The reformed man-band saved the best for last after finally bringing their Twenty Tour to Dublin after playing 31 dates all over Europe. Having promised fans something extra-special for their Croker gigs, they created a bespoke production just for their two Irish dates, complete with two stages, extra-large screens and pyrotechnics. Their 13th tour to date, they’ve already sold half a million tickets as the Westlife juggernaut shows no sign of stopping despite their 20 years in the business. And it was a double celebration for band member Shane Filan, who celebrated his 40th birthday on Friday, as his three children surprised him with a cake on stage for the milestone occasion. Excited fans from all over Ireland and beyond started pouring into the gates as soon as they opened at 5pm with soaring temperatures ensuring a party atmosphere among attendees. For many, it was a mother-and-daughter occasion, with those who had grown up listening to Westlife’s music now enjoying it with their kids in tow. Support act James Arthur got the crowd warmed up before the guys took to the stage at 9pm, sparking deafening cheers. Having clocked up 14 UK number one’s and sold 45m albums, it was… Read full this story
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