Hey, hey, y’all fans of pop and blue-eyed soul music, guess who’s coming back to hit the stage again after a few years? Guess, guess? The Irish pop vocal group Westlife. For all of you who know them, well done. For those who don’t, Westlife is an Irish pop vocal group, which was formed in 1998 in Dublin. They were originally signed by Simon Cowell in the UK, Clive Davis in the US and managed by Louis Walsh and Sonny Takhar.
They are coming back together in order to mark their 20th anniversary. The founding member though is not going to be part of. We’re talking about Brian McFadden who quit in 2004. The Twenty Tour begins in Belfast next May and is expected to end in Dublin on July 5. The official news that they will be back and play their first shows since 2012, it’s now official. However, earlier this month, Westlife’s return was teased.
Pre-sale of tickets will start on Tuesday, October 23 at 9 am. Meanwhile, tickets are on sale on Thursday, October 25. Nick Byrne revealed in an interview for the Sun:
We’ve got a five-year plan.
Singer and songwriter, Shane Filan added:
If it was just for the money, the option to tour and make a load of cash was always going to be there but we all sat down and agreed we just didn’t want to do that. We wanted to go and do new music, and honestly, the two people who could make it happen were Steve Mac and Ed Sheeran. We thought, If we can get them, we hear they might be interested, then this is the way to take Westlife on, the way Take That came back. They were nearly better the second time around than they were the first. And that’s where our ambition is.
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Below you can find the dates if interested:
Saturday 25 May: Belfast SSE Arena
Sunday 26 May: Belfast Thursdaya
Thursady 30 May: Manchester Arena
Friday 31 May: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Monday 3 June: Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Friday 7 June: Sheffield Fly DSA Arena
Monday 10 June: Leeds First Direct Arena
Thursday 13 June: London The O2
Tuesday 18 June: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Friday 21 June: Birmingham Arena
Tuesday 25 June: Liverpool Echo Arena
Friday 5th July: Dublin Croke Park