Blue want Take That style comeback

Boy band Blue hope their first album in ten years will be as successful as Take That's recent comeback


This article is from 2012.


Boy band Blue

Blue are hoping for a Take That style reunion.

The 'All Rise' hitmakers have been inspired by Gary Barlow's band to make their big comeback in 2013 and hope their first new album in ten years, 'Roulette', will surprise people with its more mature sound.

Speaking at the world premiere of 'Gambit' in London's Leicester Square last night (07.11.12), Simon Webbe exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "The old people are coming back now, that's what it's all about. Take That started it and we're all following!

"We want to let the music speak for itself because at the end of the day, no one was expecting Take That to come back with 'Patience', everyone was laughing saying, 'What, they're coming back? Whatever!', but when they heard the song it blew everyone away."

The singers aren't worried about the market being taken over by younger boy bands like One Direction and The Wanted, and insist there is no rivalry between them and there is a place for everyone in today's charts.

Antony Costa explained: "One Direction are fantastic at what they do - they've proven it, they're smashing America at the moment. Their fan base is probably different to our fan base, but hey, it's music - lets all enjoy ourselves and have no rivalries."

Simon added: "We remember being those kids, you've got to start somewhere. It's really nice, we get these guys coming up to us saying, 'We used to sing your songs, we sang your songs in auditions!', so it's a big circle and were just happy that were still here."

The band - also comprising Lee Ryan and Duncan James - have been working with Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez's producer RedOne over the last year and a half to record the album.

Anthony added: "It's been a long process, but it's been an enjoyable one as well."

This article is from 2012.

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

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Still cashing in on the success of The Big Reunion, the boy band hop off on tour to promote their latest album.


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