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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Westlife set to split!

You read correctly! Westlife are splitting up after 14 years together! In the official press release the Irish boys states that the split is amicable and just wish to have a well earned break and pursue new ventures. The boys will be releasing a Greatest Hits on 25th November, with a new single Lighthouse due on 7th November. The boys will also be doing a farewell tour in their 15th year together to say goodbye to their fans!

The band said: “It’s almost hard to believe that we’ve been doing this for as long as we have. We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved and are looking forward to releasing our Greatest Hits as a special thank you to our fans who have supported us throughout our career.”

Here’s the official press release…

After 14 years, 26 top ten hits including 14 number one singles, 11 top 5 albums, 7 of which hit the top spot and have collectively sold over 44 million copies around the world, 10 sell out tours and countless memories that we will forever cherish, we today announce our plan to go our separate ways after a greatest hits collection this Christmas and a farewell UK tour next year.  The decision is entirely amicable and after spending all of our adult life together so far, we want to have a well-earned break and look at new ventures.  We see the greatest hits collection and the farewell tour as the perfect way to celebrate our incredible career along with our fans. We are really looking forward to getting out on the tour and seeing our fans one last time.
Over the years Westlife has become so much more to us than just a band.  Westlife are a family.  We would like to thank our fans who have been with us on this amazing journey and are part of our family too. 

We never imagined when we started out in 1998 that 14 years later we would still be recording, touring and having hits together.  It has been a dream come true for all of us. 

Kian, Mark, Nicky and Shane

Well boys, though we at SCP have not been dedicated fans we salute you. You have outlasted many rival bands, sold millions of records and melted many girls and boys hearts along the way with your Irish charm and pop hits. Lets look back at in the boys pop vault.

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