Westlife band photo

Westlife are Unbreakable: The superstars are back for an all-new 2020 UK tour

Yes, it is right… Westlife is going to be back next summer! Westlife will be doing an all-new stadium tour next year in the summer for the first time ever!

Westlife is an Irish pop boy band that formed in 1998. They were first called ‘6 as 1’ then it changed to ‘I.O.YOU’. The band started with Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan; they first performed in their school musical ‘Grease’. After this, they wanted to form their own band.

I.O.YOU band photo

In Ireland and in the year of 1997 I.O.YOU released their first single called ‘Together Girl Forever’. After this happened, the boys contacted the manager of Boyzone, Louis Walsh to convince him to sign them up. Unfortunately, Louis had enough time managing one boy band, so he had to decline their offer. However, boy band member Ronan Keating from Boyzone agreed to co-manage I.O.YOU with Louis Walsh; this was where Rolo management was formed.

Westlife signing with Rolo management

In 1998, the band went from 3 to 5 members; this happened when auditions were held in Dublin to find extra members for I.O.YOU. So, Brian Mcfadden and Nicky Byrne joined; the boys were now known as Westside. The band was born!

The band first went on tour with Backstreet boys where they performed as their supporting act; and they also toured in Dublin, UK and Ireland with Boyzone in 1998. This led them to victory where they won the ‘Best new tour act’ in November 1988.

Then in 1999, it was discovered that the band shared their name with another pop band. So, Westside was now Westlife! This led to Westlife releasing their single ‘Swear it again’ in April 1999. The single was a massive hit as it went to the top in the British and Irish charts.

Sadly in 2004, Brian Mcfadden left Westlife as he wanted to spend more time with his family and to focus on his solo career too. Now, Westlife had four members.

Westlife started to record a variety of albums and songs such as ‘Coast to Coast’ in 2000, ‘Unbreakable’ in 2002, ‘Gravity’ in 2010 and many more. They also released a new album this year called ‘Spectrum’. They have sold over 45 million albums!

So, Westlife will be performing at the best venues in the UK where they will sing their greatest hits and also including new releases too.  

Recently the band announced on their Twitter page the official UK summer tour dates for 2020. They will begin their tour in Norwich on the 19th June 2020 and they will finish at London Wembley Stadium on 22nd August 2020. Fans are very excited by this astounding news!  

Furthermore, the band also revealed that tickets for their tour shows will be on sale for the 8th November 2019 at 9 am.  

If you’re a fan of Westlife and want to see them live next summer, then what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now!  

You can find tickets to Westlife here  

You can also catch Westlife live on TV as they’re set to perform on Children In Need on 15th November 2019.

Are you excited for Westlife’s UK summer tour next year? Let us know @CelebMix 


Written by ChloeBishop