Take That was formed in Manchester in 1990. The original line-up consisted of five members: Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Jason Orange. Barlow acted as the group’s lead singer and main songwriter, with Owen and Williams providing backing vocals and Donald and Orange serving primarily as dancers.
The group had 28 top 40 singles and 17 top 5 singles in the United Kingdom, 12 of which have reached number one, as well as having seven number one albums. They have received eight Brit Awards, winning awards for Best British Group and Best British Live Act.
Robbie Williams left the band in 1995, while the four remaining members completed their world tour and released a final single before splitting up in 1996. After filming a 2005 documentary about the group and releasing a new greatest hits album, Take That without Williams officially announced a 2006 reunion tour around the UK. Their fourth studio album, Beautiful World, was released in 2006 and was followed up by The Circus, in 2008.
Williams rejoined Take That in 2010 for the band’s sixth studio album, Progress. Released on that year, it was the first album to feature Take That’s original line-up since their 1995 album, Nobody Else.
In 2014, the band recorded a seventh studio album, this time as a trio, without Williams and Orange. The album, titled III, was released in November 2014 and became the band’s seventh number one.
Their tour of 2019 will be a Greatest Hits tour and will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band. There will also be a Greatest Hits album, titled Odyssey, due to be released on 23 November 2018.
Lucca Summer Festival, held every year in Lucca during the month of July since 1998, is one of the most important music festivals in Italy. The concerts are usually held in one of the beautiful squares of Lucca, at the Porta Elisa soccer stadium or at the Pini stadium in Viareggio.