OMG, Westlife Is Finally Back Together For The First Time Since Splitting Up In 2012!
They will also be teaming up with Ed Sheeran for a new album.
When we interviewed Shane Filan earlier this year, we asked him about the one thing that every Westlife fan wants to know since the group split in 2012 - will there ever be a Westlife reunion?
Back then, he said that he "honestly [doesn't] know the answer to that". He did, however, tease that a reunion may happen "someday down the road".
"It’s something that I suppose every Westlife fan wants, and I can totally understand that. But yeah, we’ll just have to wait and see. You’ll have to hold tight on that one," he added.
It looks like a lot can change in six months, 'coz the Irish boyband has announced that they are finally reuniting to release new music and even go on a worldwide tour next year!
Shane Filan, along with bandmates Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, and Mark Feehily, are re-forming for the first time since going their separate ways six years ago. Brian McFadden, who left Westlife in 2004, will not be part of the reunion.
The group announced their comeback in a video, which is also a little throwback to their live acoustic performances:
Coincidentally, the reunion also marks the 20th anniversary of the band's formation. Yep, it's been 20 years since Westlife was formed back in 1998!
The boys (men?) also revealed that they will be releasing a new single ahead of their reunion tour... and guess who they've teamed up with:
In addition to writing their comeback single, the chart-topping singer-songwriter will also have a hand in penning the group's new album.
We don't know about y'all, but we're SUPER EXCITED to see Westlife back together again! :')
Also, fingers crossed that they'll come to Malaysia. :D
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