Gary Barlow and his fellow bandmates Mark Owen and Howard Donald have taken fans backstage on their Take That tour. The trio starred in a new video, where they spoke about their love of touring and their pre-show rituals. But it was Gary's striking new look that proved the hot topic of conversation. Speaking to Lorraine's Ross King, the 46-year-old revealed his decision to go back to his platinum blond roots.
"Something has changed," said Ross, poking fun at Gary's new 'do. "Well you know what, I thought it's departing so quickly, I thought for the last time I'm going blond," said Gary. "And the nineties are back apparently, which means we're back in fashion… just for this year only." The band were asked about being back on the road, and whether there were any songs they don't like performing. "No, none. None at all," said Gary. "I love performing. I love it. There definitely isn't [a song I don't want to sing]. This stage makes every song feel brand new. We're doing it in a scenario we've never really done before."
Take That are touring their new album Wonderland
Howard, who recently welcomed his fourth child in February, added: "We want to keep touring because we love it so much. You're pretty much pampered you know, it's amazing, we're just very, very lucky." The band are celebrating their 25th anniversary next year, and in the meantime, the trio are touring their latest album Wonderland. Gary has previously admitted that his new blond look was prompted by the fact that the band are due for an "image change".
"Vinyl's back and I thought, 'You know what? I'm taking it back to '92,'" Gary told The Sun. "It was '92 since I was blond and I thought, 'It's Wonderland. I can't just walk on-stage with me old hairdo, so I've gone blond for this tour." While fans are loving Gary's bleach bottle look, he admitted that his wife Dawn thinks otherwise. "I did say to her, 'Do you really like my hair?' and she said, 'It's not the hair I've got the problem with, it's your mid-life crisis,'" said Gary. "And I was like, 'Thanks very much!'"