Westlife 'Back Home' Tour 2008
Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th March 2008
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Having spent the summer of 2007 in the sheltered confines of a recording studio, pop royalty Westlife are pleased to announce their return to arenas across the country for the 'Back Home Tour 2008', with the boys playing Metro Radio Arena on Tuesday 4th March 2008.
Promising evenings of seamless pop precision, the tour will travel across the UK in February and March, including stops at London's O2 and the Manchester Evening News Arena. Showcasing tracks from their new album, 'Back Home' (released on November 5th) the boys will also perform their biggest hits and favourite album tracks from their vast catalogue.
The band's last concert tour, 2007's 'The Love Tour', visited countries across the globe, with stops in Australia, South Africa and their home city of Dublin. On arrival at London's Wembley Arena, it was declared that the boys had sold more tickets at the venue than any other act and had played a record number of dates there, a remarkable 23.
No modern band can compare to Westlife's extraordinary success. In their nine years aboard the pop express they have sold over 36 million records globally and been awarded twenty eight platinum discs. In the UK alone they have scored eight multi-platinum albums and a record breaking 14 number one hits (behind only Elvis and The Beatles). The band has also picked up innumerable awards and appeared on hundreds of magazine covers around the world. They are the only recording artists to win the prestigious 'Record Of The Year' a staggering four times (other top awards include two BRITS and an MTV Europe Award).
Their most recent release, 'The Love Album', was the biggest selling record of 2006 for label SonyBMG, with one million sales to date. The album arrived, triumphantly, at number one on the UK album charts, outselling major releases by Oasis, U2 and The Beatles.
Tickets costing £32.50 go on sale 9am Friday 19th October 2007.