Take That has played a concert in Israel for the first time, with members of the British band touring the country and sampling Israeli cuisine.
Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, the band's current line-up, were mobbed by excited fans at the arrivals gate of Ben Gurion airport over the weekend.
The band, who are touring to promote their latest album, “Wonderland”, performed in front of an 8,000 strong crowd at Tel Aviv’s Menora Mivtachim Arena, and included a mixture of their greatest hits and some songs from the new album.
They also made an effort to interact with their Israeli fans, trying out their Hebrew on stage at various points in the evening.
“Ani Mark, Ani Gary, Ani Howard, Anachnu Take That. Did we say that right?” they asked, to a rapturous reception from the crowd.
Mark Owen visited Jerusalem, posting a picture on Instagram of him overlooking the Kotel plaza and writing a message to his fellow Take That member: “Gaz are you here somewhere?”
Gary Barlow, the band’s frontman, tweeted a picture of the crowd, saying “First ever gig in Israel! What a night.”
On stage, he told the appreciative fans that “we came here eventually and I promise we will be back.”