Take That smash DVD sales record in just one day
Take That' are celebrating today after the band’s recording of their latest Circus tour became the fastest-selling music DVD of all time in the UK
According to figures released by the official Charts Company Take That Present: The Circus Live sold 82,414 copies in 24 hours.
It meant the Manchester boyband turned ‘manband’ -Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Jason Orange- outstripped in just one day the previous week-long sales record for a musical title held by That’s What I Call A Music Quiz.
HMV's Gennaro Castaldo said: "This is a phenomenal performance for a non-studio release, and it underlines the band's massive popularity with fans of all ages."
Since reforming in 2006, Take That have gone from strength to strength, if anything becoming more popular in their mid-1990s heyday when Robbie Williams was still in the band before quitting in 1995.
At the time the Circus tour was released there were rumours that Robbie might join his former bandmatess on stage but they proved unfounded.
However recently Gary Barlow and Robbie have both spoken of their desire to get the old gang together again.
The 20 stadium date Circus Live tour which was seen by over one million fans became the fastest selling UK tour in history, with the original eight dates selling out in just five hours.
A 2-CD live album is set to be released the following week, containing the entire Circus tour on the first CD and an exclusive performance recorded at Abbey Road on the second disc.
The previous record sales for a concert tour was also held by Take That for with their Beautiful World Live DVD.
The tour began on 5 June 2009 in Sunderland and finished on 5 July 2009 at London's Wembley Stadium where Take That Present: The Circus Tour Live was filmed.
Songs from the band as well as from Elton John will feature on this weekend's X Factor.