Ashton Gate teases the return of boy band sensations Take ThatPosted on: 21 Sep 2023
Bristol Twitter (or X following its recent rebranding) was abuzz last night with the news that Gary Barlow and co could be set to play a massive outdoor show in BS3 next year.
The rumour mill began swirling following a post from the official Ashton Gate Stadium account showing a photo of Take That’s logo projected onto the stadium’s exterior. This oblique hint comes after, earlier this year, stadium higher ups teased a ‘bumper concert season’ for summer 2024.
To keep up to date with Ashton Gate and future concert announcements, head to the stadium’s socials HERE.
It must be reiterated that nothing has been confirmed, however, it appears pretty likely that the biggest boy bands of the 90s will be in Bristol next year, returning to the South Bristol venue that they played back in 2019 in a concert that was their first in the city since 1992 when they were at the peak of their powers.
Take That dominated the charts for the first half of the 1990s, commercially proving the biggest British band since The Beatles. Led by the now household names of songwriter Gary Barlow and breakout pop sensation Robbie Williams with Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange also lending their singing and dancing skills.
Today’s Take That lineup looks very different to that of the chart ruling band of the past with Jason Orange - who retired from the entertainment industry in 2014 - and Robbie Williams - now a British pop legend in his own right - both leaving the band.
However, the group are still a musical force to be reckoned with, proving during their last Bristol outing in 2019 that they can still deliver hit after hit with dynamism and energy. 2024 could, once more, give Bristolian Thatters the chance to dance the night away to bangers including ‘Back For Good’, ‘Patience’, ‘Never Forget’, ‘Shine’ and many, many more.
Ashton Gate Stadium has become one of Bristol’s top concert venues in recent years, welcoming massive acts including Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, Rod Stewart, The Killers and Spice Girls. Follow the venue’s socials to keep abreast of all future announcements.
Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.