Westlife 2.0 want to show their love

The Irish boyband are marking their 20th anniversary with a new album and tour.
Westlife (comprising, from left, Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan) are planning an Asia tour this year.
Westlife (comprising, from left, Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan) are planning an Asia tour this year.PHOTO: UNIVERSAL MUSIC SINGAPORE

The Irish boyband are marking their 20th anniversary with a new album and a tour

Irish group Westlife are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their formation with a new album and a tour - they are definitely not just coasting along.

After keeping a low profile for the past six years, the quartet - made up of Nicky Byrne, 40; Kian Egan, 38; Mark Feehily, 38; and Shane Filan, 39 - plan to come back with a bang. Former member Brian McFadden, who left the group in 2004 to pursue a solo career, is not part of the reunion.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 01, 2019, with the headline 'Westlife 2.0 want to show their love'. Print Edition | Subscribe