Take That will now be playing in Dubai on Wednesday November 29, after it was announced that Thursday November 30 was to be a dry day.
From 5pm on Thursday November 30 until 6pm on Friday December 1, bars and restaurants throughout Dubai can only serve soft drinks – which means brunches will be cancelled or rescheduled – and nightclubs will not open.
The world-famous group will be playing at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, but now a day earlier than planned. The gig starts at 7pm on Wednesday November 29, and tickets are still available from Dhs350. All tickets for Thursday will be valid for Wednesday.
One of the most successful bands in UK chart history, Take That have had 12 number one singles in the UK, seven number one albums with 45 million record sales, eight million ticket sales worldwide for live shows, plus eight BRIT Awards including Best British Band and Best British Live Act.
The trio last played in the city two years ago, and they can’t wait to get back to the Dubai fans and sunshine.
“It was a really beautiful crowd last time we were here,” Howard Donald tells Time Out Dubai. “People were in the zone, singing along, enjoying it, just having a really great time. We’re looking forward to it.”
And we’re guaranteed to hear all those well-known songs next week.
“We always try and put all the hits in our shows,” adds Mark Owen. “Doing the set lists is really important as you want to try and play the songs people know and love.
“I think we’re quite good at it now though. We have around two hours on stage and we’re very fortunate as we’ve been around quite a while now so we have lots of songs to choose from. We’ll probably end up doing around 20 to 25 songs during that time.”
Known for their massive productions and wow-factor shows, Dubai can expect a slightly more paired down version when the act lands in the city, as the big productions “don’t travel so well”.
“It’s really more of a raw, live show,” says Owen. “It’s more of the band and less of us with elephants, robots and trapeze acts. We say back to basics but it’s still a challenging show.”
Don’t miss it – tickets are still on sale now.
Limited tickets are still available from Dhs350 (general access), with Golden Circle (Dhs650) grandstand seating (Dhs650) and VIP (Dhs995). 7pm-midnight. Wed Nov 29. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.800tickets.com