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Gary Barlow announces UK tour dates for 2018 and new book

Gary Barlow has announced a huge solo tour which will take place across the UK from April 2018.

Kicking off in Edinburgh on April 16, the 34-date tour will see Gary perform across the country, finishing off in Delamere Forest on June 9. Whilst Gary won’t be releasing a new album for this tour, we can expect to hear some of his much loved solo material and some of the greatest hits from his mammoth discography as part of Take That.

Gary Barlow 2018 Tour Dates

16 April – Playhouse, Edinburgh
17 April – Playhouse, Edinburgh
19 April – Concert Hall, Perth
20 April – Caird Hall, Dundee
21 April – BHGE Arena, Aberdeen
23 April – City Hall, Hull
24 April – City Hall, Hull
26 April – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
27 April – Opera House, Blackpool
28 April – Opera House, Blackpool
30 April – Empire, Sunderland

1 May – Empire, Sunderland
3 May – O2 Apollo, Manchester
4 May – O2 Apollo, Manchester
8 May – Waterfront, Belfast
10 May – BGE Theatre, Dublin
12 May – INEC, Kilarney
14 May – Brighton Centre, Brighton
15 May – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
17 May – Palladium, London
18 May – Palladium, London
21 May – Cymru Theatre, Llandudno
22 May – Cymru Theatre, Llandudno
24 May – Victoria Theatre, Halifax
25 May – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
26 May – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
28 May – Villa Marina, Isle of Man
29 May – Villa Marina, Isle of Man
31 May – Cliffs Pavillion, Southend

1 June – International Centre, Bournemouth
4 June – City Hall, Sheffield
5 June – City Hall, Sheffield
8 June – Thetford Forest
9 June – Delamere Forest

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday October 20 at 10am. However, fans can access a presale 48 hours in advance if they pre-order Gary’s new book from Amazon.

That’s right, Mr Barlow is releasing a brand new book! Titled A Better Me, the book follows Gary’s journey through the years, detailing his battles, successes and how he came to be in a better place when it comes to his physical and mental health.

Speaking about the book, Gary said: “This is the book I wish I’d had when I was at my lowest. The fundamental things I have learned about health and wellbeing along the way, has without doubt been the driving force in helping me to get to the best place in my life mentally and physically.”

A Better Me Synopsis

In his extraordinarily honest memoir A Better Me, Gary tells of his journey back to professional success and mental and physical health. From reforming Take That to critical and commercial acclaim and reigniting his own legendary songwriting career; to overcoming his weight problems and crippling obsession with food; to TV judging panel stardom on The X Factor and Let It Shine and at last finding balance in both his personal and professional life.

A Better Me is a remarkably frank memoir of Gary’s life as he battled with weight, stress, fitness and depression, and staged one of the most thrilling professional comebacks in years. In his warm, witty and authentic voice, he recounts his story with compelling insight, captivating honesty and a human side that people rarely see. Here is one of the UK’s most beloved pop stars open, honest and raw and as we’ve never seen him before.

Gary’s solo tour follows an incredible 2017 with Take That. Not only did they complete an enormous UK tour, and have shows in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Dubai planned for the end of the year, but they also launched their own musical. The Band features Take That’s music and follows the journey of a group of five 16-year-old friends in 1992 whose love for their favourite boyband is everything. 25 years later, they reunite in a quest to try and meet their pop heroes.

The musical has enjoyed phenomenal success so far, becoming the fastest selling theatre tour in history. In addition to being an executive producer alongside Howard Donald and Mark Owen, Gary was a also a judge on talent show Let It Shine at the beginning of the year. The show was responsible for finding and putting together ‘the band’ for the musical, with AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Yazdan Qafouri, Curtis T Johns and Sario Soloman, aka Five to Five, winning the roles.

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Written by Katrina Rees

I'm Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I'm an editor for CelebMix, a content writer, a boyband lover and an all round music fanatic.
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