Thousands of fans arrive in Middlesbrough for Take That concert

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Thousands of music fans are making their way to Middlesbrough for Take That's Greatest Hits Live tour.

It's the first time The Riverside, home to Middlesbrough football club, has hosted a music concert.

The tour is to celebrate 30 years of the band making music.

80s popstar and Brit award winner Rick Astley is the support act who will warm up the Boro crowd before Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald take to the stage.

The boy-band turned man-band are down to 3 original members after Jason Orange announced he was leaving the music industry back in 2014.

Robbie Williams famously quit the band in 1995, devastating fans.

Credit: The Spice Girls

The concert isn't the only live music event taking place in the region this week.

On Thursday 6 June, the Stadium of Light in Sunderland will host the Spice Girls.

Well, almost. 'Ginger Spice', 'Sporty Spice', 'Baby Spice' and 'Scary Spice' have reunited for the 'Spice World' tour. 'Posh Spice' has opted to sit this one out.

It is the first time the girl-band have toured together since 2008.