Gary Barlow took on Dubai’s Media City Amphitheatre with a gig last October.
And the singer-songwriter is to return to the city one year later. This time he’ll have Mark Owen and Howard Donald in tow, making up the group Take That.
The trio will play the same venue on October 30 and it will be the first time they play Dubai as a band.
Pre-sale tickets went on sale Tuesday September 25 and are priced at Dhs350 for the regular entry, Dhs650 for the Golden Circle and Dhs1500 for VIP, which includes food and beverages. Doors tot he venue open at 6pm and the show starts at 9pm. If you don't take advantage of the pre-sale then general tickets are available at Virgin Megastores from Sunday August 30 at 10am.
And you'd better be fast as the concert is expected to sell out.
'In my 15 years of promoting shows here in the UAE I have rarely seen such a demand for concert tickets. With an unprecedented number of pre registered fans we expect the concert tickets to sell very fast.' said COO Done Events Thomas Ovesen. 'The demand for tickets from international and regional fans is exceptional and we expect a sell out crowd at Dubai Media City. Please ensure you only buy your tickets from an authorised ticketing outlet to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you when Take That finally take to the stage to perform their first and only Middle East concert.'
'We've always been very proud of our live shows and are very excited about performing in Dubai for the first time,’ they said in a statement about the UAE appearance. ‘Playing live is something we love the most about what we do and we're looking forward to putting on the most amazing show we can. We hope to see you there!'
Take That - who have won six Ivor Novellos plus eight Brit Awards - have been dubbed the Britain’s most successful live act ever. The Take That Live Tour saw them play 37 concerts in eight cities around the UK. All of them sold out including 11 nights at London's 02 Arena.
Dubai has been added off the back of a sell-out European tour. In the lead up to landing in the UAE, they’ll be playing Germany, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and The Netherlands.
Take That’s tours are known for having included the likes of holograms, aerialists, circus performers, robots, a wall of water, and a giant elephant.
They will certainly be a popular choice for gigs later in the year with expats in particular as the act – who have more than sold seven million concert tickets in their time - has been going since 1990.
With former members Robbie Williams and Jason Orange they first enjoyed success for six years, splitting after Robbie’s departure. Then they reunited in 2005 and in September 2014 Jason quit.
‘Despite Take That being one of the most successful bands of modern times with endless hits and amazing ticket sales records to their name it is only now we are able to, for the first AND only time here in the Middle East, present the guys live in concert’, Ovesen previously said. ‘So when on October 30 we open doors for this most requested, demanded and indeed anticipated Dubai show we expect it to be for another sold out Take That concert.’
Take That have had eight Number One albums, 15 Number One singles and have sold more than 30 million albums.