Boyzone planning tour to celebrate 25th anniversary
Boyzone are set to head out on the road again, with new music to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
The Irish group, consisting of – Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch – will mark their milestone year in 2018 by hitting the road to celebrate with their fans. Their original Boyzone bandmate, Stephen Gately, tragically died at the young age of 33 from a congenital heart defect on 10 October 2009.
The band wrote on Instagram: “2018 will see Boyzone celebrate their 25th anniversary! That’s something that Ronan, Keith, Mikey & Shane are incredibly proud of. Plans are being hatched for new music and lots of touring throughout the year. But next year still seems a long way off so in case you can’t wait, the Boyz are hitting the road for some exclusive UK shows later this summer. Dates and ticketing details will be announced here soon… #boyzone2017 (sic).”
Meanwhile, Ronan previously admitted he didn’t enjoy his time in Boyzone as much as he ought to have done because he was so focused on the job. He shared:
“Our first six years we were so young, we were driven into this situation… a manufactured pop group and we just travelled non-stop.
“I took on an awful lot of responsibility – it wasn’t asked of me – I just did it and because of the stress and pressures before I knew it the six years were gone.
“I had an old head on young shoulders. Kids should be kids.”
Asked what advice he would offer to pop stars of today, Ronan said: “Have fun, enjoy it.”