- 12 Apr 19
Westlife have an exciting year ahead, embarking on an extensive tour this summer and releasing their newest album this autumn.
Irish boyband Westlife have sold more than 40 million albums since their formation in 1998. After a hiatus beginning in 2011, Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian's reunion in October 2018 brought much excitement. Now, they have announced their first album since reuniting, Spectrum, set for a 6th September release.
The band posted the news to their Twitter:
So happy to announce that our new album ’Spectrum’ is coming on 6th September! pic.twitter.com/WrqTyNFt5D
— Westlife (@westlifemusic) April 11, 2019
Recorded in Dublin, LA and London, the 11 track album cements Westlife’s return to the international music scene on the exact day they mark the twentieth anniversary of the release of their first ever UK single. ‘Swear It Again’ was released on 12 April 1999.
Written and produced by superstar hitmakers such as Steve Mac, Ed Sheeran and James Bay, the album showcases the band’s stunning vocals with a collection fresh pop anthems and soul-stirring ballads. It includes the stellar first single of their music comeback ‘Hello My Love’ as well as their current hit ‘Better Man’.
“We are making new fresh pop music for old and new fans alike and are so excited to share ‘Spectrum’ with everybody,” the band say of the album. The album is available for pre-order now.
Their pop comeback includes their fastest-selling UK and Ireland tour of all time, confirming Westlife’s position as national music treasures.
Celebrating Westlife's 20th anniversary, the tour will kick off in Belfast on 25th May, with the run of live shows ending in Dublin on 5th July.
Earlier this week, they also announced that they will be screening their sold-out Croke Park gig live at cinemas across Ireland and the UK. The show takes place 6th July, and is the final night of their 20th anniversary tour.
Listen to their new track 'Better Man' below.