English pop group Take That is headed to Israel this fall, performing at Tel Aviv’s Menora Mivtachim Arena on November 27, nearly three weeks after fellow Brit Boy George and his Culture Club headline at the same venue.
Three of Take That’s original members, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, will perform the band’s greatest hits, as well as songs from their new studio album “Wonderland,” which came out in March.
The five-member UK boy band, originally modeled on the US pop group New Kids on the Block, was a huge hit in the early 1990s, singing and dancing its way to 28 Top 40 singles in the UK, and dozens of number one albums. Early hits included “It Only Takes a Minute,” “I Found Heaven,” and “A Million Love Songs,” as well as a cover of Barry Manilow’s “Could It Be Magic.”
The original lineup included a young Robbie Williams, who was just 16 when he joined the band. Williams left the band in 1995 because of his drug abuse, and the band split up soon after, reuniting in 2006 and achieving renewed success as a four-piece band in the UK and Europe.
Williams, who established a successful solo career, rejoined in 2010, and the last seven years have seen Take That reuniting and disbanding several times.
In 2016, it released “Wonderland” and announced tour dates celebrating the studio album, now including the November concert in Israel.