The Twenty Tour
It’s time to dig out your diary and save the date(s)…Westlife have announced their comeback tour in 2019!
The tour’s called The Twenty Tour as the guys will be celebrating an amazing 14 number 1’s and 20 years of hits! (No, we can’t believe it’s been 20 years either…)
Kian, Nicky, Markus, and Shane will be touring the UK & Ireland with a selection of our favourite hits from through the years, plus some new material from the forthcoming album.
See the full list of Westlife tour dates for 2019 announced so far below…
Westlife 2019 Tour dates: UK, Ireland & Asia
22 May – Belfast SSE Arena
23 May – Belfast SSE Arena
25 May – Belfast SSE Arena
26 May – Belfast SSE Arena
27 May – Belfast SSE Arena
28 May – Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
30 May – Manchester Arena
31 May – Newcastle Utilita Arena (new name for Metro Radio Arena)
1 June – Newcastle Utilita Arena (new name for Metro Radio Arena)
3 June – Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
4 June – Glasgow SEE Hydro Arena
5 June – Glasgow SEE Hydro Arena
7 June – Sheffield Fly DSA Arena
8 June – Sheffield Fly DSA Arena
10 June – Leeds First Direct Arena
11 June – Leeds First Direct Arena
13 June – London O2 Arena
14 June – London O2 Arena
15 June – London O2 Arena
18 June – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
19 June – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
21 June – Birmingham Arena
22 June – Birmingham Arena
23 June – Birmingham Arena
25 June – Liverpool M&S Bank Arena (new name for Echo Arena)
26 June – Liverpool M&S Bank Arena (new name for Echo Arena)
28 June – Manchester Arena
29 June – Manchester Arena
1 July – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
2 July – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
5 July – Dublin Croke Park
6 July – Dublin Croke Park (broadcast live in cinemas)
26 July – Thailand, Bangkok Impact Arena
I27 July – Macau Macau Cotai Arena
28 July – Taiwan, Taipei Ntsu Arena (Linkou Arena)
29 July – Philippines, Manila Araneta Coliseum
30 July – Philippines, Manila Araneta Coliseum
6 August – Indonesia, Jakarta Ice BSD
7 August – Indonesia, Jakarta Ice BSD
8 August – Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Malawati Indoor Stadium
9 August – Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Malawati Indoor Stadium
10 August – Singapore, Singapore National Stadium
29 August – UAE, Dubai, Coca Cola Arena
31 August – Indonesia, Central Java Borobodur Temple – NEW DATE
Will the shows be filmed or recorded?
The 6 July gig at Croke Park, Dublin, will be broadcast live in cinemas across the UK, Ireland and Europe. Read more and buy tickets for live screenings at https://www.cinemalive.com/event/Westlife
No other details of filming/recording the shows have been announced yet.
What’s the setlist?
Westlife will be singing a selection of hits from the last twenty years. Shane said in a Facebook Live interview in February 2019 that the tour setlist was likely to be made up of around 80% old songs, with a few new ones, such as Hello My Love.
The setlist for Westlife’s Twenty Tour will include the following:
- Flying Without Wings
- Swear It Again
- Uptown Girl
- World of Our Own
- When You’re Looking Like That
- If I Let You Go
“We had so many songs to pick from when it came to deciding what to do on the tour and we’ve been changing our minds right up until the last second! Every Westlife fan has their favourite song.
If we didn’t put big ones like Flying Without Wings, Swear It Again, Uptown Girl, World of Our Own and When You’re Looking Like That in there would be hell on, so they’re in there. And without confirming anything else, If I Let You Go is my wife’s favourite song…that’s all I’m saying!”Source – Chronicle Live
The guys may well be singing Happy Birthday on a couple of the dates, as Mark’s 39th birthday is on the date of the first show in Glasgow (28 May), and Shane’s 40th birthday is the day of the first Croke Park show (5 July). Both should be memorable nights!
What can we expect from the show?
We know to expect some dancing: Nicky posted a behind-the-scenes shot from day one of dance rehearsals back in April — exactly one month before the first date of the tour — we’re looking forward to seeing the moves!
A photo posted by Kian on Instagram showing Westlife silhouetted with a green laser lighting display behind them suggests that we can expect some snazzy stage effects as part of the show.
Shane has said that the show will be “bigger and better than ever before”:
“We have brought in the designers behind Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas to design the show. It will just blow you away.”
“It’s basically a spectacular show with Westlife songs thrown in.”Source – evoke.ie
There have also been rumours that the guys will do a medley of hits from The Greatest Showman as part of the show… yet to be confirmed!
Who are the support acts?
When do Westlife tour tickets go on sale? How much do they cost?
UK and Ireland tour tickets:
UK and Ireland tickets went on general sale on Thursday 25 October 2018. Extra tickets for Dublin stadium dates at Croke Park (Friday 5 & Saturday 6 July 2019) went on sale on Tuesday 12 February 2019.
Tickets cost either £45, £55, £65 or £90 (plus fees). Prices for the Croke Park gig are €60 – €90. VIP packages are available at some venues, at a higher price.
Dubai tour tickets:
Tickets available at https://www.ticketmasteruae.ae priced from 350 – 495 AED.
Asia tour ticket sales & prices:
Tickets on sale from 15 April at https://m.cotaiticketing.com/en/ priced $388-$1,488
Tickets on sale at www.macpiepro.com priced RM273 – RM693
Tickets on sale at ticketnet.com.ph priced PHP 1575 – PHP 13650
Tickets on sale at sportshubtix.sg priced S$108 – S$248
Tickets on sale at livenation.com.tw priced nt$1,800 – nt$ 4,800.
Tickets on general sale 18 May at www.livenation.co.th priced from ฿ 2,500.00
Are there any gigs outside the UK, Ireland & Asia?
Tour dates for Dubai and Asia (Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand) have been announced and are listed above.
Westlife will be appearing at Nibe Festival, Denmark on Wednesday 3 July 2019. Read more and get tickets at nibefestival.dk
No other international shows have been confirmed yet, but Kian has reassured fans that the guys intend to tour more widely:
“To all our fans who feel disappointed that their country or city isn’t in the first dates please do know this. We intend to reach every city in the world that has a hunger to see Westlife live!”Source – @KianEganWL
Shane has said that Westlife hope to tour in Germany in 2020:
“Next year we’re hoping to come to Germany… Germany’s definitely part of our plans for next year. We really want to come back and play the big cities, and come back and see our German fans”Source – Golden Kamera interview, March 2019
South America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa have also been mentioned as possible destinations for the world tour, but no dates have been announced yet.
Will more dates be added?
Asia tour dates were announced on 21 March, the Dubai date was announced on 28 April, and we anticipate that more international dates are yet to be announced!
Extra dates have been added to many locations since the tour was first announced, due to to huge demand. These new dates include:
- Extra shows have been announced for Indonesia (6 and 31 August) and the Philippines (July 29)
- Two additional dates for Belfast mean that the tour starts a little earlier than first announced, now beginning on 22 May
- A third and final extra date for Manchester was announced for 29 June
- A fourth and final extra date for Glasgow was announced for 28 May
- Two additional dates were announced for Cardiff on 1 and 2 July
We’ll update the list above if and when more tour dates are announced.
So… what’s the tour setlist? Will more dates be added? Are there going to be any special guests? We don’t know yet! We’ll add more tour news to this page as and when we receive it, so check back for updates, subscribe to our mailing list or follow us on Twitter.