Are Westlife touring in 2019, will Brian McFadden be joining them and what’s their new album called?

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WESTLIFE are back to rock our spring and summer with an exciting tour around the nation.

The band on the Jonathan Ross Show tonight, so here’s everything you need to know about the quartet.

Westlife disbanded in 2012 although Brian McFadden left back in 2004
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Are Westlife touring in 2019?

Westlife ARE reuniting, exactly six years after their split, for a 2019 tour.

The beloved musicians will offer their fans 25 concerts around the country.

Tickets for their shows can be bought on TicketMaster.

Here are their UK dates.

  • 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
The boys had huge success with songs like Flying Without Wings and a cover of Uptown Girl
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Will Brian McFadden be 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.

Brian McFadden is best known as an ex-member of Westlife
Brian has done a lot of presenting since leaving the band
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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.”

The band have released new single Hello My Love
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Have Westlife got a new album out?

Hello My Love was their first single since 2011 and was released on January 10, 2019.

The full-length album will be released in 2019, but it is unknown what it is called and the date it will be available.

It will be their eleventh studio album and their first album to be released in eight years.


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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