WESTLIFE have been very busy this year, having completed their Twenty Tour to mark 20 years as a band whilst also gearing up to release their eleventh studio album in November – Spectrum.
But the lads show no signs of slowing down as they have just announced a special one-off concert at Wembley next year. Here’s all you need to know about getting your hands on tickets to the once in a lifetime event…
When are Westlife performing at Wembley?
Westlife are doing a special one-off concert at the iconic Wembley Stadium on August 22, 2020.
The lads made the exciting announcement on Zoe Ball’s Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 on September 13, 2019.
They said: “Headlining Wembley Stadium is a dream come true for all of us.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we’re incredibly excited for a show which will be different and more spectacular than anything we’ve ever done before.
“This will be our biggest ever concert in the UK”.
The announcement comes after the boys have completed their Twenty Tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band, where they performed:
- May 22 – May 27: The SSE Arena, Belfast
- May 28: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
- May 30: Manchester Arena
- May 31 & June 1: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne
- June 3 – June 5: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
- June 7 & June 8: FlyDSA Arena Sheffield
- June 10 & June 11: First Direct Arena, Leeds
- June 13 – June 15: The O2, London
- June 18 & June 19: Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
- June 22 & June 23: Arena Birmingham
- June 25 & June 26: M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
- June 28 & June 29: Manchester Arena
- July 1 & July 2: Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
How can you get tickets to watch Westlife perform?
Tickets for the event at Wembley will go on sale on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 9am.
And to ensure you don’t miss the once in a lifetime opportunity, head to Live Nation where you can get your hands on the coveted tickets.
The four-piece band will be supported by James Morrison and All Saints.
When did Westlife split?
Teen hearts broke up and down the nation when the Irish lads parted ways for good in 2012.
The group formed in 1998 and was originally made up of Brian McFadden, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan.
But back in 2004, Brian decided to quit the band and pursue a solo career, leaving Westlife to continue as a four-piece.
In their official statement, they said:” …Over the years Westlife has become so much more to us than just a band. Westlife are a family.
“…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.”
Was Brian McFadden part of the Westlife reunion?
Sources say that Simon Cowell was only interested in a reunion if Brian McFadden was involved.
In April 2018, Brian told how the four other former members of Westlife were offered a cash deal worth €10million each from Cowell to revert to their original line-up.
But the deal collapsed when one member pulled out, refusing to be part of the band with Brian – who left the group in 2004.
He told The Sun: “I was offered a big multi-million pound deal. It was the other boys in Westlife who said ‘no’. They didn’t want me back.
“How does that make me feel? It makes me pretty upset because I didn’t realise they still had those feelings towards me.”
Brian had a successful solo career and made several TV appearances – From 2010-2013 he was a judge on Australia’s Got Talent and in 2016 he appeared on Channel 4’s The Jump.
What are Westlife’s hit songs?
Westlife were famed for their catchy pop covers and had 14 number one singles.
These included Swear It Again, If I Let You Go, My Love, Uptown Girl, World Of Our Own and Flying Without Wings.
They also had successful collaborations with Mariah Carey and Diana Ross on Against All Odds and When You Tell Me That You Love Me.
Over their 14 years together they sold 44 million records and had ten sell-out tours.
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What was Westlife’s latest album?
Hello My Love was their first single since 2011 and was released on January 10, 2019.
Their upcoming full-length album – Spectrum – will be released on November 15, 2019.
It will be their eleventh studio album and their first album to be released in eight years.