It seems like every human being on the planet has had their say on the issue of Zayn Malik leaving One Direction (GAH NO WE CAN’T), and now it’s Take That‘s turn to give the remaining boys some advice.
The trio are clearly no strangers to losing a bandmate or two, and, speaking as their first tour as a three-piece kicked off in Glasgow, they’ve urged 1D to pick up the phone and call their Bradford-born ex-bandmate.
If they haven’t already which, let’s be honest, we’re very much assuming they have. Because BROMANCE.
Having a chinny chin chinwag with Magic FM, Mark Owen gave his take on it all having been in the same situation when Robbie Williams left back in 1995. WE FEEL OLD.
He said: “Do you know what, one thing that we never did when Rob left us the first time is we never… You get caught up in your world and you forget sometimes. Hopefully somebody’s phoned Zayn and made sure he’s alright, because it’s, you know it’s difficult.
“I hope they’re still in touch with each other even though on the outside there might be different things, hopefully they’re all in touch with each other and just checking in on each other.”
We repeat: One Direction are BROTHERS, and we just cannot imagine them not all talking and keeping in touch and everything.
Gary Barlow echoed Mark’s words, saying: “I think it’s sometimes easier for the band because you’re brothers, you know, you stand together, and it’s always hard for the one that leaves … [but] I’m sure he’s got good people around him.”
Well of course.
Howard Donald added: “I think what happened with us is we were going so fast and … we never even got round to discussing the whole thing about it. That’s what they need to do.”
He also gave the boys some advice, urging: “Don’t wait 10 years boys.”
The trio kicked off their tour in Glasgow last night, opening the show with a quite and subtle (ahem) number involving a man running inside a giant wheel, bicycles, watch sellers, acrobatic dancers and giant umbrellas.
The band run through some of their greatest hits as well as some incredible album songs, with ‘Greatest Day’ being a highlight, if only for the yellow and white confetti.
The show features an enormous amount of pyro, technical and just plain extravagant details, from the puppetry projects during the intro to ‘The Garden’ to ‘The Garden’ itself, with the band’s shadows projected onto drapes, which are eventually pulled back to reveal a fantasy underwater garden. WOWSERS.
There’s lasers during ‘Affirmation’, actual water during ‘The Flood’, stunning dance routines during ‘Flaws’ and doves during ‘Portrait’, which also sees the band riding a baby blue custom made tandem bike with a sidecar while suspended in the air.
BLOOMIN’ ‘ECK doesn’t even cover it.
*SPOILER ALERT*. We’ll pop the whole set list below, so if you don’t want to see then there’s your warning.
I Like It
Get Ready For It
Hold Up A Light
Up All Night
Said It All
Could It Be Magic
Let In The Sun
Relight My Fire
Back For Good
Rule The world
PHEW. Something tells us you’re in for one heck of a show if you’re going to Take That’s tour!
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