SPEND hours at lunchtime today hitting refresh on a ticket website?

You were not the only one.

Take That’s new musical The Band went on sale at 12pm today, Monday, and within the first two hours the Box Office had taken £2 million making it the fastest selling theatre tour ever.

The musical, by Tim Firth and with the music of Take That, was launched on Sunday on stage at the Manchester Apollo where Take That first performed in 1992.

The UK Tour will begin at Manchester Opera House on September 8 and head to the Liverpool Empire from 23rd January to 3rd February 2018

THE BAND is a new musical about what it’s like to grow up with a boyband. 

A spokesman added: "For five 16 year-old friends in 1992, ‘the band’ is everything.  25 years on, we are reunited with the group of friends, now 40-something women, as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes."

The Band will be played by AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Yazdan Qafouri Isfahani, Curtis T Johns and Sario Watanabe-Soloman, who, as Five to Five, won BBC’s Let It Shine.