“We’re so excited to be back together and that BST Hyde Park will be the first stage we perform on in almost four years,” the group said in a statement. “We have incredible memories of playing there in 2016, and we can’t wait to see everyone in July.”
Tickets for the Take That gig will go on general sale at 10am on November 3, and you’ll be able to buy them here.
“It’s funny that, isn’t it?” frontman Matty Healy said when asked about the band’s choice of cover. “I’d have loved to have done something like what you’d normally do… like a Taylor Swift [song] or a Harry Styles or a Ariana Grande or someone like that – someone who’s really happening right now.
“But I think the only song that I’d heard in ages where I thought, ‘You know what? If Donny Hathaway had said that, or Al Green had said that…’. I’d be like, ‘Woah – that’s really legit.
“Not to shade Gary Barlow; I love Gary Barlow as a songwriter. But that song’s like my life – that’s all I do, is write love songs and I’m still here like the rest of us… still trying to figure it out.”