Westlife - Third and final ever Sheffield date announced

Pop band Westlife
Pop band Westlife

Due to phenomenal demand Westlife have now added a third date at the Motorpoint Arena on Sunday, May 13, 2012 - tickets for their first two nights in Sheffield are now sold out. Following the bands recent announcement that, after 14 years, they are to separate, the May 13 show in Sheffield will now be the opening night of their final tour. Tickets for their third show go on general sale on Friday, January 13 at 9am.

The tour entitled ‘The Greatest Hits Tour’ will see Kian, Shane, Mark and Nicky perform their 14 number one singles and hits in one spectacular live show which has seen the band amass a staggering 44 million record sales worldwide, the aforementioned 14 number one singles and seven number one albums.

With two Brits, an MTV Award, a World Music Award, no less than four Record of The Years under their belt and an incredible back catalogue spanning well over a decade not many artists can compare to Westlife’s extraordinary success. In the UK alone they have earned the title of Biggest Selling International Band this Decade, scoring 10 multi platinum albums, the third highest number one single record in UK history (with only Elvis Presley and The Beatles ahead) and they also hold the crown for the Biggest Arena Act of All Time in the UK performing a record of 25 concerts at Wembley Arena.

Catch Westlife live at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on Saturday May 19, Tuesday, June 12, and now Sunday May 13.

Tickets for Sunday May 13 go on general sale Friday January 13 at 9.00am. Tickets are priced £41.50 (may be subject to booking fee). You can purchase tickets in person from the Arena Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 56 56 or via the venue website Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Statement by Westlife - Thursday October 20, 2011

‘After 14 years, 26 top ten hits including 14 number one singles, 11 top five albums, seven of which hit the top spot and have collectively sold over 44 million copies around the world, 10 sell out tours and countless memories that we will forever cherish, we today announce our plan to go our separate ways after a greatest hits collection this Christmas and a farewell tour next year. The decision is entirely amicable and after spending all of our adult life together so far, we want to have a well-earned break and look at new ventures. We see the greatest hits collection and the farewell tour as the perfect way to celebrate our incredible career along with our fans. We are really looking forward to getting out on the tour and seeing our fans one last time.

Over the yearsWestlife has become so much more to us than just a band. Westlife are a family. We would like to thank our fans who have been with us on this amazing journey and are part of our family too.

We never imagined when we started out in 1998 that 14 years later we would still be recording, touring and having hits together. It has been a dream come true for all of us.’