X Factor 2013: Gary Barlow & Take That heading to Glastonbury? Mark Owen drops hints!

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Take That have been very quiet since their Progress Live tour last year but it sounds like the band could soon be taking to the stage once more.

Mark Owen has revealed that he would love to headline Glastonbury next year and he admitted that he plans to raise the idea with his bandmates Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and maybe even Robbie Williams at their next meeting.

Marky always saw himself as a bit more grungy than the rest of his pals and he told The Sun that he would love to be able to perform at Worthy Farm at some point. He’s been to the festival to watch other acts on many occasions and now he wants to get up there and strut his stuff.

He said: “I love Glastonbury. I would go there, definitely. We’re all meeting up in a few weeks, so we’ll see.”

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Mark won’t be doing anything Take That related over this summer though, as he wants to focus all his efforts into his own solo album.

Gary Barlow has enjoyed great success over the last twelve months with his solo career, selling out his first UK tour and playing at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations last year.

Robbie has also charted well with his latest album and single, with he and Gary’s tune ‘Candy’ ruling the UK singles chart at the end of 2012.

Mark teased his new album saying:

“It’s called The Art Of Doing Nothing.

“It’s like a project. The name came because when anybody asks me what I’m up to I say, ‘nothing’, so now I’m calling it The Art Of Doing Nothing.”

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Owen enjoyed moderate success with his solo career after Take That’s split in the 90s. He reached number three in the charts with his debut single, “Child”. His second single, “Clementine”, also went to number three. However things started to go downhill in 1997 when his album Green Man was released, charting at a number 33. After another single, “I Am What I Am”, charted at number 29, Owen was dropped by BMG Records in late 1997.

In August 2003, after winning Celebrity Big Brother, Owen gave music another shot and returned to the charts with the Top 5 hit, “Four Minute Warning”. His second album, In Your Own Time, was released in November 2003, entering the charts at number 59. After a second single, “Alone Without You”, charted at number 26, Owen was dropped by Island/Universal Records.

Here’s hoping he does better this time around.

Tke That film video for 'The Flood'

Tke That film video for ‘The Flood’

Take That will be making their return this year one way or another though and Barlow told the Daily Mirror a few months ago:

“I have got a lot of Take That stuff next year and then, hopefully, a tour the year after. A new studio album feels right for us, it has always been in our minds.

“The band cycles are obvious, everyone wanted a year off this year and now everybody can’t wait to get back into the studio in February and that is what we are going to do. So, hopefully, an album for Christmas and a tour the following year.

“Mark’s solo album is out next year. I was talking to him about it earlier today and he’s very excited about it.

“Then at the end of 2013, there’ll be a Take That album. We’re far from over.”

We. Literally. Cannot. Wait! Watch the lads performing last year and leave your comments below…..

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!

1 Comment

  1. chaz on March 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    me too i want gary to go solo because he’s great on his own and i want a take that album but the wait is killing me, come on Take That, Gary hurry up.

    PS can’t wait to see you at the X Factor this year third time lucky winning eh Gary.

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