Take That cancel plans for world tour after illness in Gary Barlow's family 2 years ago

Take That cancel plans for world tour after illness in Gary Barlow's family

Take That have cancelled plans for a world tour to celebrate their 30th anniversary due to an illness in Gary Barlow's family.

The boyband had been planning to tour all over the globe to mark the special anniversary. However, they will now stick to dates in Europe and the UK so that Gary can be close to home.

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The singer told The Mirror

“We had a big ambition next year to do a world tour, but I have actually got an illness in my family and it means I am not going to travel for the next two years extensively.

“So all the plans for South America and Australia that were coming off...

"I thank my two bandmates who have been so very understanding, but I just have to be at home – I cannot leave.

"I didn’t want people getting frustrated that we’re not getting out there. I’m a little stuck at the moment, so please be understanding.”

He added that he is currently throwing himself into his work as he is going to be taking a 12-month "sabbatical" soon, to focus on  projects other than music.

At present, their two sold-out Dublin dates on April 29 and 30 are unaffected. The stadium tour is expected to kick off next April