Westlife – The Twenty Tour, 2019

Westlife’s 2019 comeback tour of the UK, Ireland, and Asia was called The Twenty Tour. The title reflected the fact that the guys celebrated an amazing 14 number 1’s and 20 years of hits! (No, we can’t believe it’s been 20 years either…)

Westlife Twenty Tour

Kian, Nicky, Mark, and Shane toured the UK, Ireland and Asia with a selection of our favourite hits from through the years, plus some new material from the new album, Spectrum.

The full list of Westlife tour dates for 2019 are below…

Westlife Twenty Tour dates

May 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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

View all tour dates in Google Calendar >

Were the Twenty Tour shows filmed or recorded? Will there be a DVD?

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

A recording of the same Croke Park gig will be available to purchase on DVD in March 2020, titled “Westlife: The Twenty Tour Live from Croke Park“.

The DVD will also include some behind-the-scenes clips, as Westlife had a camera crew follow them backstage for fly on the wall documentary-style filming.

Find the Westlife – Live from Croke Park DVD on Amazon UK

What was the Westlife Twenty Tour setlist?

Westlife performed 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 Twenty Tour setlist

The setlist for Westlife’s Twenty Tour in the UK & Ireland in 2019 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 2019), and Shane’s 40th birthday was the day of the first Croke Park show (5 July 2019).  Both were memorable nights!

China Westlife Twenty Tour setlist

The setlist for Twenty Tour shows in China (August 2019) varied 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. Dynamite

What happened on stage? Did Westlife dance?

Yes! Nicky posted a behind-the-scenes shot from day one of the Twenty Tour dance rehearsals back in April 2019 – 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 reckoned that the show was “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 was the Uptown Girl dance, shown in the video below:

Who were the support acts for the Westlife Twenty Tour?

Westlife had some special guests joining them as support acts before the shows. The support acts varied 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 did Westlife come on stage?

For the UK shows, timings for Twenty Tour 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

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

Will Westlife be touring in 2020?

Yes! Westlife have announced stadium tour dates for 2020. Read more on the Westlife Tour Dates page.

Find Westlife Wembley Stadium tickets on Ticketmaster

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