Following a year of remarkable ‘firsts’, US pop group 5WEST will support Boyzone on the Irish band’s farewell ‘Thank You & Goodnight’ sold-out UK arena tour. The group also announce the release of their new single ‘Stars About You’ October 11th.
October tour dates:
15th Resorts World Arena Birmingham
16th The SSE Hydro Glasgow
17th Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
19th Manchester Arena
21st London Palladium
22nd London Palladium
23rd London Palladium
24th London Palladium
25th London Palladium
Luc, Jon-Paul, Peet and Owen – collectively known as 5WEST – made their first live performance as a group in South Africa at The President’s Ball before headlining Cape Town’s Mr Gay World 2019. An invitation to perform at Grand Canaria Pride (supporting Eurovision’s Conchita) was followed by spots at Pride Festivals in the UK where the group then hit the road to perform at county shows, holiday resorts, high profile charity events (including a tribute for England legend Duncan Edwards), under 18 nights, and their own school tour – from which multiple street teams have emerged.
“We’ve really enjoyed and appreciated all the shows we’ve done so far this year. We aren’t expecting things to fall into our laps and are prepared to work really hard, to get out there and perform wherever we can and to as many people as possible. It’s been so encouraging to see the reaction from the audiences to our songs and our shows.”
The band’s determination to build a following and to achieve their shared dream from the ground-up, has led to this deservedly earned support slot – an impressive achievement for an 8-month-old band.
“We have all dreamt of playing in arenas, and what better way than to accompany such a great pop group on their last tour? We’re so thankful for the opportunity, and we can’t wait to meet Boyzone and all the incredible fans supporting them.’”
The Boyzone tour kicks off at Resorts World Arena Birmingham October 15th, includes 5 shows at the London Palladium concluding October 25th 2019. To coincide with the tour, 5WEST are releasing new single ‘Stars About You’ co-written with Grammy Award winning producer Bryan Todd (Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus). Describing the single the band said ‘We recorded ‘Stars About You’ on the first day we all met as a band. We want to make upbeat, anthemic pop hits and feel like this single represents us so well. We can’t wait for the song to resonate in people’s lives!’.
Watch the big tour reveal HERE
The week before 5WEST hit the arena stage, they will go on their second school tour this year. Pumped and ready to be back on the road they say “It’s one of our favourite things to do, getting to meet all the students and answer their questions. We think it’s important to communicate the significance of being yourself and having a good time”.
8 facts about 5WEST:
- They were originally a 5-piece band
- One member speaks 6 languages
- They have the same live agent as P!NK, Sir Paul McCartney, Elton John
- One member can play 10 instruments
- They only formed in February 2019
- One member appeared in the Star Trek film ‘Into Darkness’
- They have street teams across the globe
- One member shares the same vocal coach as Beyoncé