Take That have confirmed they will be touring again next year and releasing a new Greatest Hits album “with a twist” – but as a three-piece, with no Robbie Williams or Jason Orange joining them.
Still, the remaining members, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, confirmed on Hits Radio this weekend that there would be big celebrations for the band’s 30th anniversary in 2019.
Gary said: “We have a Greatest Hits coming out, we have a few new songs and next year we’re doing a Greatest Hits tour.”
Mark said: “It’s thirty years this year! We’re making a record, we’re always celebrating, we’ve been celebrating for thirty years!”
He added: “Somewhere in the performance we’re going to have to throw in a little floss!”
The band also announced on their Twitter account: “There are some exciting announcements coming from TTIII soon. We’ve an extremely important release coming this Winter in the form of a Greatest Hits with a twist. Then in 2019 we will turn our recordings into a live show featuring all the hits from the last 3 decades. #TTIII”
Recently, a red-faced Gary Barlow has apologised for his part in an “epic blunder” at his gig held at one of the most environmentally friendly venues in the country.
The 47-year-old Take That star performed in front of a sell-out crowd at the Eden Project in Cornwall, which prides itself on protecting the environment and teaching others about how to avoid waste and save the planet.
So not everyone there was thrilled when Gary used enormous amounts of plastic confetti to shower his 6,500 fans while belting out some of his biggest hits there on June 6.
Now the singer has said sorry for using confetti cannon – and promised to scrap them for the rest of his outdoor gigs.
After the Mirror’s story, Gary tweeted: “Apologies to edenproject for firing our confetti cannons. I hope this doesn’t mean we won’t be asked back?
“We’ve cancelled all ticker tape at outdoor shows because the reality is, beyond the effect it just turns into litter.”