Westlife Tour 2019

The Twenty Tour

It’s time to dig out your diary and save the date(s)…Westlife have kicked off 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, Mark, and Shane are touring the UK, Ireland and Asia 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

May

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)

June

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

July

1 July  – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
2 July – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
3 July – Denmark, Appearance at Nibe Festival
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

August

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
13 August – China, Beijing Cadillac Arena
16 August – China, Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Center
18 August – Indonesia, Palembang Stadion Gelora Sriwijaya
29 August – UAE, Dubai Coca Cola Arena
31 August – Indonesia, Central Java Borobodur Temple

September

1 September – Indonesia, Semarang Sam Poo Kong
15 September – London, Part of BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

Find Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park tickets on Ticketmaster


View all tour dates in Google Calendar >


Will the shows be filmed or recorded?

The 6 July gig at Croke Park, Dublin, was broadcast live in cinemas across the UK, Ireland and Europe. Read more at westlifeincinemas.com

It’s likely that a recording of the Croke Park gig will be available later in the year, along with some behind-the-scenes clips – Westlife had a camera crew follow them backstage for fly on the wall documentary-style filming. The DVD will be released in winter 2019, following the release of the new album, Spectrum (Source – extra.ie).


What’s the setlist?

Westlife are 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.

Shane revealed:

“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


UK & Ireland Westlife tour setlist

The setlist for Westlife’s Twenty Tour in the UK & Ireland was:

  1. Hello My Love
  2. Swear it again
  3. What about now
  4. My Love
  5. When You’re Looking Like That
  6. Uptown Girl
  7. Mandy
  8. If I Let You Go
  9. Home
  10. Better Man
  11. When I Fall in Love
  12. 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)
  13. “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!
  14. What Makes a Man
  15. You Raise Me Up
  16. Flying Without Wings
  17. World of Our Own

Westlife added the new single Dynamite to the setlist for their Croke Park gigs.

The guys also sang Happy Birthday on a couple of the dates, as Mark’s 39th birthday was on the date of the first show in Glasgow (28 May), and Shane’s 40th birthday was the day of the first Croke Park show (5 July).  Both were memorable nights!


China Westlife tour setlist

The setlist for shows in China varies slightly:

  1. Hello My Love
  2. Better Man
  3. Swear It Again
  4. What About Now
  5. My Love
  6. When You’re Looking Like That
  7. Uptown Girl
  8. Mandy
  9. If I Let You Go
  10. Home
  11. What Makes a Man
  12. “Memory Lane Medley” (Seasons in the Sun, I Have a Dream, Queen of My Heart, Safe, I’m Already There, Fool Again, Unbreakable)
  13. You Raise Me Up
  14. Flying Without Wings
  15. World of Our Own
  16. Queen Medley (Another One Bites the Dust, Radio Gaga, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love, Don’t Stop Me Now, We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, We are the Champions)
  17. Shallow


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.

Day One of dance rehearsals by @NickyByrne


A photo posted by Kian on Instagram showing Westlife silhouetted with a green lighting display behind them, demonstrating the impressive stage effects that make up the show – including fire and confetti!

Shane says that the show is “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

One of our favourite parts of the show is the Uptown Girl dance, shown in the video below:


Who are the support acts?

Westlife have some special guests joining them as support acts before the shows. The support acts vary by location – for the Croke Park stadium gigs in Dublin, Ireland, the support acts were singer-songwriter James Arthur and new Irish band Wild Youth.

For the other UK gigs on the Twenty Tour, Westlife’s support acts were the American singer Keelie Walker and English family pop-rock band The Rua.


What time do Westlife come on stage?

For the UK shows, timings were roughly as follows:

6.30pm Doors open
7.30pm Support acts
8.30-8.45pm Westlife on stage (may sometimes be later)
10.45pm Show ends

For the Croke Park gigs in Dublin, the show started earlier:

5.00pm Doors open
5.45pm Wild Youth (support act)
6.50pm James Arthur (support act)
8.15pm Westlife

These times may vary at other locations – please check with the venue for timings if you are going to a show!


When do Westlife tour tickets go on sale? How much do they cost? Are tickets sold out?


UK tickets:

The UK and Ireland leg of the tour is now over, however Westlife are appearing at the Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park event on 15 September 2019. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster:

Find Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park tickets on Ticketmaster


Dubai tour tickets:

Tickets available at https://www.ticketmasteruae.ae priced from 350 – 495 AED.


Asia tour ticket sales & prices:

China

Beijing tickets on sale 11 July, 11.18am at damai.cn and AC Orange priced 399 – 1299 RMB.
Ticket details for Shanghai to be announced soon.

Indonesia

Tickets available at tiket.com. Tickets for 31 August (Central Java) date are on sale from 22 April at tiketapasaja.com

Macau

Tickets on sale from 15 April at https://m.cotaiticketing.com/en/ priced $388-$1,488

Malaysia

Tickets on sale at www.macpiepro.com priced RM273 – RM693

Philippines

Tickets on sale at ticketnet.com.ph priced PHP 1575 – PHP 13650

Singapore

Tickets on sale at sportshubtix.sg priced S$108 – S$248

Taiwan

Tickets on sale at livenation.com.tw priced nt$1,800 – nt$ 4,800.

Thailand

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 (China, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand) have been announced and are listed above.

Westlife also appeared at Nibe Festival, Denmark on Wednesday 3 July 2019. Read more 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

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 Westlife be touring in 2020?

Westlife haven’t announced any plans for 2020 yet, however Shane has said that they hope to tour in Germany:

“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


Will more dates be added?

Extra dates have been added to many locations since the tour was first announced, due to to huge demand. 

Asia tour dates were announced on 21 March, the Dubai date was announced on 28 April, mainland China dates were announced on 5 June, and we anticipate that more international dates are yet to be announced.

We’ll update the list above if and when more tour dates are announced.


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