Westlife announce Croke Park show

Posted on 04 November 2011
Shane, Mark, Nicky and Kian today announced their final show of 'The Farewell Tour'.
The show which is set to take place at Ireland's Croke Park on Saturday 23rd June will be a massive celebration of all of Westlife's greatest hits from their career which spans over 14 years!

The show also includes support from very special guests The Wanted!

General sale tickets go on Sale on Friday 11th November at 8:00AM and will be available from Ticketmaster Ireland here or by calling the official ticket hotline on 0818 719 300 (ROI) and 0844 847 24 55 (Northern Ireland)

A special fan ticket pre sale begins here on westlife.com this coming Wednesday (9th November) at 9AM. You can also pre-order your copy of Westlife 'Greatest Hits' there too!

www.ticketmaster.ie

Credits: westlife.com


WESTLIFE: NO COMEBACK FOR BOYBAND

Posted on 04 November 2011
By Kim Dawson with James Cabooter

WESTLIFE yesterday spoke for the first time about their decision to split after 14 years in pop.

The lads Mark Feehily, 31, Shane Filan, 32, Nicky Byrne, 33, and Kian Egan, 31 helped me mop up my tears as they vowed: "A reunion is not going to happen."

Nicky confirmed: "It's not a publicity stunt.

"There was more money on the table from Sony Records as part of a re-negotiation but it feels right to see what else is out there."

It's clear from spending time with the guys there's no secret agenda, they simply feel they've done all they can as a group.

Managed by X Factor judge Louis Walsh, 59, Westlife's achievements are immense, including 14 No 1 hits, seven No 1 albums and 10 sell-out tours.

Mark revealed: "Louis said to us: 'Whatever is wrong we'll fix it,' but there's nothing to fix. It's a natural thing to happen. We couldn't go on releasing albums until we died."


Kim Sheds a tear with the boys
Kim Sheds a tear with the boys


Westlife's final single Lighthouse drops on November 13 and is followed by their Greatest Hits a week later.

They tour the UK and Ireland for the last time next May.

Shane explained: "The tour will be the end of Westlife. We're hoping to do one last extravagant show and it's going to be horrendous when we come off stage, the worst day."

Nicky agreed: "Other bands who have breaks know they might come back. We're saying we're not."

Kian is the only member of the group with confirmed plans, as a judge on Ireland's The Voice.

Shane mused: "I'd like to keep singing but we have no record deals."

With The Wanted, JLS and One Direction flying the boyband flag, who do Westlife think can succeed them?

Kian said: "I don't see any of them lasting as long as we have."

Mark agreed: "Four or five years max for a boyband is normal.

"We lasted as we all get along. We're quite freakish like that."

Freaks, nah, fantastic, yes.

Credits: DailyStar.co.uk


Tourdates "Farewell Tour 2012"

Posted on 04 November 2011
Tourdates so far of the "Farewell Tour 2012":

** = new date

May
14 UK: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
15 UK: Liverpool, Liverpool Echo Arena
17 UK: Cardiff, Moterpoint Arena
18 UK: Cardiff, Moterpoint Arena
19 UK: Sheffield, Moterpoint Arena
20 UK: Birmingham, LG Arena Birmingham
22 UK: Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
23 UK: London, The O2
24 UK: London, The O2
26 UK: Manchester, MEN Arena
27 UK: Glasgow, SECC

June
07 UK: London, The O2
08 UK: Birmingham, LG Arena Birmingham
09 UK: Manchester, MEN Arena
11 UK: Cardiff, Moterpoint Arena
12 UK: Sheffield, Moterpoint Arena
13 UK: Liverpool, Liverpool Echo Arena
15 UK: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
16 UK: Glasgow, SECC
17 UK: Glasgow, SECC
23 Ireland: Dublin, Croke Park **

Tickets onsale at Ticketmaster.co.uk.

Credits: westlife.com // ticketmaster.co.uk


Statement From Westlife

Posted on 04 November 2011
We wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone for their kind words and support since making our announcement. Our fans continue to be the best support system we could ever hope for and we thank each and every one of you.

The support we have felt over the last couple of days gives us all strength as we look forward to our new individual paths in life and we all feel excited about the next chapters that we are embarking on. We know it doesn't make for a good story but regardless of what you might read in the papers this was wholeheartedly a united decision. Obviously there is already a huge amount of speculation as to what exactly is next for us all, but until you hear it from us it remains just that; speculation.

We are planning a fan Q A and some interviews in the coming weeks so that we can speak directly to you all and so that you can hear our plans, straight from us. Until then, we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts - we really do have the best fans in the world.

Credits: westlife.com


After 14 Years...

Posted on 04 November 2011
Announcement made on Wednesday 19th October

After 14 years, 26 top ten hits including 14 number one singles, 11 top 5 albums, 7 of which hit the top spot and have collectively sold over 44 million copies around the world, 10 sell out tours and countless memories that we will forever cherish, we today announce our plan to go our separate ways after a greatest hits collection this Christmas and a farewell tour next year. The decision is entirely amicable and after spending all of our adult life together so far, we want to have a well-earned break and look at new ventures. We see the greatest hits collection and the farewell tour as the perfect way to celebrate our incredible career along with our fans. We are really looking forward to getting out on the tour and seeing our fans one last time.

Over the years Westlife has become so much more to us than just a band. Westlife are a family. We would like to thank our fans who have been with us on this amazing journey and are part of our family too. We never imagined when we started out in 1998 that 14 years later we would still be recording, touring and having hits together. It has been a dream come true for all of us.

Kian, Mark, Nicky and Shane

Credits: westlife.com


Kick off Gravity Tour 2011

Posted on 07 March 2011
Tonight is the kick off of the Gravity Tour 2011! smile
I guess we're all very excited and curious about it... But as loads of people, including myself, don't wanna know anything until they've been to any of the shows themselves, I won't post any spoilers here, and otherwise it will be announced.

Everyone who's going to any of the show, have a great time and enjoy them! smile


Westlife Gravity Tour 2011

Posted on 19 February 2011
The brand new Westlife Gravity Tour is starting next month and to celebrate Westlife are going to be giving away tickets to selected shows throughout March!

We can now announce that the next tickets up for grabs are for the London O2 shows on the 11th/12th of March!

For your chance to win enter HERE.

You can still check out the whole Tour schedule and buy tickets here:
www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

Good luck!
Westlife HQ

Credits: westlife.com


Westlife Gravity Tour 2011

Posted on 19 February 2011
The brand new Westlife Gravity Tour is about to get underway in just under a month and to celebrate Westlife are going to be giving away tickets to selected shows in March!

We can also announce that the first pair of tickets up for grabs are for the opening show in Cardiff on the 7th of March giving you the chance to be one of the very first people to see the boys touring material from their new album!

For your chance to win enter HERE.

You can still check out the whole Tour schedule and buy tickets here:
www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

Good luck!
Westlife HQ

Credits: westlife.com


Wonderland supporting Westlife during Gravity Tour 2011

Posted on 26 January 2011
Wonderland will be supporting Westlife again during this years Gravity 2011 Tour. According to the official Wonderland website the girls will be supporting Westlife on the following dates:

March
07 UK: Cardiff, CIA
08 UK: Cardiff, CIA
09 UK: Cardiff, CIA
11 UK: London, The O2
12 UK: London, The O2
14 UK: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
15 UK: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
16 UK: Nottingham, Trent FM Arena Nottingham
18 UK: Liverpool, Liverpool Echo Arena
19 UK: Glasgow, SECC
20 UK: Glasgow, SECC
22 UK: Manchester, Manchester Evening News Arena
23 UK: Manchester, Manchester Evening News Arena
25 UK: Birmingham, LG Arena Birmingham
27 UK: London, Wembley Arena
28 UK: Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
29 UK: Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
31 UK: Birmingham, LG Arena Birmingham

April
02 Ireland: Dublin, The O2
03 Ireland: Dublin, The O2
05 UK: Belfast, Odyssey Arena
06 UK: Belfast, Odyssey Arena
09 Ireland: Dublin, The O2
10 Ireland: Dublin, The O2

Credits: Wonderlandofficial.com


Westlife Memories of 2010

Posted on 26 January 2011
We recently asked Westlife fans to send in their favourite memories of 2010.
We would like to share a few highlights from a great year let’s hope 2011 brings many more fantastic memories.

1. Posted from nickyismyfav
My favourite memories of 2010 is when me and my best friend went to see the lads 9 times on the tour we went to the opening night of the tour and the atmosphere in the Odyssey Arena was electric nobody new what to expect, Me and my friend were lucky enough to meet Nicky,Kian,Mark,Kevi n,Louis and Jodi at our hotel then we met Kian and Shane in Manchester but my best memory ever that i will never ever forget is Nicky and Wonderland choosing me to go onstage with them for the very last song at the very last Westlife concert of 2010 at Cawdor Castle in Scotland. Thank you soo much lads for the best memories in the 13 years XXX

2. Posted from estuchbury
My favourite memory has to be Christmas day. I bought my 6 year old son a cd player for his bedroom and some cd's, the cd's were things like bob the builder (sorry guys lol), glee, high school musical etc but after we set it up he turned to me and asked why i hadn't bought him a westlife cd. I told him it was because i already have every single one. So, he walked over to my cd rack, took out the new gravity album and put it on full blast. He was singing and dancing away and that image i will never forget. I have now had to start buying myself all the albums again because mine have disappeared into his bedroom and he wont let me have them back :( lol. I'm getting married in August and at the reception my dad will be performing and Johnathan (my son) has asked him if he will learn how to play safe so that he can sing it with him on my wedding day. So next year when you ask the highlight of our year, i can guarantee that this wil be it. I can't wait! Xx

3. Posted from AnnetteFilan
I have a lot of memories from 2010 :) I'm from Denmark but I did went to 9 shows last year :) I was in Belfast, Manchester, Newcastle, Dublin and Sligo :) And if I have to choose the best concerts, I must say Croke Park and also the show in Sligo! :) The crowd on Croke Park was absolutely fantastic! Everyone jumped and sang along! They brought their kids to the stage, which was so wonderful to see! :) The speech Nicky and Kian did for their Dad's, were so emotional! I admire them for doing it, it was so beautiful! :)
The concert in Sligo was amazing! They read our banner saying: 'Nicky's got the moves, Mark's got the voice, Kian's got the style and Shane's got it all!' It was unforgettable! :) They joked about our banner a lot, and Shane said to us, that we should be proud of ourselves, for making the banner :D
Also in Manchester Nicky read our banner. But this time saying: 'Shane Filan, the best product of Ireland!' And I will not forget the 'thank you', the smile and the wink Shane

We hope you all have great memories of the last year following Westlife we look forward to hearing memories of this year and the Gravity tour.

Credits: westlife.com


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