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Sophie Ellis-Bextor Will Bust Out 'Murder on the Dancefloor' When She Supports Take That's 2024 Down Under Tour

The boy band is the headline act, but 'Saltburn' fans will be heading along for everyone's favourite early-2000s pop hit.
By Sarah Ward
February 05, 2024
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By Sarah Ward
February 05, 2024
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It's been less than two years since Sophie Ellis-Bextor last played live Down Under; however, when she took to the stage at Summer Camp in Sydney and Melbourne in 2022, and Melt Festival in Brisbane as well, Saltburn hadn't happened. So when the British singer-songwriter performs in Australia and New Zealand in spring 2024, busting out 'Murder on the Dancefloor' is certain to be a whole new experience.

The 2001 single has always been an earworm, a delight and a floor filler, but echoing over an unforgettable scene in one of 2023's best movies has made everyone remember that they love it again. Indeed, expect it to be a highlight not just of Ellis-Bextor's set, but of the whole show that's actually a Take That tour with Ellis-Bextor burning the goddamn house right down in support.

Those houses: RAC Arena in Perth, Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney and Spark Arena in Auckland, all across late October to mid-November.

Take That and the talent that also helped make Spiller's 'Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)' so memorable are also playing A Day on the Green, with Ricki-Lee also on the bill. On those shows, they'll head to Peter Lehmann Wines in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, then Bimbadgen in New South Wales' Hunter Valley and finally Sirromet Wines in Mount Cotton in Queensland.

Still touring 34 years after first forming, but now a trio consisting of Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald — with fellow OG members Robbie Williams and Jason Orange no longer part of the group — boy band Take That are leading the trip Down Under fresh from releasing their latest album This Life in 2023.

Certain to include 90s hits 'Back for Good', 'Pray' and 'Relight My Fire', these gigs will be their first in the region since 2016.

Take That This Life Tour with Sophie Ellis-Bextor — Australia and New Zealand 2024 Dates:

Wednesday, October 30 — RAC Arena, Perth
Saturday, November 2 — A Day on the Green, Peter Lehmann Wines, Barossa Valley, with Ricki-Lee
Wednesday, November 6 — ​Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Thursday, November 7 — ​Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Saturday, November 9 — A Day on the Green, Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, with Ricki-Lee
Sunday, November 10 — A Day on the Green, Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, with Ricki-Lee
Thursday, November 14 — Spark Arena, Auckland

Take That and Sophie Ellis-Bextor are touring Australia and New Zealand in October and November 2024. Presales start at 3pm local time on Wednesday, February 7, with general sales from 1pm local time on Tuesday, February 13. Head to the tour and A Day on the Green websites for further details.

Top image of Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Laura Lewis.

Published on February 05, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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