Nicky Byrne, who represented Ireland in Eurovision 2016, and his band Westlife just had one of their best weeks. Just last weekend they performed for more than 160.000 people at Croke Park in Dublin for two sold out shows. Following to that success, their “Greatest Hits” album could return to No. 1 of the Irish Charts by the end of the week. But this is not all. They also released a new single, aired their Saturday concert live in cinemas all over Ireland and the UK and the lead single from their new album went double platinum in Ireland!
Westlife still on top of their game
Westlife just ended their European stage of their TWENTY TOUR with two sold out shows in Croke Park, Dublin. The more than 160.000 tickets sold out in minutes and the audience wasn’t disappointed after the celebration of 20 years Westlife!
Mark from Westlife wrote afterwards on Instagram:
Myself and the lads have all spoken this morning and agreed that this weekend has been the best weekend of our lives!!! For so many reasons 🌈🇮🇪
Moreover, the Saturday show from Croke Park was shown live in cinemas all over Ireland and UK. Many fans who could make it to the shows in Dublin or couldn’t get tickets could celebrate there. This is probably another reason, why their “Greatest Hits” album could return to No. 1 of the Irish album charts this weeks with all of their albums currently charting inside the Top 100!
Just in time for their big shows this weekend, they also released a brand new single called “Dynamite”. This is the third song from the new album “Spectrum”, which will be released in November this year. The guys performed it for the first time last Friday. The song went straight to No. 1 on the Irish iTunes charts. You can listen to the song below:
In the meantime, the first single from their brand new album “Hello My Love” went double platinum in Ireland.
You can easily say they had really an amazing week! After this big tour they already said they will go back on a big tour with a new show and with their new album next year.
This comes after they managed to sell out two nights in the 82,000 seater Croke Park as well as five dates in the SSE Arena.
Twenty years into their careers and the future looks bright for Nicky Byrne and his mates from Westlife!