Westlife to ‘reschedule comeback party after headline Wembley show’ due to coronavirus

23 March 2020, 14:47

Westlife to ‘reschedule comeback party after headline Wembley show’ due to coronavirus
Westlife to ‘reschedule comeback party after headline Wembley show’ due to coronavirus. Picture: Westlife

By Rory O'Connor

Westlife are set to reschedule their comeback celebrations that were due to take place following their headline show at Wembley later this year.

Shane Filan, Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne and Mark Feehily were initially going to host a comeback party to celebrate their latest album Spectrum scoring a number one in the charts.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Irish band have been forced to put their party plans on hold, according to reports.

A source told The Metro the party has been rescheduled “out of respect for fans and fears of it being insensitive”.

Westlife’s headline show at Wembley Stadium on August 22 is still scheduled to go ahead.

Manager Louis Walsh said: “Westlife are incredibly grateful to their fans for getting the DVD to number one.

“Their comeback has been a huge success and more than any of us imagined. There is much more to come from the lads later this year.”

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Last year, Smooth Radio met with Westlife as they had a look around the Wembley Stadium venue they will be performing at for the first time.

In an exclusive interview, Shane told Smooth Radio: “We’re in the stadium for the first time ever. We’re playing Wembley Stadium, which is pretty incredible. Next year, August 22, Westlife will be live at Wembley for the first time ever.

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“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.

“This is genuinely going to be the best Westlife concert ever, you know? It’s probably one of the biggest things we could ever do in our career.

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“It’s the biggest and most iconic stadium in the UK – one of the most iconic in the world. So to be Westlife, playing at Wembley for the first time for our fans, it will definitely be probably the most memorable night of our career.”