Boyzone announce two Irish gigs as part of their farewell tour
The tour kicks off next year.
After 25 years together, Boyzone have announced the details of their final album - as well as their farewell tour.
The 13-date 25th anniversary celebration and farewell tour will kick off in Belfast on January 23 at the SSE Arena, before moving to Dublin's 3Arena on January 24.
Tickets go on sale on June 22 at 9am and will be available from the usual outlets.
A statement from the band read:
“When we started out as five young Dublin Northsiders, eager to face the world, we never imagined that we’d still have an army of fans some twenty-five years later... If you’d seen our famous first TV appearance on The Late Late Show, you’d probably be surprised too!
"But what followed was the stuff of dreams.
"We’ve played stadiums and arenas all over the world, released six albums, and had almost two-dozen hits.
"We really can’t put into words just how much you, the fans, have supported us along the way.
"Without that support, we would have never achieved what we have, and for that we’re eternally grateful.
"We’ve had some tough times too. The loss of Stephen left scars that we will carry as a band forever.
"Twenty-five years is a long time. We’re certainly not boys anymore, and we all feel that we should now call time on our lives together as Boyzone and go out on a real high."
Their final album, Thank You & Goodnight, will be released on November 16.
The band went on to explain that the album will have a special tribute to Stephen with a new song, I Can Dream.
"We came across a demo that he originally recorded for his solo album in 2002 and we’ve had the opportunity to re-work the song and add our harmonies alongside his lead vocal.
"It was a bittersweet experience to hear all our voices together again. It’s the closest the five of us will ever get to being in a room together again making music."
THANK YOU & GOODNIGHT – THE FAREWELL TOUR
23rd – Belfast, SSE Arena
24th – Dublin, 3Arena
26th – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
27th – Liverpool, Echo Arena
29th – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
30th – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
1st – Leeds, First Direct Arena
2nd – Manchester, Arena
4th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
5th – Brighton, Centre
7th – London, The O2
8th – Birmingham, Genting Arena
9th – Bournemouth, International Centre