As the old cliché goes, the show must go on but after the tragic passing of Stephen Gately those words must make Boyzone draw strength, as they set about going on their first UK tour without the charismatic singer.
The band, who recently had the double boost of a number one album, 'Brother', released in tribute to Gately and a top-rated TV tribute show to the late singer recently announced they will play a tour over February and March 2011. The Brother Tour starts on 21st February at the Liverpool Echo Arena and goes to Cardiff CIA for a double-date, Wembley Arena and Sheffield Arena during February. March sees them start at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on the first of the month before travelling to the Birmingham LG, Nottingham Trent FM Arena, the Manchester MEN, Brighton Centre (X2), the London 02 and Aberdeen AECC (X2) before ending the tour at the Glasgow SECC on March 12th.
It is sure to be a show filled with emotion, especially as new songs get new live airings and their classic back catalogue will have a strange new feel to it. It is great to see the lads coming together and getting inspiration from the sad passing of their band mate and lifelong friend. And as an added bonus, it may keep that crazy Keith Duffy off Coronation Street for a while. So to be in with a chance of seeing the Boyz just click the ticket links below. Tickets are £35.50 (£36.50 for the London & Brighton shows).