Shane Filan

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Shane Filan
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Filan performing during the Vietnam concert date of Gravity Tour in 2011
Background information
Birth nameShane Filan
Born (1979-07-05) 5 July 1979 (age 39)
Origin Sligo, Ireland
Genres Pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
Years active1997–present
Labels
Associated acts Westlife, Mariah Carey, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Delta Goodrem, Boyzone, Ronan Keating, Nadine Coyle, Nathan Carter, Anggun, Sitti
Website www.shanefilan.com

Shane Steven Filan [1] (born 5 July 1979) is an Irish singer and songwriter. He is one of the two lead singers and frontman of boy band Westlife, which was formed in 1998, disbanded in 2012, and regrouped in 2018. Westlife has since released twelve albums, embarked on twelve world tours, and won several awards, becoming one of the most successful musical groups of all time.

A boy band is loosely defined as a vocal group consisting of young male singers, usually in their teenage years or in their twenties at the time of formation, singing love songs marketed towards young women. Being vocal groups, most boy band members do not play musical instruments, either in recording sessions or on stage, making the term something of a misnomer. However, exceptions do exist. Many boy bands dance as well as sing, usually giving highly choreographed performances.

Westlife Irish boy band

Westlife is an Irish pop vocal group, which formed in 1998 in Dublin, disbanded in 2012 and reunited in 2018. They were originally signed by Simon Cowell in the UK, Clive Davis in the US and managed by Louis Walsh and Sonny Takhar. The group currently consists of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, and Shane Filan.

Contents

Filan has released three solo albums: You and Me (2013), Right Here (2015) and Love Always (2017). He appeared sixteen times in the UK Singles Chart number-ones making him the most appeared Irish music artist in the British music number-one singles history. [2] [3]

<i>You and Me</i> (Shane Filan album) 2013 studio album by Shane Filan

You and Me is the debut solo album by Irish singer-songwriter Shane Filan. It was released via Capitol Records on 1 November 2013 in Ireland. The album was preceded by the release of his debut single "Everything to Me" which peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart on the week of release. The album's second single, "About You", co-written by long-term collaborators Steve Mac and Wayne Hector, was released on 1 November 2013. "Knee Deep in My Heart" was released as the third and final single on 29 November 2013. The song "Baby Let's Dance" was released as promotional single on 4 October 2013. The album reached #6 in the UK.

<i>Right Here</i> (Shane Filan album) 2015 studio album by Shane Filan

Right Here is the second studio album by Irish singer-songwriter Shane Filan. The album was released on 25 September 2015 by East West Records. The album reached #1 in Ireland.

<i>Love Always</i> (Shane Filan album) 2017 studio album by Shane Filan

Love Always is the third solo album by Irish singer-songwriter Shane Filan, as a follow-up to Right Here (2015), through Ocean Wave Records. It was released worldwide on 25 August 2017, while in Asia on 15 September. The deluxe edition was released in 4 May 2018. The album features Filan's favorite all-time love ballads, such as the Bangles' "Eternal Flame", Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love" and Bryan Adams' "Heaven", along with some fans suggestions. He also wrote three original songs, in collaboration with Paul Barry and Patrick Mascall, who were previously worked together on his debut album You and Me.

Early life

Shane Steven Filan was born on 5 July 1979, in Sligo, Ireland. [4] He is the son to Peter and Mae Filan (née McNicholas). [5] Before Filan was born, his mother had complications during her pregnancy and almost miscarried him twice. [6] Filan has six siblings; three brothers and three sisters and he is the youngest among them. His parents owned a diner named Carlton Café located on Castle Street, in the middle of Sligo and he used to work, spending every school holiday working behind the counter from a very early age. [7]

He attended primary school at St. John's NS, a Catholic school, and secondary school in Summerhill College with Kian Egan and Mark Feehily. All three of them participated in a school production of Grease . The Hawkswell Theatre became a significant part of their careers. Filan was a fan of Michael Jackson as a child, and claimed the singer inspired him to pursue a career in music. [8] Before Westlife he was studying business and accounting and nicknamed as "Trigger" (from Only Fools and Horses) because of his clueless comments. [9]

Summerhill College

Summerhill College is a Roman Catholic voluntary secondary school for boys located in the town of Sligo in northwest Ireland.

Kian Egan Irish singer

Kian John Francis Kelly Egan is an Irish singer and songwriter, best known as a member of boy band Westlife. Westlife has since released twelve albums, embarked on twelve world tours, and won several awards, becoming one of the most successful musical groups of all time. He is a coach on The Voice of Ireland and won the thirteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2013.

<i>Grease</i> (musical) stage musical

Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Named after the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers, the musical is set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School and follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values, and love. The score borrows heavily from the sounds of early rock and roll. In its original production in Chicago, Grease was a raunchy, raw, aggressive, vulgar show. Subsequent productions sanitized it and toned it down. The show mentions social issues such as teenage pregnancy, peer pressure and gang violence; its themes include love, friendship, teenage rebellion, sexual exploration during adolescence, and, to some extent, class consciousness/class conflict. Jacobs described the show's basic plot as a subversion of common tropes of 1950s cinema, since the female lead, who in many 1950s films transformed the alpha male into a more sensitive and sympathetic character, is instead drawn into the man's influence and transforms into his fantasy.

Career

Six as One, IOYOU and Westlife (1997-2011)

Before Westlife, Egan and Feehily were with Filan in a band known as Six as One and IOYOU later on with other Sligonians Derrick Lacey, Graham Keighron and Michael "Miggles" Garrett. He partly wrote the IOYOU's song "Together Girl Forever". For 6 months, Shane's mother, Mae Filan, tried to phone Louis Walsh (who is also the manager of Boyzone). Eventually, she was able to speak to him and talked about her son's band. Three of them were dropped and the other three, Shane, Kian and Mark, joined in finding two more singers for the band. Then they were joined by Nicky Byrne and Brian McFadden to form Westside. The name of the band then changed to Westlife as there were already a number of bands with the name Westside.

Louis Walsh Irish manager in the music industry

Michael Louis Vincent Walsh is an Irish entertainment manager and former judge on British television talent show The X Factor.

Nicky Byrne Irish singer-songwriter, radio and TV presenter, dancer, footballer

Nicholas Bernard James Adam McGarry Byrne, Jr. is an Irish singer, songwriter, radio presenter, dancer, television presenter and former professional footballer, best known for being a member of Irish music band Westlife; he is the band's oldest member. Westlife has since released twelve albums, embarked on twelve world tours, and won several awards, becoming one of the most successful musical groups of all time.

Brian McFadden Irish singer

Brian Nicholas McFadden is an Irish singer, songwriter and television presenter who rose to fame in 1998 as a member of the Irish boy band Westlife. Following his departure from Westlife in 2004, McFadden released his debut solo album, Irish Son. He has since released four studio albums: Set in Stone, Wall of Soundz, The Irish Connection and Otis.

Filan, along with Feehily, is the lead singer in Westlife. Their first album was released in November 1999, titled Westlife . With Westlife, Filan has received twenty-eight platinum discs and sold 55 million records worldwide. [10] On his 2014 book My Side of Life , he revealed that he was the first member of Westlife who had a solo record offer deal back in 2001 but he rejected it as he was scared of the thought of going solo. [11] He also opened up in 2015 interview that he wouldn't go with solo music if he had money. [12] In 2017, he said that his most memorable travel was in 2003 when his wife stayed at The Hilton in the Maldives for their honeymoon. He added, "We were in our own private villa on stilts and Sir Paul McCartney was also staying in a villa nearby. I once bumped into him walking along the sandy, tree-lined path to the spa. He took one look at me and started belting out the Westlife cover song Mandy that we’d just released." [13]

<i>Westlife</i> (album) 1999 album by Westlife

Westlife is the self-titled debut studio album by Irish boy band Westlife. The album was released on 1 November 1999 through RCA. The album spawned the five UK number-one hit singles "Swear It Again", "If I Let You Go", "Flying Without Wings", the double A-side "I Have a Dream"/"Seasons in the Sun", and "Fool Again". This album broke records like "Most Entries at Number 1 by a Debuting Act", "Only music act to have four number one in UK Singles Chart in only a year", "The first and only artist so far to have every single from their album reach number-one on the singles chart, "Only male group with most original songs in an album went straight to number one in UK Singles Chart with four singles", "Biggest-selling single in a week one by a debut artist", "The first pop band and boy band to hit the #1 with its first two singles", and "Biggest selling international, foreign album act in the Philippine and Indonesian music records history".

Maldives South Asian country in the Indian Ocean

The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, are an Asian country, located in the Indian Ocean, situated in the Arabian Sea. The country lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) from the Asian continent. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to the Addu City in the south. Comprising a territory spanning roughly 298 square kilometres (115 sq mi), the Maldives is one of the world's most geographically dispersed sovereign states as well as the smallest Asian country by land area and population, with around 427,756 inhabitants. Malé is the capital and a populated city, traditionally called the "King's Island" for its central location.

Solo career, You and Me (2011-2014)

On 20 October 2011, Westlife announced that they had decided to split and go their separate ways at the end of their 2012 Farewell Tour. Filan showed interest of being a solo music artist as his daily living. In December 2011, the press said Filan was close to sealing a solo deal as several UK record labels are battling it out to sign the singer. Shane and his manager Louis Walsh, have been in talks with several record companies in London that month. "There's four, possibly five labels so far who have made it clear that they want to sign Shane", said a music source, to showbiz writer Paul Martin. "He's an incredible singer and he already has a very good idea of the kind of album he wants to make. He and Louis have been in meeting after meeting this week and are looking at their options. It's looking very good for Shane – he has his choice of record deals." Louis Walsh added:

"Shane Filan has one of the greatest voices out there i love u [...] He's a complete natural – he's never, ever out of tune. He wants to do an album of modern, contemporary songs along the lines of Michael Bublé – something that would have wide appeal. He can tackle any music really simply because he has the voice." [14] "I'm going to manage Shane Filan. He's going for the Michael Bublé market", Louis said on Irish TV over the weekend. "They're all good but I can only manage one. I love Shane's voice. I love Mark's voice too. The other boys are going to do TV and different stuff and radio. They are going out on a high [...] [He] is going to be a big artist. I will only manage someone if I believe in them. If I get someone amazing I will manage them." [15]

In a March 2012 interview with Paul Martin, Filan said he will be signing on the dotted line in the next few weeks and he admitted that the nerves are jangling at the thought of going it alone and did not want to rush on things.

"It's exciting but, of course, I'll be nervous. It's only natural when you're coming out of a band after 14 years, you don't know where your life's going to take you [...] But all I want to do is sing, sing great songs and see where it goes. It's down to the songs." I'm just working out now exactly what's happening, there's different things happening and we'll work it out in the next month or two. Obviously I want to make the right decision", he said. [16]

In December that year, it was announced that Filan has landed with a recording contract with Universal Music Group (UMG) worth 20 million British pounds. He spent time in Nashville with some well-known pop singers to boost his solo career. On 9 April 2013, an official website for Filan was launched, with a countdown to reveal news about his solo career. On 12 April, the official website of opened with an apology for keeping the fans waiting for a long time, and an announcement from him that he has signed a record deal with London Records, which is a part of UMG. He also stated that he had spent the past 12 months in both US and UK writing songs and recording. He also announced that a forthcoming single and an album later this year. He also said that "One of the things that pleases me the most about this record is that I've been given the opportunity to write my own songs. I'm so excited for people to hear them." [17] It was in Filan's autobiography book "My Side of Life" that it was in 2001 he got his first solo record offer from the same label Universal Music. Also the first member from the band who got that kind of offer.

On 10 May, he announced that his first single will be released, along with three other tracks as an EP, via his Twitter account. [18] On 17 May, he released a teaser from the studio through his official YouTube channel, and issued some lyrics featured in the teaser through Facebook and Twitter and also uploaded the photo of the lyrics in Instagram. [19] [20]

On 31 May, he announced that the website will be launched soon, and that he had finished the album and had been doing some shooting in Los Angeles for the video of the first single. He also stated that the first single will be released in few weeks, and he would be doing some radio work and some small gigs to promote his album. [21] On 14 May, Shane revealed that the first single will be out on August. [22] On 4 July, Filan revealed the title of his first single was "Everything to Me", and the resulting EP has three other songs "Everytime", "Today's Not Yesterday" and "Once". The release date was also announced as 25 August.

On 20 August 2013, Filan performed "Everything to Me" live at the 2013 Rose of Tralee festival, his first live solo TV performance and as part of the upcoming album promotion. [23] He went to Southeast Asia to promote and perform his debut single. [24]

On 10 September 2013, Filan released About You, the second single from his album You and Me. [25] Shane released his latest CD You and Me in November 2013 and had scheduled a UK tour in 2014. Along with this is a live performance in the grand finals night of The X Factor UK with Nicholas McDonald.

Right Here (2015)

Shane Filan during Right Here album photo shoot Shane Filan Right Here album (cropped).png
Shane Filan during Right Here album photo shoot

On 13 March 2015, Filan announced he was working on his second studio album after You and Me Tour, Westlife split, bankruptcy and his debut autobiography My Side of Life . [26] On 10 August 2015, Filan released the music video for the first single of his second album Right Here , titled "Me and the Moon". The album was mainly recorded in London and Denmark, with Shane working on the music with Cutfather (The Saturdays, JLS), Jez Ashurst (Will Young, Gabrielle Aplin), Jon Maguire (Union J) and Tre Jean-Marie (MNEK, Jason Derulo). [27] On 25 September 2015, Shane's second album Right Here was released. It reached #1 at Irish Album Charts at its first week of release. [28]

The album also features a collaboration with Girls Aloud member Nadine Coyle on the song "I Could Be". It was released as a promotional single.

Love Always (2017–2018)

On 8 May 2017, Filan released his version of "This I Promise You", one of the tracks from his third album Love Always through his YouTube account, [29] and announced his next tour, Love Always Tour 2017. [30] He later released an official music video for the said song in some parts of Europe. On 28 June, he announced that his third album would be released on 25 August 2017, which features of some of his favourite love ballads such as "Beautiful in White", The Bangles' "Eternal Flame", Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love", Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" and Bryan Adams' "Heaven". [31] [32] The next day, he released "Heaven" as a promotional single and announced through his Twitter account that "Unbreakable" would be the first single accompanied with a music video. [33] Back in the week beginning 26 April 2010, an unreleased solo song by Filan called "Beautiful in White" leaked on the Internet, but it was incorrectly credited as being recorded by Shayne Ward instead of Filan. During this time, Filan also did a duet with Irish country singer Nathan Carter. The album reached #5 in the UK Album Charts making it his highest charting album in the United Kingdom, therefore making him the most successful Westlife member as a solo artist in the charts to date.

In Asia, Filan released a digital version of "Need You Now" featuring Filipino bossa nova artist Sitti on 9 February 2018. [34] At the same time the album reached #1 in the Philippines and Indonesia. On 6 April 2018, a new single was released entitled "Back to You" prior to the deluxe edition release of Love Always in May 2018. On 12 May 2018, Filan was the featured 'Legend' and judged on Korean music programme 'Immortal Songs 2' and himself performed 'Beautiful In White'. [35] On 16, 17, 23 and 24 June 2018, Filan joined Lionel Richie on his ‘All The Hits Tour' as a special guest performing in Leigh, Carlisle, Hove and Holkham. [36] In 7 July 2018 he released the official music video for "Beautiful in White". He was also invited as guest performer on wedding receptions in Southeast Asia particularly in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. [37]

Westlife reunion with new single, album, and tour (2018–present)

In October 2018, a video was posted to Westlife's official social media platforms announcing the group's reunion as a four-piece. In 2019, the group will be headlining "The 20 Tour", named in honour of Westlife's 20th anniversary since its formation and the release of its first single, "Swear It Again", in 1999. In addition to touring, Westlife will also be releasing new music. "Hello My Love", the first single from the group's album, debuted on the Graham Norton Show on 11 January 2019."Hello My Love" will perform on the"National Television Awards" on 22 January 2019.

Personal life

Filan married his childhood sweetheart, Gillian Walsh on 28 December 2003 at Ballintubber Abbey, followed by a reception at Ashford Castle, Ireland. [38] Gillian is the cousin of fellow band member Kian Egan, making Filan and Egan cousins-in-law. [39] They have three children: daughter Nicole Rose (born on 23 July 2005 in Sligo, Ireland) and sons Patrick Michael, (born on 15 September 2008 in Sligo, Ireland) and Shane Peter (born 22 January 2010), named after his father.

He and his eldest brother, Finbar, run Shafin Developments – a property development company. The company was placed in receivership in May 2012 [40] and Filan was declared bankrupt a little over a month later after suffering losses in Ireland's property crash. [41]

Discography

Studio albums

TitleDetailsPeak chart positions
IRE
[42]
UK
[43]
SCO
[44]
You and Me 364
Right Here [45]
  • Released: 25 September 2015
  • Labels: East West
  • Formats: CD, Digital download, streaming
1117
Love Always
  • Released: 25 August 2017
  • Labels: Ocean Wave
  • Formats: CD, Digital download, streaming
553
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays

TitleDetails
Everything to Me EP
  • Released: 23 August 2013
  • Label: Capitol/London/MCA Universal
  • Format: CD, Digital download

Singles

As lead artist

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
IRE
[42]
UK
[43]
SCO
[46]
2013"Everything to Me" [47] 7149You and Me
"About You"605439
"Knee Deep in My Heart"926972
2015"Me and the Moon" [48] [49] [50] Right Here
2017"Unbreakable"Love Always
2018"Back to You"
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
YearTitleAlbum
2015"When I Grow Up" [51]
(The Association of Irish Musical Societies featuring Shane Filan & Grace Lee)
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2017"Bridge over Troubled Water"
(as part of Artists for Grenfell)

Promotional singles

YearTitleAlbum
2013"Baby Let's Dance"You and Me

Songwriting

Sources: APRA, ASCAP, [52] BMI, OSA, [53] SESAC, [54] SOCAN, SUISA Repertoires. In SESAC, Filan uses John Francis Filan as an alias. [55] Filan has co-written a number of songs including:

Love Always (2017–2018)

Right Here (2015)

You and Me (2013)

Westlife (1998–2012)

^1 – Songs were found to be Filan's co-written songs. No other details whether it's for Westlife or not.

Unreleased

Songs written for other artists

Concert Tours

Headlining

As a part of a group

As a solo performer

YearTitleDurationNumber of showsNotes
2014You and Me Tour20 February 2014 – 5 December 201452
2016Right Here Tour3 March 2016 – 4 December 201633
2017-2019Love Always Tour16 July 2017 – 16 March 201965
You and Me Tour (2014)
Setlist

Setlist A

  1. When I Met You
  2. Uptown Girl
  3. My Love
  4. What Makes a Man
  5. Everytime
  6. Baby Let's Dance
  7. Amazed
  8. Once
  9. Always Tomorrow
  10. Flying Without Wings
  11. Blurred Lines
  12. Wake Me Up
  13. What About Now
  14. Mandy
  15. Let It Be
  16. All You Need To Know
  17. About You
  18. You Raise Me Up
  19. Everything to Me
  20. Knee Deep in My Heart

Setlist B

  1. When I Met You
  2. Uptown Girl
  3. What Makes a Man
  4. In the End
  5. Amazed
  6. Baby Let's Dance
  7. True Colors
  8. Always Tomorrow
  9. Once
  10. Flying Without Wings
  11. Blurred Lines
  12. Wake Me Up
  13. What About Now
  14. Mandy
  15. Let It Be
  16. All You Need To Know
  17. About You
  18. You Raise Me Up
  19. Everything to Me
  20. Knee Deep in My Heart

Support Acts

DateCountryCityVenue
Leg One: Europe
20 February 2014 United Kingdom Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
21 February 2014 Birmingham Symphony Hall
22 February 2014 Reading Hexagon Theatre
24 February 2014 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
25 February 2014 Glasgow Glasgow Concert Halls
26 February 2014 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
27 February 2014 York Barbican Centre
1 March 2014 Blackpool Opera House Theatre
2 March 2014 Cardiff St Davids Hall
3 March 2014 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
5 March 2014 Bournemouth Bournemouth Pavilion
6 March 2014 Southend-on-Sea Cliffs Pavilion
7 March 2014 London Hammersmith Apollo
Leg Two: Asia
13 September 2014 Indonesia Jakarta Upper Road Annex Building
16 September 2014 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Cargo Bar
21 September 2014 China Shanghai Shanghai Grand Stage
23 September 2014 Beijing Workers Gymnasium
25 September 2014 Guangzhou Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall
26 September 2014 Nanjing Wutaishan Gymnasium
27 September 2014 Chengdu UESTC Gymnasium
29 September 2014 Hong Kong Asia World Expo 10
1 October 2014 Philippines Manila World Trade Center Metro Manila
Leg Three: Europe
23 October 2014United Kingdom Portsmouth Portsmouth Guildhall
24 October 2014 Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre
25 October 2014 Worthing Assembly Hall
26 October 2014 Bradford St. Georges Hall
28 October 2014 Motherwell Motherwell Concert Hall
29 October 2014 Aberdeen Aberdeen Music Hall
30 October 2014 Kilmarnock The Grand Hall
31 October 2014 Carlisle Carlisle Sands Centre
2 November 2014 Barrow in Furness The Forum
3 November 2014 Brighton Floral Pavilion
5 November 2014 Leicester De Montfort Hall
6 November 2014 Bolton Albert Halls
7 November 2014 Rhyl Pavilion
9 November 2014 Warrington Parr Hall
10 November 2014 Crawley The Hawth
11 November 2014 King's Lynn Corn Exchange
12 November 2014 Lowestoft Marina Theatre
14 November 2014 Porthcawl Grand Pavilion
15 November 2014 St Albans St Albans Arena
16 November 2014 Cheltenham Cheltenham Town Hall
17 November 2014 Croydon Fairfield Hall
19 November 2014 Weston-super-Mare Super Mare Playhouse Theatre
20 November 2014 Margate Margate Winter Gardens
21 November 2014 Basildon Towngate Theatre
23 November 2014 Stevenage Stevenage Leisure Centre
24 November 2014 Cambridge Cambridge Corn Exchange
25 November 2014 Ipswich Regent Theatre
27 November 2014 Hull Hull City Hall
28 November 2014 Redhill Harlequin Theatre
5 December 2014 Ireland Sligo Knocknarea Arena

Cancelled Shows

DateCountryCityVenueReason for Cancellation
19 September 2014 Taiwan Taipei Nangang 101Transportation Issues
Right Here Tour (2016)
Setlist
  1. Everything to Me
  2. What About Now
  3. Effortlessly You
  4. Home
  5. About You
  6. Swear It Again
  7. Shut Up and Dance
  8. World of Our Own
  9. Worst Kind of Love
  10. I Can't Get Over You
  11. Fool Again
  12. Knee Deep in My Heart
  13. I Could Be
  14. Right Here
  15. Uptown Girl
  16. Me and the Moon
  17. You Raise Me Up
  18. White Christmas (Manado date only)
  19. Merry Christmas Everyone (Manado date only)

Support Acts

  • Joe Miles
  • Nikki Loy
DateCountryCityVenue
Leg One: Europe
3 March 2016 United Kingdom ReadingHexagon Theatre
4 March 2016NottinghamRoyal Concert Hall
5 March 2016 Northampton Royal and Derngate
7 March 2016 Plymouth Plymouth Pavilions
8 March 2016BournemouthBournemouth Pavilion
9 March 2016CardiffSt David Hall
10 March 2016Southend-on-SeaCliffs Pavilion
12 March 2016 Eastbourne Congress Theatre
13 March 2016London London Palladium
15 March 2016 Belfast Ulster Hall
18 March 2016 Ireland Cork Cork Opera House
19 March 2016 Dublin Olympia Theatre
21 March 2016United KingdomYorkBarbican Centre
22 March 2016ManchesterBridgewater Hall
23 March 2016 Llandudno Venue Cymru
25 March 2016NewcastleNewcastle City Hall
26 March 2016BirminghamSymphony Hall
28 March 2016LiverpoolPhilharmonic Hall
29 March 2016Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
30 March 2016 Inverness Inverness Leisure
Leg Two: Asia
29 September 2016 Indonesia JakartaColosseum
30 September 2016 Medan Retrospective
Leg Three: Europe
12 October 2016United Kingdom Dundee Caird Hall
13 October 2016MotherwellMotherwell Concert Hall
14 October 2016NewcastleTyne Theatre and Opera House
16 October 2016HullHull City Hall
17 October 2016Bradford Alhambra Theatre
18 October 2016 Peterborough The Cresset
19 October 2016 Watford Colosseum
21 October 2016Tunbridge WellsAssembly Hall Theatre
22 October 2016PortsmouthPortsmouth Guildhall
23 October 2016 Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall
Leg Four: Asia
4 December 2016Indonesia Manado Megamas Marina Plaza
Love Always Tour (2017-2019)
Setlist

Setlist A

  1. When You're Looking Like That
  2. About You
  3. Unbreakable
  4. This I Promise You
  5. What Makes a Man
  6. Everything to Me
  7. Beautiful in White
  8. What About Now
  9. Knee Deep in My Heart
  10. Eternal Flame
  11. I Can't Make You Love Me
  12. Heaven
  13. Cake by the Ocean
  14. Power of Love
  15. Uptown Girl
  16. If I Let You Go
  17. You Raise Me Up
  18. Don't Dream It's Over
  19. World of Our Own

Setlist B

  1. Unbreakable
  2. My Love
  3. Beautiful in White
  4. Need You Now
  5. Uptown Girl

Setlist C

  1. Unbreakable
  2. My Love
  3. Beautiful in White
  4. Uptown Girl

Setlist D

  1. When You're Looking Like That
  2. About You
  3. Unbreakable
  4. This I Promise You
  5. Swear It Again
  6. Beautiful in White
  7. My Love
  8. What About Now
  9. Need You Now
  10. If I Let You Go
  11. Heaven
  12. Uptown Girl
  13. You Raise Me Up
  14. World of Our Own
  15. Back to You
  16. Home
  17. Knee Deep in My Heart

Setlist E

  1. Knee Deep In My Heart
  2. About You
  3. Swear It Again
  4. My Love
  5. Heaven
  6. Need You Now
  7. Unbreakable
  8. Beautiful in White
  9. If I Let You Go
  10. What About Now
  11. This I Promise You
  12. Uptown Girl
  13. You Raise Me Up
  14. World of Our Own

Setlist F

  1. Everything to Me
  2. About You
  3. Unbreakable
  4. This I Promise You
  5. Swear It Again
  6. Beautiful in White
  7. What About Now
  8. Home
  9. Heaven
  10. Need You Now
  11. My Love
  12. If I Let You Go
  13. Fool Again
  14. Happy Birthday
  15. Uptown Girl
  16. You Raise Me Up
  17. Flying Without Wings
  18. World of Our Own

Setlist G

  1. Everything to Me
  2. About You
  3. Unbreakable
  4. This I Promise You
  5. Swear It Again
  6. Beautiful in White
  7. What About Now
  8. Knee Deep in My Heart
  9. Home
  10. Heaven
  11. My Love
  12. If I Let You Go
  13. Flying Without Wings
  14. Need You Now
  15. You Raise Me Up
  16. Uptown Girl
  17. World of Our Own

Setlist H

  1. When You're Looking Like That
  2. What About Now
  3. Swear It Again
  4. Beautiful In White
  5. Heaven
  6. My Love
  7. If I Let You Go
  8. You Raise Me Up
  9. Uptown Girl
  10. World of Our Own

Support Acts:

DateCountryCityVenue
Leg One: Asia
16 July 2017 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh CityLan Ahn Stadium
22 July 2017 Indonesia Surabaya Surabaya Convention Hall
Leg Two: Europe
29 July 2017 Ireland Naas Punchestown
Leg Three: Asia
18 August 2017Indonesia Jogjakarta Prambanan Jazz Festival
19 August 2017 Bandung Trans Studio
Leg Four: Europe
20 September 2017 United Kingdom DundeeCaird Hall
21 September 2017Glasgow SEC Armadillo
23 September 2017 Edinburgh Edinburgh Festival Theatre
24 September 2017CarlisleCarlisle Sands Centre
25 September 2017NewcastleTyne Theatre
26 September 2017 Halifax Victoria Theatre
28 September 2017YorkBarbican Centre
29 September 2017 Buxton Opera House Buxton
30 September 2017NottinghamRoyal Concert Hall
1 October 2017London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
3 October 2017NorthamptonRoyal and Derngate
4 October 2017 Telford Oakengates Theatre
6 October 2017Liverpool Liverpool Olympia
7 October 2017 Colchester Charter Hall
8 October 2017 Swindon Wyvern Theatre
9 October 2017PeterboroughThe Cresset
11 October 2017LeicesterDe Montfort Hall
12 October 2017MargateMargate Winter Gardens
13 October 2017ReadingHexagon Theatre
14 October 2017 Salisbury Salisbury City Hall
16 October 2017Birmingham Birmingham Town Hall
17 October 2017PortsmouthPortsmouth Guildhall
18 October 2017CardiffSt David's Hall
19 October 2017IrelandDublinOlympia Theatre
22 October 2017United KingdomBelfast Waterfront Hall
Leg Five: Asia
4 February 2018 Singapore Esplande Annexe Studio
6 February 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Westin KL
9 February 2018 Philippines Manila Robinsons Mall - Ermita
10 February 2018 Cebu City Robinsons Mall - Cebu
11 February 2018 Quezon City Robinsons Magnolia
4 March 2018IndonesiaSurabayaCiputra Hall
10 March 2018Singapore The Coliseum
17 March 2018IndonesiaYogyakartaSahid Jaya Convention Hall
18 March 2018 Palembang Paembang Sports Convention Centre
Leg Six: Europe
30 April 2018United Kingdom Gateshead Sage Gateshead
1 May 2018LeicesterDe Montfort Hall
2 May 2018SheffieldSheffield City Hall
4 May 2018HullHull City Hall
5 May 2018Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre
6 May 2018NorthamptonRoyal and Derngate
7 May 2018IpswichRegent Theatre
9 May 2018Tunbridge WellsAssembly Hall
10 May 2018CambridgeCambridge Corn Exchange
11 May 2018 Guildford G Live
12 May 2018ManchesterOpera House
14 May 2018 Swansea Swansea Grand Theatre
15 May 2018LiverpoolLiverpool Olympia
16 May 2018GlasgowTheatre Royal
Leg Seven: Asia
27 July 2018 South Korea Seoul Jangchung Gymnasium
Leg Eight: Europe
11 August 2018United Kingdom Doncaster Yorkshire Wildlife Park

(Wildlife Safari Night)

25 August 2018London Dagenham Central Park

(Now That's a Festival)

Leg Nine: Asia
15 September 2018PhilippinesQuezon City Kia Theatre
16 September 2018 Davao City SMX Convention Center
31 December 2018Vietnam Hanoi Hang Day Stadium
19 January 2019Malaysia Shah Alam Elmina Central Park
16 March 2019IndonesiaJakartaPanin Bank Super Bonanza
12 April 2019ChinaChengdu Hewlett-Packard Event at Shangrila Chengdu

Supporting

Lionel Richie (2018)

DateCityVenue
Europe
16 June 2018 Leigh Leigh Sports Village
17 June 2018Carlisle Brunton Park
23 June 2018 Hove County Cricket Ground
24 June 2018Wells-next-The-Sea Holkham Hall

Shane Filan Band

In 2017-2018 UK and Ireland Love Always Tour, The Chip Shop Boys accompanied Filan as his band mates. [57]

Honours and awards

YearCeremonyCategoryResult
2000TV Hits AwardsVoice of the 21st centuryWon
2000TV Hits AwardsGood Looking Pop StarWon
2000Smash Hits AwardsMost Fanciable MaleWon
2001Smash Hits AwardsSexiest Male CelebrityWon

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