Westlife star Mark Feehily has admitted he’s feeling a little torn as his band announces their next tour.
After spending lockdown at home with his “perfect” daughter Layla and fiancé Caileane O’Neill, the singer says he’s been doing his best to juggle family life with the boyband’s new music.
And as the proud dad, 41, gears up for the band’s Wild Dreams tour, he says he can’t wait to take her along to see him perform live for the first time.
He told the Mirror: “It was the best to spend so much time with Layla during the lockdown, watching her grow and learning new things everyday. It was perfect. Our little girl is the best thing to happen to me and Caileane, she is gorgeous. I’ve never known love like it.
“I am doing my best to juggle parenting with all of our new music. The best thing is that Layla loves music and singing and so she will definitely be coming to a gig or two to see daddy do his thing. I cannot wait for it.”
Westlife – which also stars Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne and Kian Egan – announce today that they’ll be touring the UK’s biggest arenas in 2022 to perform their greatest hits, including Swear It Again, Flying Without Wings and World Of Our Own, along with songs from their upcoming new album Wild Dreams.
They’re also set to headline a sold-out show at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The band said: “We are incredibly excited to announce news of The Wild Dreams Tour and to finally get back performing to all of our fans at the UK’s biggest arenas.
“After the last 18 months, this tour means more to us than any that we’ve ever done before. It will be a massive celebration and will bring us closer to our fans than ever before.
“We’re planning some spectacular shows which will include all of our greatest hits and some special surprises.”
News of the 2022 tour marks the beginning of a packed schedule for Westlife who have just released their new single Starlight, the first track of the highly anticipated new album Wild Dreams, which is available for pre-order now.
Full list of tour dates:
08 July 2022 Dublin, Aviva Stadium
23 July 2022 Scarborough, Open Air Theatre
06 August 2022 London, Wembley Stadium
12 August 2022 Cork, Páirc Uí Chaoimh
13 August 2022 Cork, Páirc Uí Chaoimh
17 November 2022 Aberdeen, P&J Live
19 November 2022 Glasgow, OVO Hydro
22 November 2022 Leeds, First Direct Arena
24 November 2022 Manchester, AO Arena
26 November 2022 Newcastle, Utilita Arena
28 November 2022 Sheffield, Utilita Arena
30 November 2022 Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
03 December 2022 Birmingham, Utilita Arena
07 December 2022 London, The O2
09 December 2022 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
11 December 2022 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Tickets for Westlife go on-sale to the general public on Friday, November 5 at 9.30am at www.livenation.co.uk/
Fans can also pre-order Westlife’s forthcoming album Wild Dreams, out on November 26, from www.westlife.com