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Nicky Byrne addresses Westlife reunion rumours

Nicky Byrne has set the record straight on those Westlife reunion rumours.

There was speculation recently that the band were getting back together, so EVOKE.ie sat down with Nicky to get the inside scoop.

Firstly, it appears that there are no immediate plans for Nicky to rejoin Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan on stage.

‘There is no truth in it! The thing about it is the four of us haven’t been in a room together since Jodi’s [Kian’s wife] mum’s funeral,’ he said.

‘That was the last time we spoke properly as a band, if you want to call it that.’

But there was some good news for fans of the boyband as Nicky was enthusiastic about the idea of the boys getting back together at some point.

‘I’d love to do a Westlife reunion as I hope would the other lads,’ the 2FM presenter said.

‘I wouldn’t love to do it now as I’ve got so much going on and I’m sure the other boys are the same.

‘So until we sit in a room and say what to you want to do? We don’t have a record deal but I’ve already heard labels that are interested.’

‘But we have discuss what kind of music we want to make. A big Westlife ballad, where does that sit with the current songs on radio? Where do we fit?

‘Not that we can’t fit, you look at Take That, they come out with great songs. That’s what I feel we would need to do.

‘I’d love to see all the fans again. I’d need to consider what would happen to the radio, can I take a sabbatical.’

‘I don’t know if we know when the right time for a reunion would be,’ the Dancing with the Stars host admitted.

‘I’d love to put a DVD on of a Westlife show with the four of us and have a few beers and laugh in a good way or what it used to be like!’

Nicky was chatting to us at the National Maternity Hospital Foundation coffee morning at Holles Street to celebrate World Prematurity Day on Friday 17th November 2017 supported by WaterWipes.

Drogheda based Irish Company WaterWipes has produced special “donate packs” for Prematurity Awareness Month. For every 60 pack sold, WaterWipes will donate 50c to the NMH Foundation and this will add to the total donation of €40,000 WaterWipes will make this year.

Source: evoke.ie

Categories Music News Promo Tour Twitter Updates

Nicky Will Be Visiting Which Countries Soon?

Nicky had a bit of a Twitter party with his fans tonight, where he answered a few questions about possible promo for his album and ‘Sunlight’ being available for download.

He mentioned that he’ll definitely be visiting Holland, Germany, Denmark and the U.K. He also said he’d love to go to Mexico and Los Angeles, CA in the United States.

Continue reading Nicky Will Be Visiting Which Countries Soon?

Categories Eurovision Interviews Music News Promo Tour Updates Videos

More on Eurovision + Nicky’s Album Promo Plans

RTÉ News talked to Nicky about Eurovision and Ireland’s plans for this year at the most awaited song competition:


Nicky told the Irish Sun that believes his late dad could be guiding his Eurovision bid. Nikki Byrne Sr was a major fan of the contest and would host Eurovision nights at Baldoyle Racecourse, where he performed in a cabaret band.

“My dad is six years dead this November but I sometimes wonder are the stars aligned this year? Because my dad was such a fan of Eurovision, he would love this. I actually feel he was in the room when we wrote the song that would be our Eurovision entry Sunlight.”

“Dad saw my career with Westlife go through the roof but he didn’t hear me on 2FM or hear my first solo album. But I still feel him very much around.”

Nicky also chatted to Goos.ie about his plans to promote his album in the future, and how his family will always come first:

“I’d love to promote the album but first and foremost I’m a dad, I’m a husband and I’m not going to be jumping on a tour for months on end,” he explained. “I’m not going to do that anymore but I’ll certainly promote the album and give it my best shot. You know I’m 37, I’m not Niall Horan, I’ve done that, I’ve worn that jersey being months on end when you haven’t been home and I loved it,” he revealed. “But it’s a young man’s game to do that and that’s not me when you have kids in school, playing their football and hobbies.”

Categories Music News Pictures Tour Updates

Nicky Is Getting Ready for 2016!

In case you missed it: earlier this week, Nicky shared that his album will be released next Spring! Today, he shared this picture of his well known Ireland flag earphones! Roll on 2016!

Categories News Tour

Strictly Come Dancing tour 2014

Susanna Reid, Abbey Clancy, Deborah Meaden and Nicky Byrne have all been confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing 2014 live tour.

They will join Natalie Gumede, Mark Benton and Ben Cohen – who left the current series last weekend – in a star-studded line up set to travel to ten different venues in nine different UK cities.

Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli will also be on hand to give their expert feedback and all important scores – with former Strictly favourite Lisa Riley returning to the glitterball dance floor as host.

Choreographer Craig directs the live show for the fourth year running.

“Strictly is intense, absorbing, enormously demanding and endlessly enjoyable,” said BBC Breakfast host Susanna.

“I’m thrilled I’m going to be part of the tour, I’ll be making sure I’m on top form, to put on the best show possible for the wonderful arena audiences around the country.”

Model Abbey added: “I’m having the time of my life on Strictly this year and I am so excited to be joining the 2014 tour.

“Dancing in some of the biggest arenas around the country is such a great opportunity and I can’t wait to thank everyone for the support I’ve received on the TV series.”

Deborah Meaden added she was “gutted” her Strictly run had ended, saying the chance to wear “those fabulous costumes and dance with the gorgeous Robin again is too good to miss!”

The multi-million pound production will open at the Birmingham NIA on 17 January 2014.

Strictly fans get to watch the celebrity dancing couples competing live for the TV judges’ votes and then get to vote themselves with their mobile phones.

Buy tickets to see Strictly Come Dancing Live in 2014 here.

Categories Tour

New tour dates added

Due to phenomenal public demand, Westlife have added more shows in June to their Greatest Hits Tour! There will be a fan club pre-sale through the Westlife website tomorrow. Tickets will go on general sale on Friday 28th October at 9.00am. – Westlife HQ

  • 05 June, 2012 – Nottingham
  • 07 June, 2012 – London
  • 08 June, 2012 – Birmingham
  • 09 June, 2012 – Manchester
  • 11 June, 2012 – Cardiff
  • 12 June, 2012 – Sheffield
  • 13 June, 2012 – Liverpool
  • 15 June, 2012 – Newcastle
  • 16 June, 2012 – Glasgow
Categories Concerts Tour

New Tour Announced!

Kian, Shane, Mark and Nicky are excited to announce that they will be heading back on the road in 2012!

The tour entitled ‘The Greatest Hits Tour’ will see the boys perform their 14 number one singles and more, in one spectacular live show!

Westlife Fan Club Ticket pre-sale begins at 9AM on Tuesday 18th October (today) and are available through Ticketmaster here.

Tickets go on general sale Friday (21st October) at 9AM and will be available from the Live Nation website here.

Westlife will play the following dates:

Newcastle – Monday 14th May – Metro Radio ArenaX
Liverpool – Tuesday 15th May – Echo Arena
Cardiff – Thursday 17th May – Motorpoint Arena
Sheffield – Saturday 19th May – Motorpoint Arena
Birmingham – Sunday 20th May – LG Arena
Nottingham – Tuesday 22nd May – Capital FM Arena
London – Wednesday 23rd May – O2 Arena
Manchester – Saturday 26th May – Evening News Arena
Glasgow – Sunday 27th May – SECC