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big comeback Westlife announce dates for 2021 Wembley Stadium gigs and new album

They were scheduled to play the iconic London venue last summer but were forced to postpone their gig due to the pandemic.

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Westlife (from left) Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Freehilly and Kian Egan.

Westlife (from left) Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Freehilly and Kian Egan.

Westlife (from left) Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Freehilly and Kian Egan.

Westlife will be the first music act in over two years to perform at Wembley Stadium this August.

They were scheduled to play the iconic London venue last summer but were forced to postpone their gig due to the pandemic.

Now, the Irish superstars will be making history as the first act to perform at Wembley Stadium since Covid-19 took over, with two concerts taking place on the Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August.

The band will be joined by opening acts All Saints, James Morrison, and Anne-Marie across the weekend.

This will be Westlife’s first time performing at Wembley and the foursome confirmed the exciting news on ITV’s Lorraine earlier today.

Shane, Kian, Nicky, and Mark told the television host that their August performances will be “the biggest weekend” of their lives.

Sligo native Shane Filan said: “We’re just thrilled. We’d been hoping to play this gig for a very long time and after the year we’ve had it’s been horrible for everyone obviously.

“To be able to say that we’ll be playing at Wembley Stadium and now we’re playing two Wembley Stadiums, it’s going to be the biggest weekend of our life.”

Kian Egan revealed that the band are due to release a new album this winter following the news that they had recently signed a deal with Warner Music.

He added: “Lockdown will lift and hopefully it’s going to be a weekend that’s going to blow our minds. We have some amazing acts playing along with us. We have Anne-Marie, we have All Saints. It’s going to be an absolutely amazing weekend.

Fan favourite Nicky Byrne shared that Westlife are “honoured” to be the first act to perform at Wembley since the pandemic while bandmate Mark Feehily added that he has an “amazing feeling” about the gig.

“Up until two months ago, we didn’t think that live gigs would be happening this year. We’re honoured to be doing this. This feels like the green light that normality is finally resuming. What a weekend it’s going to be for everybody,” Nicky said.

Mark continued: “We’ve been dying to perform now for a long time and there’s just an amazing feeling around this whole announcement. I think a lot of people wondered over the last year whether these gigs could ever happen again.”

The opening night on Saturday 21, August 2021 is already sold out with tickets for Sunday’s performance going on sale this morning.



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