Take That's Gary Barlow has extended his solo tour by an extra day, after the initial tickets that went on sale today (19th Oct 2012) sold out in less than an hour. Barlow's solo tour is in aid of his continuous philanthropy and will raise money for, among others, The Prince's Trust and The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, which both support youth concerns.
Tweeting to his followers earlier today the X-Factor judge said "I've heard you're all buying lots of tickets ! I'm adding one extra date now ! Hammersmith Apollo 27th December" and showed appreciation to his fan's loyalty, saying "Thank you so much for showing your support for my live dates ! I promise you a night to remember !" For some reason, he added "We didn't know how strong the demand would be." ...A member of one of the biggest British boy-bands of all time, a judge on one of the most watched television shows on British television, an all round nice guy, and he didn't know how strong the demand would be? It seems we can add modesty and humility to his angelic virtues.
Barlow's shows coincide with the final weeks of the X-Factor, but are all midweek so as not to interrupt the live shows on ITV1. With this, alongside Barlow's reported ongoing feud with Louis Walsh, Gigwise couldn't help but consider the possibility that he'll be leaving the X-Factor at the end of this season. Gary is also set to begin working with the rest of Take That for their seventh album, which is set for release sometime next year.