Boyzone announce final album and farewell UK tour

It has been announced that after 25 years together, Irish boyband icons Boyzone will release their final album ‘Thank You & Goodnight’ on November 16th. They’ve also announced details of their 25th anniversary and farewell UK and Ireland arena tour, including a show at the Brighton Centre.

In a recent emotional statement from the band, they reflect on their time in the music industry, the loss of bandmate Stephen Gately in 2009 and a teaser for what’s to come to celebrate 25 years.

“When we started out as five young Dublin Northsiders, eager to face the world, we never imagined that we’d still have an army of fans some twenty-five years later… If you’d seen our famous first TV appearance on The Late Late Show, you’d probably be surprised too!

But what followed was the stuff of dreams. We’ve played stadiums and arenas all over the world, released six albums, and had almost two-dozen hits. We really can’t put into words just how much you, the fans, have supported us along the way. Without that support, we would have never achieved what we have, and for that, we’re eternally grateful.

We’ve had some tough times too. The loss of Stephen left scars that we will carry as a band forever. We were immensely touched by all the tributes and messages of support that helped us through the dark days. Stephen was our brother and will always be at the very the heart of Boyzone.

Twenty-five years is a long time. We’re certainly not boys anymore, and we all feel that we should now call time on our lives together as Boyzone and go out on a real high.

This November we will be releasing our final album, ‘Thank You & Goodnight’. We’ve recorded twelve brand new tracks that we hope you’ll enjoy listening to as much as we’ve enjoyed making them.

We’re especially excited to share a very special tribute to Stephen in the shape of a new song, ‘I Can Dream.’ We came across a demo that he originally recorded for his solo album in 2002 and we’ve had the opportunity to re-work the song and add our harmonies alongside his lead vocal. It was a bittersweet experience to hear all our voices together again. It’s the closest the five of us will ever get to being in a room together again making music.

And we’re also eager to invite you all to one final celebration of twenty-five years of Boyzone and our journey together. We would love for you to raise the roof one last time as we head out on our farewell UK and Ireland arena tour.

We know this love’s forever. That’s all that matters, no matter what…”

Quote from Ronan, Mikey, Keith and ShaneBoyzone

The album is now available to pre-order with ‘I Can Dream’ provided as an instant download. Fans who pre-order from the official store www.boyzonenetwork.com will receive early access to tickets for the group’s farewell tour before they go on general sale from June 22nd. Boyzone will play the Brighton Centre on the 5th February 2019.

Watch the lyric video for ‘I Can Dream’ on Youtube.

For more information on tickets, please check out the Brighton Centre website. For details on the new album, please see the official Boyzone website.

 

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University Of Chichester Graduate Jamie has been involved in Media and Broadcasting for over ten years. He is the founder of the SouthWaves brand.

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