Boyzone with special guests Guy Sebastian and Wonderland
Tuesday 1st March 2011
- Doors Open:
Boyzone fans are today greeted with the news that they have been waiting in anticipation for since word started rumbling that a tour may be on the horizon......Boyzone will officially be back on the road and live at the Metro Radio Arena for one night only on Tuesday 1st March 2011. As they celebrate their recent Number 1 album, Brother (the sixth album of their seventeen year career) the Boyz are hugely excited to finally be looking forward to this new chapter in Boyzone's ongoing story by announcing 12 UK dates.
Said Ronan, 'There was a time there when the lads and I didn't know whether we would ever get back up on stage together again - we just didn't know if we could do it as a four-piece. We played three tracks live at the Albert Hall a couple of weeks ago and the reception was just unbelievable. We all came off stage buzzing, knowing that we had the full support of the fans and it all just suddenly felt so right. We can't wait to get back on the road together.'
Boyzone last toured in the spring/summer of 2009 with their sell-out Better Tour.
The Brother Tour promises to be even bigger and better and will include tracks such as the Top Ten single Gave It All Away and fan's favourite, Love Is A Hurricane, both taken from the Number 1 album, Brother. They will sit alongside classics such as Picture Of You, Love Me For A Reason, No Matter What as well as a few surprises along the way.
Boyzone will be supported by special guests Wonderland:
At first glance, Wonderland's arrival on the pop scene seems almost rocket-fuelled. The part-Irish, part English quintet - Sharon Condon, Corrina Durran, Jodi Albert, Kasey Smith and Leigh Learmont - were hand-picked by chart impresario, Louis Walsh and Westlife's Kian Egan from a 2008 audition featuring 3,000 hopefuls. Since then they've since sashayed before primetime TV shows and stadium audiences of nearly 85,000.
For a band with only one downloadable track to their name, these are impressive beginnings, but Wonderland's emergence owes plenty to their combined vocal effervescence. With five lead singers working in unison, this is a band big on wide-ranging harmonies and soulful pop hooks; a girl group taking their lead from substance rather than style. It's little wonder they've turned heads during their recent UK tour in support of Westlife.