Westlife to headline first-ever concert at Wembley Stadium
Westlife is set to hold their first-ever concert at Wembley Stadium next year with two superstar support acts, Smooth Radio reports.
The comes after the boys’ band had a successful comeback tour, which sold a record 600,000 tickets across 27 cities and 13 countries. And for the first time in their 21 years history, they will be headlining a concert in London’s Wembley Stadium come 22 August 2020.
Also performing will be All Saints and James Morrison.
The band made up of Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian made the surprise announcement during an appearance on Zoe Ball’s breakfast show on BBC Radio 2 this morning, according to Smooth Radio.
We’re so excited to announce we’ll be playing a once in a lifetime show at Wembley Stadium! We can’t wait to see you all at our biggest ever concert in the UK ? Tickets go on sale Friday 20th September at 9am. Shane, Mark, Kian and Nicky x pic.twitter.com/za88hBQydd
— Westlife (@westlifemusic) September 13, 2019
Fans will get to hear Westlife perform some of their biggest singles including Swear It Again, Flying Without Wings and You Raise Me Up.
Also expected to be performed are some of their more recent songs -Hello My Love, Better Man and Dynamite – from the Westlife’s highly anticipated new album, Spectrum.
Smooth Radio met with Westlife as they had a look around the venue they will be performing at for the first time.
Shane also confirms the concert to Smooth Radio, calling it a special event: “We’re in the stadium for the first time ever,” he says. “We’re playing Wembley Stadium, which is pretty incredible. Next year, August 22, Westlife will be live at Wembley for the first time ever. So it’s a very special day for us as a band. And for our fans, obviously, it’s going to be pretty special, too,” he adds.
Kian calls it a “milestone” in their career, telling Smooth Radio:
“This is a milestone in our career. This is like ticking a box of childhood dreams. And we’ve managed to do an awful lot of those things in our career so far.
“So the fact that, you know, we’re here 20 years later, playing Wembley Stadium, announcing that we’re going to be playing Wembley Stadium – we’ll be a band for 22 years when we play this next year. It’s pretty incredible.”
Westlife have sold a staggering 55 million records worldwide and remain the only band to have their first 7 singles enter the UK chart at No1. They also have the most singles of any artist to debut at No1 in the UK. Overall the band have had an incredible 14 No.1 singles, behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
So yes, we think it’s gonna be really an incredible and special concert for the boys and their fans.
To read about what all the band members are saying, visit the Smooth Radio website.