This tour has been a long time coming but WESTLIFE have finally announced new dates for next year after delays and cancellations.

We’ll have to wait a while longer too, as the tour doesn’t kick off till next July, and the Cardiff date is the very last one on the run on December 11th (remember that’s 2022).

Kian, Nicky, Mark and Shane have announced the ‘WILD DREAMS’ tour and it’ll be a combination of all the biggest hits, and songs from their new album, although by then, we’ll know the songs do well, that’ll be a greatest hits too.

Band member Nicky Byrne told us……

“We cannot wait to get back out on the road. This tour includes some of our biggest ever shows in the UK and Ireland and we finally get to put on a show at Wembley Stadium after all these years!

“The tour is going to be spectacular with some big surprises that I think the fans will love. It will include all of our greatest hits as well as some of our new music which has gone down so well with everyone. This is a Westlife tour not to be missed. We’re all looking forward to it.”

The new album Wild Dreams, which is out on November 26, was created during lockdown and features a contribution from self-confessed Westlife fan ED SHEERAN (who’s new album = is out now and absolutely fantastic).

WESTLIFE are no strangers to working with the big names. Back in the day they teamed up with the likes of Mariah Carey, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie. And now they’ve recruited the very best from today’s music to write for them.

Nicky added…….

“This album is one we’re very proud of, particularly for the creativity.”

Talking about back in the day, remember these five?

Ed also surprised one of Nicky’s boys with a guitar after hearing he wanted to learn to play.

“I said one of my young lads was starting to learn to play guitar. He said ‘really, I’ll send him one’.

“He posted it down to me so all of a sudden myself and my young lad are on Guitar For Dummies on YouTube trying to learn to play the guitar, not only because I wanted to, but I can’t let Ed Sheeran down, I can’t tell him I haven’t learned, so we learned the Black Eyed Peas song I Got a Feeling.

“After that we parked it there. 

“It’s definitely a challenge in motion. If it’s anyone you want to impress with the guitar, it’s the biggest star in the world. I don’t think I’ll be picking the guitar up at Wembley stadium just yet.”

Now we all have our favourite Westlife song, I have to admit mine is fairly recent – HELLO MY LOVE. But we wondered what the guys would pick as their favourite?

A few years ago, we sent a couple of prizewinners along to the Motorpoint Arena to see the guys on a Meet & Greet thing. The girls say they were all fantastic and friendly, posing for pictures with them and chatting. They said…..

“To meet the guys was amazing but to watch them live afterwards was even more so. It was like we were a real part of the show after chatting to them. We can’t wait to see them live again”

The band have sold more than 55 million records, so they have a few hits to play on the show. Obviously it’s way too early to have a whiff of what the set list will be. We’ll let you know once our spies tell us. Which would mean, on past experience the showtimes could be like this…….

  • 5.00pm Doors open
  • 5.45pm First support act
  • 6.50pm Second support act (if there is one)
  • 8.15pm Westlife on stage

We’ve put an old setlist at the bottom of the page to give you an idea of what they could be doing.

So that brings us onto the tour. WESTLIFE play the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Sunday 11th December 2022. Tickets go on sale on Friday 5th November from HERE.

The setlist for Westlife’s Twenty Tour in 2019 was:

  1. Hello My Love
  2. Swear it again
  3. What about now
  4. My Love
  5. When You’re Looking Like That
  6. Uptown Girl
  7. Mandy
  8. If I Let You Go
  9. Home
  10. Better Man
  11. When I Fall in Love
  12. Queen Medley (Another One Bites the Dust, I want to Break Free, Radio Gaga, Somebody to Love, Don’t Stop Me Now, We Will Rock You, We are the Champions)
  13. “Memory Lane Medley” (I Have a Dream, Unbreakable, Fool Again, Queen of My Heart) – the guys have been adding some different songs to this section on some nights!
  14. What Makes a Man
  15. You Raise Me Up
  16. Flying Without Wings
  17. World of Our Own

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