Legendary pop band Take That are to perform at The Riverside Stadium in June 2019 as part of their 30th Anniversary tour.
Take That, who’s plethora of hits include Shine and Rule the World will perform in 12 venues across the UK next year, reliving their greatest hits. Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen will visit Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium on Saturday 1st June 2019.
The music idols attract huge crowds to their concerts so this event is likely to be sold out very quickly. Securing one of the most-beloved pop groups in the UK to perform in Teesside is undeniably a massive achievement and a huge leap forward in putting Teesside on the map.
Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, was thrilled with the confirmation.
Guess what? @TakeThat are coming to the @Boro in June 2019! The Riverside’s first major music event. Thousands will flow into the town, spend money, buy local, and help put our area on the map. Let this be the first of many! 💪🏻👏🏻🥂 pic.twitter.com/afAEHYPITw
— Ben Houchen (@BenHouchen) 21 September 2018
In an interview with Teesside Live, Ben Houchen and Lee Fryett (Head of Commercial for Middlesbrough FC) discussed the upcoming event on the grounds of the Riverside Stadium and suggested other big named music and comedy stars could be encouraged to consider Teesside as part of their UK tours.
Mr Houchen proudly said:
Like a lot of the other things we do, this starts to put us on the map.
For years and years we’ve always looked up to Newcastle and Sunderland who’ve hosted these big music events, but now is our time.”
The announcement comes amid efforts for Middlesbrough FC to bring the Rugby League World Cup to Teesside in 2021, including using the Riverside Stadium as a venue.