Brian McFad­den to join Boy­zone

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Brian McFad­den is set to join Boy­zone for a se­ries of an­niver­sary gigs next year. The 37-year-old singer was hop­ing that his band Westlife, who split up in 2012, would get back to­gether for a re­union, but it looks like he's fi­nally ac­cepted de­feat as he has now agreed to join the ri­val group for their up­com­ing 25th an­niver­sary tour. Speak­ing to The Sun news­pa­per, Boy­zone's Shane Lynch said: "There's a pos­si­bil­ity of Brian join­ing us. He's do­ing the whole tour on a sup­port but there's no point him hang­ing around. I'd like to bring him on stage for a cou­ple of songs with the boys." Brian left Westlife in 2004 at the height of the band's suc­cess to ex­plore a solo ca­reer, be­fore he headed to Aus­tralia for a num­ber of tele­vi­sion gigs, in­clud­ing be­ing a judge on 'Aus­tralia's Got Tal­ent'. But he re­cently re­vealed he wanted to re­unite with his for­mer band mates Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Fee­hily, and Shane Fi­lan. While the group seemed semi-keen to re­form, Louis Walsh - who man­aged the band - told him it was highly un­likely he would be able to join the four­some. Brian said pre­vi­ously: "Louis has said the con­ver­sa­tions were that if there was go­ing to ever be a Westlife re­union, which I don't know if there's go­ing to be, it will prob­a­bly just be the other four mem­bers." How­ever, Nicky has spo­ken re­cently about the prospect of the 'Safe' hit­mak­ers re­form­ing, and con­firmed that it was a pos­si­bil­ity with their forth­com­ing 20th an­niver­sary in 2018 be­ing the cat­a­lyst. The 38-year-old singer said: "I don't think it would take much to get us back to­gether. In a cou­ple of years' time it will be the 20th an­niver­sary and you could prob­a­bly use that and maybe peo­ple will be in­ter­ested. It's about want­ing to do it at the right time."

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