NEXT year it is Take That’s 30th anniversary and the trio are marking the milestone with an arena and stadium tour.

The singers are also bringing 80s Newton legend Rick Astley along for the ride.

It follows the news that Take That will be releasing another greatest hits package called Odyssey with 're-imagines' and rearranges 27 tracks spanning three decades.

The album will also feature a host of special guests as well as three new tracks.

Odyssey is peppered with soundbites from Take That's life, building a historical narrative around the songs - the story of five northern teenage lads, who went on to become one of the biggest boy bands of all time, before splitting up and reforming again nine years later with one of the biggest music comebacks ever seen.

In that time they have had six number one albums and have sold more than 45 million records.

Howard Donald said: “The story is, if you think about it, quite mad."

Mark Owen said: "We wanted to tell the tale of the band, the history of what happened to us. If you only ever own one of them, this should be the definitive Take That record." 

Gary Barlow added: "Some have been reworked, but without spoiling what people loved about them in the first place.

"You’ve got to be respectful, but at the same time, you’ve got to let the ambition of doing something new and refreshed come through as well."

Take That perform at Manchester Arena on April 22, 23, 25, 26 and 27.

Tickets are from £55 and go on sale at 9.30am on Friday, September 28.

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