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Friday 17 November 2017

Take That just have too many songs

Take That just can't choose which hits to play on tour
Take That just can't choose which hits to play on tour

Take That have said they are struggling to narrow down their song choices for an upcoming tour because they have too many hits that fans expect to hear.

Now a three-piece of Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, the man band have been planning this year's tour but admitted they were having problems settling on a set list.

Mark said: "I suggested one giant medley, so we can do everything, but that didn't go down very well."

Howard explained: "We've nearly been together 25 years, so there are a lot of songs. And for every new song we play, there has to be something left out that fans might absolutely love, so we have to get that balance just right. We've got so many songs in our catalogue, so it's very difficult."

But Gary recognised that the problem was a welcome one for the group.

He said: "That's the thing that makes me proud. When we sit down and write down the songs we want to play - there are just so many now. We can't play for five hours, so we have to choose, and there are so many we want to get in.

"Touring is unquestionably the best thing we do. It's our audience in front of us, total creativity and expression on stage, no media in between us. It's the best part."

:: Take That's seventh album III is out now. Their song Get Ready For It features in Kingsman: The Secret Service, in cinemas now. Their tour begins on April 27 in Glasgow. For full dates, visit www.takethat.com.

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