WESTLIFE are out on a huge tour this year and we get to see them live in Cardiff. Kian, Nicky, Mark and Shane have announced a ‘Stadiums In The Summer’ tour of the UK and Ireland from June to August and have told us it’s ‘their biggest ever shows to date!’
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. No announcement on support, as yet, although for the Wembley date it’s James Morrison and All Saints, so maybe they’ll do the whole tour. 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
- 8.15pm Westlife on stage
We’ve put the setlist for this year’s tour at the bottom of the page to give you an idea of what they could be doing. As for new music, the latest album SPECTRUM is out now and it’s really good. Then again it should be, they have brought in one of musics biggest hitters to write for them – Ed Sheeran.
Just last year, their manager Louis Walsh said that he had targeted Ed and James Arthur to provide new material for WESTLIFE…..
“I want to give them notice to write some really good songs.”
“We wanted every song on this album to be a potential single – not that we’ll release 11 songs, but we plan to release more singles, obviously, off this album, running up into Wembley.”
“So there’s probably going to be more singles released off this album than we’ve ever released off an album, hence the quality that we feel is the strongest. We do feel this is one of our best albums, if not our best album, quality-wise. We’re in a great position. We’ve got Ed Sheeran and people like that and Steve Mac writing us songs. It’s incredible.”
The tracklist of SPECTRUM (click on the 4 songs to watch the video)
- Hello My Love – the first single to be released. It’s an uptempo song, described by Mark as “upbeat, positive, colourful pop”, co-written by Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac.
- Better Man – the second single release. Mark describes it as “a modern Westlife 2.0 ballad” written by Ed Sheeran, Fred Gibson and Steve Mac.
- My Blood – the fourth single release, a love song about growing up, which Shane says “has the same power as Flying Without Wings“
- Dynamite – the third single from the album, described by Mark as “the sister song to Hello My Love” and an “uptempo, big, colourful song”
- One Last Time
- Take me There
- Without You
- Another Life
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.
Talking about back in the day, remember these five?
So that brings us onto the tour. They claim that the London show, the final gig of the UK tour at Wembley Stadium in August will be a “once in a lifetime event”, it will be their biggest ever concert. You and I both know however, that when they get to Cardiff they’ll have to rethink that statement. They’re in for something big from the fans here.
WESTLIFE play Cardiff City Stadium on the 26th July. Tickets are now on general sale. You can get yours right here. WESTLIFE
The setlist for Westlife’s Twenty Tour in the UK & Ireland in 2019 was:
- Hello My Love
- Swear it again
- What about now
- My Love
- When You’re Looking Like That
- Uptown Girl
- If I Let You Go
- Better Man
- When I Fall in Love
- 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)
- “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!
- What Makes a Man
- You Raise Me Up
- Flying Without Wings
- World of Our Own