Westlife say farewell to Belfast

Published Wednesday, 30 May 2012
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Westlife fans turned out in force at the Odyssey on Tuesday to say goodbye to the Irish boy band before they split.

Westlife say farewell to Belfast
Westlife played the first of five gigs at the Odyssey Arena on Tuesday. (© Bernie McAllister)

Shane, Nicky, Kian and Mark announced last year that they will go their separate ways, after 14 years together.

But before they go they will play five dates at Belfast's Odyssey Arena, a city where they have performed 60 times previously.

It is the final tour for the band, which has sold more than 44 million records worldwide, and Westlife will play their last concert at Dublin's Croke Park next month.

Their closing gig will be screened at cinemas across the globe in countries including South Africa, Finland and the Netherlands.

The boys, who were originally signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh, have topped the UK charts 14 times.

Westlife started on the road to pop success in 1998 with five members, but in 2004 Brian McFadden left the group to focus on solo projects.

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© UTV News
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