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Westlife have announced their tour dates

This evening Westlife made some dreams come true as they finally announced dates and tickets for their upcoming tour of UK and Ireland.

It comes after Shane Filan, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Nicky Byrne announced earlier this month they would be hitting the road, making many a 90s kids dream come true.

The foursome – unfortunately Brian McFadden wont be joining them this time – will take to the road for the first time in seven years next year with dates slated for May, June and July.

Get keen!

In celebrating their 20th anniversary, their tour, dubbed The Twenty Four, will kick off with two shows in Belfast on 25 and 26 May, and end in Dublin on 5 July with a mighty gig at Croke Park after 11 other shows.

Memories (Photo by Patrick Ford/Redferns)

We can only imagine how raucous those Irish shows will be for the local lads who last performed at the epic venue before their hiatus in June 2012.

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You can hear it now, cant you – their hits Swear It Again, Flying Without Wings, You Raise Me Up and Unbreakable with be belted out with zesty enthusiasm.

Its been rumoured that Ed Sheeran was involved in writing the bands comeback single as they release new music to go along with their fancy tour, so with his magic and their magic, we can expect something pretty epic in the lead up to their gigs.

Rumours of a reunion have regularly been attached to the band and although Brian had confirmed he would be interested in reuniting with the lads, Shane confirmed earlier in 2018 that if they were to return to the music scene it would be without Brian.

Brian has now been confirmed to star in the upcoming series of Dancing On Ice. I havent seen Brian in 10 years. Weve just lost touch, its like going to school with somebody and then not speaking, he said.

I wouldnt speak to him to reminisce, not all all. We all had a good relationship with Brian then he just left the band very early on and I dont think we would ever reunite with him.

He added that if a reunion were to happen it would be just the four of them, who split after 14 years together.

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I honestly see Westlife as being four people now, he said. The four people who started and finished Westlife are what I consider the band.

Pre-sale starts at 9AM Tuesday 23 October with general on-sale tickets available from Thursday 25 October at 9AM via the bands official store.

Westlife tour 2019 dates

Sat 25 May: Belfast SSE Arena

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Sun 26 May: Belfast SSE Arena

Thu 30 May: Manchester Arena

Fri 31 May: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Mon 03 June: Glasgow The SSE Hydro

Fri 07 June: Sheffield Fly DSA Arena

Mon 10 June: Leeds First Direct Arena

Thu 13 June: London The O2

Tue 18 June: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

Fri 21 June: Birmingham Arena

Tue 25 June: Liverpool Echo Arena

Fri 5 July: Dublin Croke Park

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