Sell out expected as Boyzone drop in

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Boyzone, the Ronan Keating led Irish boyband who have sold 25 million records worldwide, are heading to Blackpool.

The band split after the death of original member Stephen Gately but have reformed for a 20th Anniversary Tour.

They will play the Opera House, in the Winter Gardens complex, on December 11.

Boyzone – who, as the sharper ones among you may be able to deduce, formed in 1993 – are expected to sell out a tour that also takes in Wembley and arenas in Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle.

They have had 19 singles in the top 40 – six topping the charts – and five number one albums.

“We have decided to take to the road once more to thank the fans for the incredible support and dedication they have shown over the past 20 years,” said Keating.

He will take the stage with bandmates Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch and perform big hits like Love Me For A Reason, Father and Son and No Matter What.

The band are playing 17 venues across Britain.

The Opera House wasn’t among the original venues selected but has been added to the tour due to the large demand for tickets.

“There has been an incredible interest in the band and an overwhelming number of people wanting to go and see them so that is why we have added a date in Blackpool,” said a spokesman.

“They have had 21 singles, seven albums, 25 million record sales, hundreds of gigs, millions of memories and 20 years later, are still going strong – and I think that is why so many people like them and feel strongly about them.”

Tickets priced £35.50 (booking fees may apply) go on sale at 9am on Saturday and are available from or the Winter Gardens Box Office on 0844 856 1111.

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