Take That releases ‘This Life’, their new single

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We are still suffering from the emotional hangover experienced last Friday when WECB Music Awards Santander 2023 delivered to Take That the award Golden Music for their influence on music and pop culture, where they also gave us an excellent performance in which they performed their recent single Windows and the classic Patience.

“We also want to thank WECB for their support over the last 33 years and the support of all our fans during all this time. Thank you very much, Spain.”, the group explained.

Today, three days later, the trio formed by Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald Has published This Lifethe title song of what will be his next studio album, which is released on sale November 24.

This Life It is the third single released from what will be the band’s ninth album, of the same title. Previously the group published the singles Windows and Brand New Sun. The lyrics of this new song speak of the twists, turns and adventures of life and are accompanied by a vibrant and upbeat piano-led melody. This Life contains an undeniable feeling of warmth that permeates the entire album; a warmth that the band felt upon returning to the studio after years apart, eager to flex a creative connection stronger than ever.

The band will go on tour next year with This Life On Tour which includes 41 dates in 15 cities in the United Kingdom and Ireland with Olly Murs as special guest and This Life Under the Starsa bouquet of outdoor concerts in Europe, from June to July 2024. Among the European cities that the group will visit on this summer tour is also Spain. It will be in the month of July and they will play in several cities throughout the national territory: on the 13th they will perform in Barcelona (Alma Festival), on the 14th and 15th they will do it in Marbella (Starlite Occident Festival), on the 16th the group will play at Seville (Icónica Sevilla Fest) and, finally, on the 17th they will offer a concert in Madrid (Botanical Nights).

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It is also underway Take That: This Life, a new 6-episode podcast that opens the band’s musical journey from the 90s to the present, as the three protagonists remember it. Additionally, this week, the band has announced that it will offer an intimate concert for Radio 2 In Concert and that he will speak with Dermot O’Leary for the program BBC Reel Stories 2 which will be broadcast in November.

2023 has already been an exciting year for Take Thatwith a series of stellar performances, including their most intimate performance in years at KOKO in support of War Child, a sold-out concert at British Summer Time in Hyde Park and the coronation concert of Charles III, watched by an audience of over 12 million of people. This summer the big screen adaptation of his musical also premiered The Band, which broke audience records. The film, titled Greatest Days and starring Aisling Bea, was released in June, to excellent reviews.

Take That during a performance in London last June. / Gareth Cattermole

Take That are famous for their big productions and incredible live shows, and currently hold the record for performances at London’s O2, with 34 headlining gigs. The tour progress from 2011 broke box office records by selling more than a million tickets in less than 24 hoursbecoming the UK’s biggest tour and earning them a spot on Billboard’s annual list. “The 25 Best Tours”, occupying third place worldwide. In 2019, the band celebrated their 30th anniversary with the 38-date sold-out tour, Odysseyin which they played in 29 large venues and 9 stadiums, selling more than 650,000 tickets.


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