IF YOU lived in Ireland in the 90’s and early 2000’s, you couldn’t escape Westlife.
For many Irish teenagers at the time, Westlife mania was on par with Beatle Mania and Bieber Fever, and Brian McFadden’s departure in 2004, followed by the band’s split in 2011, caused scenes of devastation in school yards around the country.
But after reuniting in 2018 and producing new singles such as Better Man, Hello My Love and Dynamite, Mark Feehily has said that “The best thing for our career that we’ve ever done is split up,”
He made to comments to the Press Association following the Irish 4-piece’s announcement that they will play London’s iconic Wembley Stadium in August next year, which will be their biggest ever concert in the UK.
Feehily went on to say that “We would not be standing here today announcing we’re playing Wembley Stadium if we did not split up. Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.”
“Westlife is like a holiday, and you shouldn’t be on holiday all the time,”
We’re so excited to announce we’ll be playing a once in a lifetime show at Wembley Stadium! We can't wait to see you all at our biggest ever concert in the UK 🙌 Tickets go on sale Friday 20th September at 9am. Shane, Mark, Kian and Nicky x pic.twitter.com/za88hBQydd
— Westlife (@westlifemusic) September 13, 2019
The band have called the Wembley Arena gig a “once in a lifetime show”, with support from All Saints and James Morrison.
Tickets go on sale next Friday, September 20th, and you can purchase them here.