Westlife have announced that they will play a major concert in Cork next summer.
The boyband revealed the news on Leeside earlier this week at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily jetted in early Monday morning, from coming off stage the night before in Hyde Park to break the news.
The announcement comes off the back of the band’s hugely successful twenty tour which sold 600,000 tickets across 27 cities in 13 countries.
The tour included two sold out performances at Croke Park in July with a combined audience of 140,000.
The four-piece will perform two bespoke shows, next summer, one in Ireland and the second in Wembley stadium.
The group are billing the 2020 gig as their “biggest ever” … “even more spectacular than anything we’ve ever done before”
Tickets for their only Irish show on 28 August, will go on sale at 9:00am this Friday 20 September priced from €59.50.
Nicky who played eleven games for Cobh Ramblers in the late 90’s, joked with the crowd that gathered for the announcement “we did ask if we could do St. Colman’s park but the lads wouldn’t allow us go to Cobh, so we had to play Pairci Ui Chaoimh.”
The two hour gigs will involve 90 % of the band’s back catalogue with a few hits from their forthcoming spectrum album which is due for release on 8 November.
Following the announcement the band said they were “over the moon” to be playing Pairci Ui Chaoimh.
“We can’t wait to bring this show to Ireland which will be more spectacular than anything we’ve ever done before.”
“Headlining Pairci Chaoimh for the first time ever is a dream come true for all of us” they said.
Lord Mayor John Sheehan who attended Monday’s launch said “half of Cork went to see you in Croke park over the summer, we are expecting half of Ireland to come to Cork“.