Take That struggle with set lists

Take That find putting together their set list one of the most difficult parts of arranging their shows

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This article is from 2015.

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Take That find compiling set lists "difficult".

The 'These Days' trio - Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald - have begun preparing for their forthcoming tour, which begins in April, and admit the hardest part of planning their gigs is deciding which songs to perform from their extensive back catalogue.

Howard said: "We've had the tour meeting the other day which is probably our first day back at work this year. We're going over stage design, finalising bits and using some ideas that came about during the writing process from the album and for the way we imagined ourselves performing certain songs live. Then we're looking at set lists which is one of the most difficult things to do."

The group admit their backstage rider has grown much more healthy in recent years - but they still have a "naughty tray" boasting a selection of their favourite chocolate bars.

Speaking to Magic Radio's Jo Parkerson, Gary said: "It's gone from Mars bars to nuts, water to juices and juice machines."

Mark added: "Just loads of kale, loads of dust ... No we still have a little naughty tray that might have some chocolate if we want to have a little boost before we go on.

"I used to love it though. Howard on the last tour used to always fill his dressing gown with little snacks in our breaks that we had."

Listen to the full interview on 24th January from 3pm on Magic Radio across the UK on DAB radio. Head to www.magic.co.uk for more.

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.

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