Gary Barlow will be bringing his solo tour to Sheffield City Hall, according to one of his best friends Eliot Kennedy, who is also a singer-songwriting partner for Barlow. Speaking to The Star Kennedy said “Gaz has played Sheffield City Hall as a solo artist and he remembers how lovely that room is.” The hall boasts a capacity of just 2000, which, while being ample for most gigs, is no where near the standard limit for Barlow's shows. He's used to playing sold out arenas of 10,000 fans or more!
“I can tell you, it feels like a living room when you’ve got it full. It’s so intimate. I think that’s what he’s missed from the Take That gigs.” Kennedy, who co-wrote Take That's Everything Changes and Barlow's own 'Sing' for the Jubilee, said about the Sheffield venue. Of Gary, he said; “He’s a musician. He wants to go out and play, sing and have a laugh. There’s talk of me getting on stage with him. We’ll see. I’ll be there of course.”
Barlow's solo tour will be a huge celebration of all that he's achieved in his 20 year career, including “over 50 million record sales, eight number one albums and 14 chart-topping singles” (The Star). The tour will span the country and his performances and song choices will span the length of his career, both with Take That and his solo work. The show at Sheffield City Hall is on November 28th with numerous other shows at Bournemouth’s, Plymouth, Edinburgh, Nottingham, London, Sheffield, Manchester, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Oxford, Liverpool, Blackpool, Cardiff, Dublin and ending the entire thing in Belfast. Tickets go on sale this Friday (19thOct 2012) at 10am.