Boyzone gave a very emotional farewell to fans during their last ever Irish gig 4 years ago

Boyzone gave a very emotional farewell to fans during their last ever Irish gig

After 25 years together, Boyzone played their last ever Irish gig - and there were plenty of emotional scenes.

Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy and Mikey Graham took to the stage at the 3Arena in Dublin last night as part of their Thank You and Goodnight tour.


And just a few songs into last night's nostalgia-filled gig, Ronan delivered an emotional speech thanking the fans who had supported them over the last 25 years.

"The four of us, the five of us, want to thank you," he said, according to The Irish Independent, referencing their late band mate, Stephen Gately.

He continued:

"In 1993 we were babies we were kids, we didn’t know our arse from our elbow and we got on that green beautiful green bird and we flew to London and all hell broke loose and we never saw it coming nobody did.  We've lived the dream.

"They say you'll never work a day in your life if you're doing the job you love and we have never worked a day in our lives thanks to you guys.

“We've only begun this tour, we've a long road ahead of us, but tonight feels like the climax of something really big in our lives.  It's really special.  It's going to be emotional.  I'm trying to get through this.”


The band also paid a touching tribute to Gately, who passed away in 2009, whose vocals could be heard during the performance of their latest single, Dream.


Following the gig, fans flooded Twitter with photos and videos from the evening  in tribute to the pop group.



The Thank You And Goodnight tour will continue with a string of shows in the UK until mid-February, before moving to Australia and New Zealand in March.