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After a quarter of a century of Boyzone, the lads are closing this particular chapter in their lives.

The boy band, made up of Keith Duffy, Michael Graham, Ronan Keating, and Shane Lynch, just announced their final album and farewell tour.

"When we started out as five young Dublin Northsiders, eager to face the world, we never imagined that we'd still have an army of fans some 25 years later… If you'd seen our famous first TV appearance on The Late Late Show, you'd probably be surprised too!" they wrote in a statement on their website.

Boyzone has released six albums, and the members say their musical career has been 'the stuff of dreams'.


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"We really can't put into words just how much you, the fans, have supported us along the way. Without that support, we would have never achieved what we have, and for that we're eternally grateful," they shared.

The four men also paid tribute to late Boyzone member Stephen Gately in the statement. He died at the age of 33 from pulmonary oedema, or fluid accumulation in the lungs.

"We were immensely touched by all the tributes and messages of support that helped us through the dark days," the band members wrote, "Stephen was our brother and will always be at the very the heart of Boyzone."


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The four remaining members of Boyzone expressed that they feel they've outgrown their boy band days.

"We're certainly not boys anymore, and we all feel that we should now call time on our lives together as Boyzone and go out on a real high," they noted.

The band will be embarking on a farewell tour this winter, with a show in Belfast's SSE Arena on January 23 and another in Dublin's 3Arena on January 24, as well as gigs throughout the UK.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 22 at 9am.


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Their last album is entitled 'Thank You & Goodnight', and it'll be out this November with a dozen new tracks, including one dedicated to Stephen:

"We're especially excited to share a very special tribute to Stephen in the shape of a new song, 'I Can Dream.'

"We came across a demo that he originally recorded for his solo album in 2002 and we've had the opportunity to re-work the song and add our harmonies alongside his lead vocal.

"It was a bittersweet experience to hear all our voices together again. It's the closest the five of us will ever get to being in a room together again making music." 

They added, "We know this love's forever. That's all that matters, no matter what…"


Emotions ran high on Celebrity Big Brother last night as Shane Lynch spoke fondly of his former Boyzone bandmate, Stephen Gately.

In a conversation with his fellow CBB housemates, Shane admitted that the late star still has a huge influence on the band's music, saying how there will “always be five” members of the group.

Stephen died of natural causes while holidaying in Majorca in 2009. He was just 33-years-old.

He went on to describe himself as “the wingman, not the singman”, telling US singer Ginuwine how Stephen and Ronan usually took the leads.

“One of our bandmates, he died. It was '09 he died. And he was one of the leads too,” he explained.

“He was 33 when he died. When that happened, we were in the middle of making a new album. And at that point we were like, 'What do we do? Do we call it a day? Is there no more Boyzone? Is that it?'”

“But every time we got together as a group, the four of us came together, it was very apparent that he was alive, when we came together.”

“Because that was our bubble. He's so there. So we'll always be five, regardless of visually what you see. He will always be there.”

Shane's touching words struck a chord with viewers, many of whom took to Twitter to pay tribute to Stephen Gately eight years after this untimely death.


This year's series of Celebrity Big Brother kicked off on Channel 5 last night with an all female line-up.

The launch saw a number of well-known woman enter the house including Keeping up with the Kardashian's star Malika Haqq and Borris Johnson's sister Rachel.

However, a number of male contestants are set to enter the reality show throughout the series, with our very own Shane Lynch expected to compete for the top prize.

According to The Sun Online, the Boyzone star is just one of the men expected to join the female housemates.

It's not the first time a member of the Lynch family has entered the CBB house, with sister and former B*Witched singer Edele finishing in sixth place in 2014.

Shane, 41, is married to former backing singer Sheena White and the couple have two children together, daughters Billie Rae and Marley Mae.

He is the third male celebrity confirmed for this year's series with former Liverpool footballer John Barnes and Love Island’s Jonny Mitchell also expected to enter the house this Friday.

The original all-female line-up marks a century since women won the right to vote in the UK.

Celebrity Big Brother continues tonight at 9pm on Channel 5.


To be fair, it was a good one.

This weekend's Sunday Brunch saw stars such as Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick, X Factor star Louisa Johnson, and of course, our very own Shane Lynch of Boyzone fame join the show.

Shane was on the cooking programme to promote his new National Geographic TV series, Supercar Megabuild.

However, when he sat down on the couch with hosts Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy, fans noticed something very "odd" about him.

He was speaking with an American accent.

The 40-year-old left viewers completely baffled, and many took to Twitter to express their confusion:

Did you catch him on the show? What's your opinion on the accent?



Boyzone and Westlife fans alike got seriously excited earlier this week when rumours of a combined reunion tour began circulating.

And by "circulating", we mean one band member in particular dropping some VERY heavy hints on his personal Facebook page.

#musicmonday just a quick look at some old-times… These 2 young Irish groups made there mark on the world.. Although…

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​Boyzone's Shane Lynch sent the internet into overdrive on Monday when he posted this image online with the caption "MAYBE ITS TIME to join forces and do one of the biggest tour's we have ever seen… #‎justsaying‬."

But sadly it seems that a Boyzone/Westlife tour is just a pipe dream of poor Shaneo's, at least according to former Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating.

"Shane loves to stir the pot! There’s no plans for anything at the moment," he told Goss.ie from the IFTAs red carpet.

"You never know [what might happen] – but there’s no plans right now."

The Dubliner attended the star-studded gala with his new wife Storm – who looked downright stunning in a sheer black gown with geometric detailing, teamed with black and gold jewellery.

The pair tied the knot in country ceremony in East Lothian, Scotland two months ago, with singer Ed Sheeran there to serenade them at the reception.

"Ed's a good friend and Thinking Out Loud is one of mine and Storm's songs," Ronan told HELLO! magazine.

"I was blown away. He is the most grounded, decent guy in the business and what a talent."

Well, if a Boyzone/Westlife tour is off the cards, can we at least hope for a Ronan/Ed duet?!


Well, this news has thrown some boy bands into an absolute meltdown.

While no one seems to be 100 per cent certain if this is just pure rumour or it there is some truth to it, boyband fans are still getting completely worked up about the possibility.

A former Boyzone star sent fans into an intense frenzy when he took to Facebook and posted a very cryptic (and possibly very cruel) message.

The singer posted a throwback photo of Boyzone and another very famous Irish boyband Westlife.

#musicmonday just a quick look at some old-times… These 2 young Irish groups made there mark on the world.. Although…

Posted by Shane Lynch on Monday, 19 October 2015


He appeared to be dropping the hint that the two bands would soon be joining forces for what fans are imagining would be the most epic tour of all time.

If you are a boyband fan that is.

"MAYBE ITS TIME to join forces and do one of the biggest tour's we have ever seen… #justsaying," he wrote.

Just three years ago, Westlife called it quits after their farewell tour *sob*, Markus Feehily revealed only last week that there was to be little hopes of a reunion for the lads.

Boyzone originally split in 1999, but reformed once more in 2007. Now, Shane has whipped fans of both groups into quite the frenzy and we’re just dying to see how this all plays out.



As a member of Boyzone, he's sold millions of albums globally. 

But it seems that getting his solo offering off the ground is proving rather more challenging for Shane Lynch.

For the 38-year-old Dubliner has now taken to crowdfunding platform, PledgeMusic, in a bid to realise his musical dreams.

The singer has already raised more than a quarter of his target amount, and there are still 26 days of funding to go.

The page reads: "Pre-order Shane Lynch's debut solo album through PledgeMusic and gain access to exclusive updates and exclusive content!"

On offer is a backstage meet-and-greet before a Boyzone concert – yours for €200 – and signed t-shirts, prints, and posters, which are available from €25.

He's is furthermore willing to make a two hour "personal appearance" for €3,450, while €9,500 will buy you a 30-minute live performance "at your party, house or event".

Meanwhile, €68 will allow to you to "talk with Shane Lynch for 15 minutes on the phone about any subject you please. Music, TV, the debut solo album; the choice is yours".

Shane's PledgeMusic profile states that as part of Boyzone, he sold 25 million records, had four number one albums, and six number one singles.

He has also appeared in several reality TV shows, including Cirque de Celebrite, and Celebrity Masterchef. He was a judge on the All Ireland Talent Show in 2009 and 2010.

Shane has been married to Sheena White for eight years, and the couple has two children together – daughters aged six, and two-and-a-half.