that Manchester’s very own Take That will be returning to the city to perform in the music-first arena across four nights during the venue’s opening season on May 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th 2024. The trio will be joined on tour by Olly Murs.
Gary Roden, Executive Director and General Manager, Co-op Live, who has overseen the development of the arena, said:
We are thrilled to announce that Take That will be coming home to Manchester for a multi-night run at Co-op Live during the arena’s opening season, and joined by none other than Olly Murs.
Co-op Live was built with the purpose of creating a home for unparalleled music experiences in the Northwest, and there is no better way to achieve that goal than having Take That return to their hometown.
The city where the pop band were formed, will see the group welcome more than 80,000 fans to Co-op Live as Mancunian bandmates Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen deliver an unforgettable performance.
Gary Roden, Executive Director and General Manager, Co-op Live, is a Keynote Speaker at the 2023 ALSD International 2023 Conference & Exhibition taking place in Manchester, October 8-10.
Co-op members will gain first-in-line access to tickets through a designated presale from 09:30AM, 27 September 2023. General sale tickets will be available through Co-op Live from 09:30AM, 29 September 2023.
Co-op Live’s opening season will continue to be announced over the coming weeks.
One of the UK’s most successful bands, Take That, have announced their return with a huge stadium and arena live tour for 2024 alongside news of their ninth studio album This Life, set for release 24th November. To celebrate the news further, Take That have also unleashed their brand-new single Windows which is out NOW!
Co-op Live is a headline sponsor for ALSD International 2023, with a high-level delegation from Oak View Group to be in attendance. Optimising revenue through New Builds, Renovations & Service Expansions is the key focus of this industry-leading event, at which Co-op Live’s Becci Thomson and Sara Tomkins are some of the 80+ speakers.
This Life On Tour will see the trio – Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald – play 29 dates across 15 cities around the UK and Ireland. They will be joined on the tour by very special guest, Olly Murs. For a full list of tour dates, please see below.
Take That are renowned for their huge productions and incredible live shows, and currently hold the record for the most performances at London’s The O2 with 34 headline shows. 2011’s Progress tour broke box office records by selling over 1 million tickets in less than 24 hours, becoming the biggest tour in the UK and earning them a place on Billboard’s annual ‘Top 25 Tours’ list, placing third worldwide.
In 2019, the band celebrated their 30th anniversary with the 38 date sell-out Odyssey tour which saw them play to 29 arenas and 9 stadiums, selling over 650,000 tickets.
Take That commented:
It’s been a wonderful experience being back in the studio together making this record. It has that feeling of spreading your wings, letting out the old and bringing in the new. We’re incredibly proud of the new album – there’s a sense of togetherness, whether that’s us coming back together as a band or people wanting connection in their own lives. We’re excited for this new chapter!
Throughout the writing and recording process, the band honed this new sound in some of music’s most hallowed halls, including New York’s Electric Lady Studios and Nashville’s Historic RCA Studio A which between them have hosted David Bowie, Dolly Parton, The Beach Boys, Adele, Taylor Swift, Maggie Rogers and more.
Those who pre-order new album This Life from the official store here before 10:00 on 26th September will receive a special code to access pre-sale tickets from Wednesday 27th September at 9.30am. Tickets will go on general Friday 29th September at 9.30am from here.
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ALSD International 2023 will feature venue tours complimented by a high-level conference, exhibition and networking events. This year’s edition will also include the inaugural Tech Symposium and a Fan Experience breakout being delivered by IIFX.
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