By Rachael Grealish
Westlife are ready to say ‘hello my love’ to their fans as their confirm two nights at Wembley Stadium – the first major act to perform at the venue in over two years.
The global pop kings will make history with two massive greatest hits shows on August 21 and 22.
Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian confirmed the news on ITV’s Lorraine this morning, Friday March 19, and expressed their excitement with a message to fans on social media.
Back together for a very important announcement! 📢 We're so excited to see you again this summer, for all the info on how to join us at our second night at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 22nd August head to https://t.co/AkY8cc173t! pic.twitter.com/6WTPTcfu4C
— Westlife (@westlifemusic) March 19, 2021
“This is a historic moment. Not only is it a huge moment for Westlife, it is a massive event for live music all over the world. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we cannot wait to be back on stage,” the band said, “Our two nights at Wembley Stadium will be bigger and more spectacular than anything we’ve done before. These will be our greatest ever shows in the UK.
“The Wembley weekend is going to be a massive celebration. It will be full of surprises and special guests on both nights. It is not to be missed.”
The opening night on Saturday, August 21 is already sold out.
The Irish pop superstars have announced an extra date due to huge demand with tickets to go on sale on Friday March 26 2021 at 10am at LiveNation.co.uk
News of Westlife’s Wembley Stadium announcement follows a big week for the band in which they announced a new deal with eastwest and Warner Music and revealed details of a new album to be released later this year.
The spectacular Westlife Wembley weekend, on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 August 2021, will see the Irish pop icons perform their greatest hits including ‘Swear It Again’, ‘Flying Without Wings’ and ‘You Raise Me Up’ as well as sensational uptempo songs such as ‘World of Our Own’ and the recent smash hit ‘Hello My Love’ which featured on the 2019 best selling album ‘Spectrum’ which was co-written by Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac.
It’s not just a major moment for fans to be able to see the band live again, or the stadium being able to open up after the pandemic – but it will be the first time ever Westlife have played Wembley Stadium.
It follows the stunning success of their 2019 ‘Twenty Tour’ which sold a record 600,000 tickets across 27 cities and 13 countries.
Westlife fever is now set to capture the UK this summer at what will be the biggest live music concert in the country.
The band will be supported by All Saints & James Morrison on August 21 and All Saints & Anne-Marie on August 22.
Westlife have sold over 55 million records worldwide, and are the only band to have their first 7 singles enter the UK chart at No.1.
They also have the most singles of any artist to debut at No.1 in the UK. Overall the band have had an incredible 14 No.1 singles, behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles. They have had 33 No.1 albums worldwide.
As a live act Westlife have sold over 5 million concert tickets worldwide.
Tickets for Westlife go on-sale to the general public on Friday 26 March at 10:00am at www.livenation.co.uk/.
Fans can also pre-order Westlife’s forthcoming album from https://lnk.to/2R6xIE by Tuesday March 23 at 10am to gain early access to tickets for the second night at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, August 22 2021.