Radio entertainment and showbiz

Take That to perform intimate gig for Radio 2 In-Concert

Jo Whiley appeared on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show this morning to announce that Take That will perform an intimate gig for an audience of BBC Radio 2 listeners.

The concert will be recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, London and will be aired on Radio 2 and BBC Sounds on Thursday 23 November.

The band will also be speaking in depth to Dermot O’Leary for BBC Two’s Reel Stories, which will be broadcast later.

Take That says: “We can’t wait for Radio 2 In Concert. It’s such an honour to be asked to play such a prestigious show. At the heart of things, it’s a special and intimate show, but to also know how many fans will be tuning in from home – it takes the experience to another level.

“We are so excited to play songs from our new album live for the first time ever and of course revisit old favourites from the past. And the cherry on top is getting to see the wonderful Jo Whiley. We love watching Reel Stories and of course couldn’t say no to our old friend Dermot.

“Reliving the last 30 years we’ve spent together really was a journey. A lot of laughs, remembering times we thought we’d forgotten, possibly purposefully! It never ceases to humble us how fortunate we are to have had such an accomplished career as a band.”

Jo Whiley, host of Radio 2 In Concert, says: “Take That’s Gary, Howard and Mark are quite simply national treasures. Their music is the soundtrack to so many of our lives and their live performances never disappoint, so I can’t wait to see them perform in this exclusive Radio 2 concert.”

Jeff Smith, Head of Music for Radio 2 adds: “It’s Radio 2’s mission to bring live and exclusive music sessions from the world’s most loved artists to our audience, so I’m thrilled that Take That will be delighting us with new material and some of their much-loved hits which we’ll, of course, be singing along to in the fabulous surroundings of the Radio Theatre. You can hear on Radio 2 and BBC Sounds and soon after on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.”

Tickets will be allocated via ballot Registration is open now, and closes at 9pm on Monday 6 November.

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