It’s time to say farewell to one of the most successful boybands around - Westlife broke thousands of fans’ hearts around the globe when they announced that they would be saying goodbye to the music world – however, in true ‘Westlife fashion’, they decided to bid farewell to their army of fans’ by heading on a huge ‘Farewell’ arena tour and entertainmentwise.com headed to the o2 arena to see if the fab four were set to go out with a bang!
With a massive 14 number one singles and 44 million record sales in the last 14 years – this is a band that have gone against all the ‘boyband’ odds, even if they do stick with the ballads, the stools and the suits a lot of the time.
Their fans have grown up with them, so when each of the four take to a huge arena screen to say their own personal goodbyes to the people that have made their dreams come true over the years – the fans – it’s definitely emotional and the more they speak about the fact that they’ve had the most amazing fourteen years, the more we realise that they mean every word, even if things did get a bit too cheesy at times!
The band kicked off their packed, 2 hour set list with fan favourite ‘What About Now’ before heading on to more of their #1s, including ‘My Love’, ‘What Makes A Man’ and ‘Queen Of My Heart’, to name just a few – as the crowd cheered them on, the guys picked out a few ‘dirty’ banners as well as making even more individual speeches...they then burst into a medley which included a rather odd but awesome mix of Black Eyed Peas’ ‘I Got A Feeling’, Kings of Leon’s ‘Sex on Fire’ before finishing the medley with The Pussycat Dolls’ ‘Dontcha’...sexy dance moves included and we were especially impressed by the boys’ efforts to ‘Shuffle’ LMFAO style!
The guys then ‘flew’ into the crowd to finish the show, true Westlife style to belt out more of their biggest hits, including the song that kicked it all off – ‘Swear It Again’, before heading back to the main stage to end on a high with ‘Flying Without Wings’.
All in all, a job well done – not a dry eye in the house...Westlife will be missed!
However, judging by the amount of ‘reunion’ tours around at the minute – this might not be the last time we see those famous white suits grace the stage.
Same time, same place in 10 years maybe??
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