Before you dive into this article, brace yourself, play it cool, you’ve got this. Incredible news about Boyzone has just landed but we’re totally not going to completely lose it with excitement and revert into the obsessed teenagers we once were.
Heck, who are we kidding. This might just be the greatest thing we’ve heard all year. Boyzone have announced the details of their final album, plus a farewell tour – this is all too much.
To celebrate their 25 anniversary, the boys will be back with a 13-date farewell tour that will kick off in Belfast on January 23rd at the SSE Arena.
After Belfast it moves to Dublin’s 3Arena on January 24th – the excitement in the capital will be *intense*.
So how and when can you attempt to get your hands on tickets? Tickets go on sale on June 22nd at 9am and will be available from the usual outlets.
A statement from the band read:
“When we started out as five young Dublin Northsiders, eager to face the world, we never imagined that we’d still have an army of fans some twenty-five years later… If you’d seen our famous first TV appearance on The Late Late Show, you’d probably be surprised too!
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After 25 years, Boyzone will be releasing their last ever studio album and will embark on a farewell tour. "When we started out as five young Dublin Northsiders, eager to face the world, we never imagined that we’d still have an army of fans some twenty-five years later… If you’d seen our famous first TV appearance on The Late Late Show, you’d probably be surprised too! But what followed was the stuff of dreams." Read the full message and pre-order the album from the band’s official store to get early access to tour tickets, link in bio. #bz25 #ThankYouAndGoodnight
“But what followed was the stuff of dreams.
“We’ve played stadiums and arenas all over the world, released six albums, and had almost two-dozen hits.
“We really can’t put into words just how much you, the fans, have supported us along the way.
“Without that support, we would have never achieved what we have, and for that we’re eternally grateful.
“We’ve had some tough times too. The loss of Stephen left scars that we will carry as a band forever.
“Twenty-five years is a long time. We’re certainly not boys anymore, and we all feel that we should now call time on our lives together as Boyzone and go out on a real high.”
Their final album, Thank You & Goodnight, will be released on November 16th and features songs written by Ed Sheeran and Gary Barlow, amongst others.
The boys also revealed that the album will have a special tribute to Stephen with a new song, I Can Dream.
“We came across a demo that he originally recorded for his solo album in 2002 and we’ve had the opportunity to re-work the song and add our harmonies alongside his lead vocal.
“It was a bittersweet experience to hear all our voices together again. It’s the closest the five of us will ever get to being in a room together again making music.”
Read on for the full list of tour dates for Boyzone’s Thank You & Goodnight – The Farewell Tour:
23rd – Belfast, SSE Arena
24th – Dublin, 3Arena
26th – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
27th – Liverpool, Echo Arena
29th – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
30th – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
1st – Leeds, First Direct Arena
2nd – Manchester, Arena
4th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
5th – Brighton, Centre
7th – London, The O2
8th – Birmingham, Genting Arena
9th – Bournemouth, International Centre