Brian McFadden announced as support act for BOYZONE

06/09/2017

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Brian McFadden announced as support act for BOYZONE

Irish singer songwriter and former Westlife star Brian McFadden is set to join Boyzone when the Irish pop sensations take to the stage in Derby for an unforgettable evening of hits! The band will be performing at the 3aaa County Ground, home of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, on Saturday 16 September 2017, one of just a few dates this year to see the boys first hand doing what they love best.

With Boyzone’s 25-year anniversary approaching in 2018 the band have an incredible catalogue of hit after hit, having amassed 25 million record sales, seven hit studio albums, six UK Number One singles and hundreds of thousands of ticket sales to date, and they are still going strong! Ronan, Keith, Shane and Mikey will be bringing their beautiful harmonies and much-loved tracks to Derby, in what will not just be an amazing evening for their fans but anyone looking for a brilliant boy band vibe, with Brian McFadden’s Westlife fame only adding to the experience.

Brian McFadden is perhaps best known as one of the founder members of the hugely successful Irish boy band Westlife but also achieved great success as a singer songwriter in his own right and a popular TV personality. Brian left the band in 2004 and went on to develop his own music, including Number One singles ‘Real to Me’, ‘Almost Here’ – a duet with Deltra Goodrem, ‘Like Only a Woman Can’, from his second album ‘Set in Stone’, and ‘Just Say So’ in 2010. As a songwriter Brian has written for Il Divo and Girls Aloud, among others, also co-writing ‘Together We Are One’ – the anthem for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. 2010 saw him release his fourth studio album ‘The Irish Connection’, which included duets with Ronan Keating and Sinead O’Connor. Brian then secured the role of judge on Australia’s Got Talent in 2010, staying with the show for three series, and later supporting Ronan in his 2013 UK ‘Fires’ Tour. He has since made many TV appearances, including The Jump and Celebrity Catchphrase, and is currently working with Keith Duffy in the popular BoyzLife double act tour.

Brian McFadden said “It’s always a dream to work with the boys – Boyzone are and always will be iconic. I know them all; we have worked together in different capacities before, and we always have such a laugh. I am really looking forward to coming over to Derby and seeing everyone there. Be sure to join us.”

Boyzone’s debut album, ‘Said And Done’, crashed into the UK Number One spot in 1995, followed by their first UK Number One single ‘Words’ off their second album. With sold-out shows and top selling singles as far afield as Asia and right across Europe, everything Boyzone touched has just gone from strength to strength over the decades that have followed. The band played their last sell-out show as a group in 2000 before moving on to focus their attentions on solo careers, acting, theatre performances and reality TV. In 2008 the band reformed, and their ‘Back Again: No Matter What’ Tour was described as what both audiences and critics agreed to be their best show yet. Just a year later the tragic passing of band member Stephen Gately cast some uncertainty over the future of the band, with them each returning to their own projects, but with the 25th anniversary approaching the boys couldn’t resist going back out on tour on some select dates in 2017.

Concert promoter Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, CEO of LHG Live said: “We are thrilled to be working with Boyzone once again, and Brian McFadden is going to be a brilliant support act for the boys – this promises an incredible evening of boy band magic and tickets are selling fast!”

Tickets to see Boyzone with support artist Brian McFadden at the 3aaa County Ground on Saturday 16 September are priced at £37.50 for General Admission (+ booking fees) and £50.00 for Platinum (+ booking fees) are available from:

www.ticketmaster.co.uk

www.lhgtickets.com

www.derbyshireccc.com

www.boyzonenetwork.com

Tickets are standing. Children under 16 may be asked for ID and must be accompanied by an adult

Accessible tickets are available directly from the 3aaa County Ground, Derby through: T. 01332 388101 | Web: derbyshireccc.com | E-mail: info@derbyshireccc.com

A variety of hospitality packages are available, priced from £120.00 per person through: T. 01332 388105 | Web: derbyshireccc.com | E-mail: hospitality@derbyshireccc.com

Artist Links:

Brian McFadden

Website – www.brianmcfadden.com

Twitter – @BrianMcFadden

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BrianMcFaddenMusic

Boyzone

Website - http://boyzonenetwork.com/

Twitter - @theREALboyzone

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Boyzone

The show is being promoted and produced by LHG Live by arrangement with Solo

Promoter – LHG Live is the UK’s leading producer of ‘music with sport’ events as well as one of the country’s premier producer and promoter of a range of outdoor and indoor music events. With over 20 years’ experience in its field, having reached the top 20 of the UK’s Fast Track 100, as well as its CEO Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE having won the ‘Nat West Everywoman of the Year’ as the UK’s leading female entrepreneur, the company continues to develop key partnerships in British sport and music alongside delivering a great variety of events and shows.

For all press enquiries please contact:

Ruth Parrish: Ruth@lizhobbsgroup.com or T. 01636 555 666, ext. 1

Gemma-Louise King: gemma@lizhobbsgroup.com or T. 01636 555666, ext. 3

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