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Louis Walsh confirms Westlife will Reform; Fans are over the moon

by Faryal

Westlife is an Irish boy band that was formed in 1988 in Dublin.

The band eventually fell apart in 2012. The band was initially signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh.

Shane Filan

Westlife singer Shane Filan performs on stage on his ‘Love Always, Shane’ Tour at the Olympia Theatre. (Source: Getty Images)

Westlife’s music consisted of genres ranging from pop, pop rock, blue-eyed soul and classical crossover.

The boy band consisted of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan. Brian McFadden was also a member of the boyband until his exit from the band in March 2004.


Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Shane Filan, Mark Fehilly and Nicky Byrne of Westlife perform at LG Arena in Birmingham, England. (Source: Getty Images)

Westlife was at a point in time, the most popular boy band to exist with fans crazy after them.

Westlife sold over 50 million records worldwide, which included studio albums, singles, video releases and compilation albums.

The popular group had 14 number one singles in the United Kingdom. WOW!

Kian Egan

Kian Egan poses as he is unveiled as heat radio’s new presenter at heat radio in London, England. (Source: Getty Images)

Kian Egan

Kian Egan meets fan Charlie and signs copies of his debut solo album “Home” at HMV Market Street in Manchester, England. (Source: Getty Images)

Now, fresh news has come in that the band is going to reunite soon. Yes, you heard it right!

Louis Walsh former band manager, age sixty-five, has announced that the band with “definitely” going to get together.

Shane Filan

Shane Filan performs on stage as a solo artist for the first time at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith in London, United Kingdom. (Source: Getty Images)

Shane Filan

Shane Filan performs on stage as a solo artist in London, United Kingdom. (Source: Getty Images)

While he confirms it’s going to happen, he could not explicitly state a date as to when the reunion will take place.

Louis told RSVP Live magazine that “A Westlife reunion is definitely going to happen, but I have no idea when.”


Westlife performs at Croke Park on June 22, 2012, in Dublin, Ireland. (Source: Getty Images)


Westlife perform at MEN Arena as part of their farewell tour in Manchester, England. (Source: Getty Images)

Louis Walsh claims that he still is on good terms with the members of the band.

He says, “I’m still really good friends with all of the lads.” He continued to say “I think the reunion will be great, but it’s up to them to decide when they will do it.”

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh attending the 26th annual Music Industry Trust Awards held at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London, England. (Source: Getty Images)

Speaking about Mark Feehily, he stated, “I was chatting to Mark Feehily last night about the Christmas album he’s bringing out, and it’s amazing. I’d forgotten how talented he is.”

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh, and Kevin McDaid with boyfriend Mark Feehily from Westlife at the Celine Dion concert in Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. (Source: Getty Images)

The news has made fans go wild all around the world! Fans have been waiting for six years for the band to get back together.


Westlife Album Cover (Source: Westlife’s Official Twitter Page)


Westlife attend Fashion Kicks in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, at Lancashire County Cricket Club in Manchester, England. (Source: Getty Images)

There have been some speculations in the media about when the band should get together, and according to popular opinion, the 2018 Croke Park Festival seems to be the perfect time for the gang to come together.


Westlife perform on the stage at Hongshan Gymnasium as a part of Westlife 2012 World Farewell Tour in Wuhan, China. (Source: Getty Images)

Westlife in their prime time achieved a total of 26 UK top ten singles in 14 years of their extremely successful career.

In 2012, the Official Charts Company listed Westlife 34th amongst the biggest-selling singles artists in British music history.


Irish boy band Westlife perform on stage during their concert at Guangzhou Stadium in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province of China. (Source: Getty Images)

Mark Feehily, Shane Filan, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne of Westlife pose with a panda at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

We cannot wait for the band to get together and see what they have in store for us next!

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