Gary Barlow wants Take That to downsize

Gary Barlow would love to see Take That perform to smaller crowds at London's Royal Albert Hall

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This article is from 2011.

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow wants Take That to play smaller venues.

The 40-year-old singer has performed two solo shows at London's Royal Albert Hall over the last two nights, and would love for his main band - who have only played stadiums and large arenas since reforming in 2005 - to play an intimate show at the 5,000 seat venue.

He said: "Take That have never played here. We need to change that. We've got to make it happen. It's a beautiful venue."

Gary - who is also a judge on UK TV show 'The X Factor' - "loved" taking to the stage for his first solo show in years and insists he wasn't nervous about going it alone.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "It's a bit of antidote to 'The X Factor'. This is what I actually do for a real job. I wasn't nervous one bit.

"I don't know what it was, I was just dying to get out and do a gig. I loved it.

"I did a show for my birthday earlier this year but other than that it's my first show in 11 years on my own. This has been the most intense year ever but I've loved it."

This article is from 2011.

Take That

The prototype boy band have re-lit their own fire and returned to cash in those nostalgia dollars, and have proved far more credible than any of us could have imagined. Now reduced to a three-piece as Jason Orange bows out but Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald soldier on.

Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich

Wed 14 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0870 444 1902

With All Saints.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fri 5 May

£59 / 0844 338 8000

Sat 6 May

£59 / 0844 338 8000

Thu 1 Jun

£59 / 0844 338 8000

…and 3 more dates until 4 Jun

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Wed 14 Jun

£59 / 0870 040 0004

Also on at:

Gary Barlow

Solo from Take That's songwriter-singer, promoting his new album, the cheesily titled Since I Saw You Last.

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1. HazelJ20 Jun 2012, 11:19pm Report

Australia will have smaller venues for you TT, so please get your bums down here. 17 years is too long.

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