Back in 2013, Busted and McFly made a lot fans’ dreams come true when they announced that the 2 bands were merging to become a supergroup called McBusted. A 2011 American tour also brought together New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys.
And now, 90s heartthrobs Boyzone and Westlife look to be following in their footsteps with Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and Westlife’s Brian McFadden joining forces to create a super-duo group, called Boyzlife. Funded by hotel giant Hilton, the 2 singers will be touring Hilton hotels around the UK later this year.
The new project will see the Westlife singer and the Boyzone star sharing stories from their pop hey-day, as well as performing a number of popular hits from their former bands repertoire. “Brian and I have been talking about this for a while so it’s really exciting to finally be able to reveal Boyzlife. We can’t wait to get out on the road and reconnect with our fans, taking a trip down memory lane,” shared Duffy.
Talking to The Sun UK, McFadden is hopeful that this partnership could potentially lead to a full reunion between the 2 groups. Because let’s face it: what is Westlife without Shane Filan and Boyzlife without Ronan Keating, right?
“Can you imagine the craic? Nine of us Irish lads on a tour bus together, going round the world together. It would be absolutely carnage. We all get on so well so you never know. We could end up adding more people to the next one. Right now this is about me and Keith but the door is always open,” said McFadden.
Boyzone was first formed in 1993. They scored 18 Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Charts and sold approximately 25 million records during their career before splitting in 2000. The Boyzone members reunited briefly in 2008 for a UK and Ireland tour. Daily Mail reported that their “Better” tour in 2009 was the last to feature Stephen Gately before his premature death on 10th October.
McFadden is perhaps the most surprising band member to represent Westlife as he was the first one to quit the group in 2004. The remaining 4 members continued after McFadden’s departure, but they officially disband in 2012 and went their separate ways.
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