Take That get 'tour depression' when they're not on the road

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 February 2019
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Gary Barlow has admitted Take That suffer from "tour depression" when they get back from a stint on the road

Take That suffer from "tour depression" when they get back from being on the road.

The trio – made up of Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald – are preparing for an upcoming series of concerts and they love the fact they have no "responsibilities" other than performing, with their every need catered for.

Gary told OK! magazine: "Part of the reason we're going on tour is because we feel like we're 19 again. All the responsibilities disappear.

"We have chefs and we get really looked after – it's like being in the best mobile hotel. We all have tour depression afterwards that lasts for days.

"[We message each other], 'Ain't it horrible here? Let's get back on the road.' Having toured as long as we have, we've picked all the best people. They stay with us, they're our mates."

The 48-year-old singer – who has children Daniel, 18, Emily, 16, and Daisy, 10, with wife Dawn – wishes he had "enjoyed" the band's early success more instead of worrying so much about what the future held.

He admitted: "I'm not big on regrets. But I wish I'd enjoyed it more. I try and appreciate what's going on every day now because it's insane to do this, to be who I am – how dare anyone not enjoy it?

"I used to worry a lot as it was new and I thought it wouldn't last forever. Now I think, why did I worry so much?"

Even after so many years in the spotlight, Gary is still very ambitious and he is "grateful" as he thinks his drive helps the band maintain a fan base.

He said: "I'm still ambitious. I always feel motivated and I'm grateful for that. It keeps our audience interested in what we're doing. We've got a big army of fans and they stick with us."

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