Tuesday 21 November 2017

Take That to stage big show at Manchester football stadium after postponing concerts

Gary Barlow has also shared a tweet saying that they are “stronger than ever” following the attack.

By Lucy Mapstone

Take That are combining their three postponed Manchester concerts into one big event in June.

The pop group were due to perform at the Manchester Arena this week as part of their Wonderland Tour but they pulled the gigs following the atrocity that saw a suicide bomber kill 22 people and injure dozens more after Ariana Grande’s concert at the venue on Monday night.

They will now take to the stage at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on June 18.

A statement posted on Take That’s website said: “Following the tragic events at Manchester Arena on Monday 22nd May, Take That have announced that their three postponed shows for this week will now be played as one show at Etihad Stadium on Sunday 18th June.

“This concert has been organised with a very short turnaround thanks to the incredible support and professionalism of Manchester City Football Club, Manchester City Council, the emergency services and the staff and box offices of Manchester Arena and their ticket agents.

“All existing ticket holders will be contacted by their ticket agent over the next few days by email and given the choice to either exchange their ticket for Sunday 18 June or receive a full refund. Refunds are available until Thursday 1st June.”

The concert will act as the final night of their Wonderland Tour.

Take That also postponed their Tuesday gig in Liverpool until Friday.

Hours ahead of the gig at the Liverpool Echo Arena, the band’s Gary Barlow wrote on Twitter: “Liverpool, tonight we come together, stronger than ever.”

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