Kent Cricket and The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence are delighted to announce that Westlife – the UK’s top-selling album group of the 21st Century – will perform live in Canterbury on Friday 17th July 2020.
The Irish band’s spectacular summer tour will see the global pop kings perform all of their greatest hits including ‘Swear It Again’, ‘Flying Without Wings’ and ‘You Raise Me Up’ as well as sensational up-tempo new songs from their forthcoming new album ‘Spectrum’.
After hosting some of the other biggest names in the UK music industry at The Spitfire Ground over the years, including artists such as Elton John and Bryan Adams, Canterbury will once again be treated to a premier live act at the home of Kent Cricket next Summer.
Westlife’s tour, which covers some of the biggest outdoor venues in the UK, will conclude with the band’s first-ever Wembley Stadium show on Saturday 22 August 2020.
Subscribers to Kent Cricket’s weekly e-newsletter, Extra Cover, will have exclusive 24-hour pre-sale access to tickets from Thursday 7th November at 09:00.
The Stadiums in the Summer announcement follows the phenomenal success of Westlife’s remarkable comeback and comes as the band prepares to release their brand new album ‘Spectrum’ on 15 November.
The Canterbury date is presented by live music promoters Cuffe and Taylor and follows the stunning success of this summer’s ‘Twenty Tour’ – Westlife’s fastest selling tour of all time.
On playing at The Spitfire Ground, the band said: “The reaction to our comeback tour was beyond anything any of us ever imagined so we’re going to do it all over again, but this time in some of the largest outdoor venues in the UK.
“The shows are going to be incredible and will include all our greatest hits. We can’t wait to perform in Canterbury.”
Speaking about the Stadiums in the Summer Tour coming to Canterbury, Kent Cricket’s CEO Simon Storey said: “Following the announcement of Westlife’s biggest ever UK show at Wembley Stadium, we’re delighted to have secured a tour date for Canterbury in 2020.
“This is a great opportunity once again for us to open up the gates of The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence to the wider community and of course the concert will attract thousands of people to the city with all the economic benefits that brings.
“We look forward to welcoming Westlife and their fans from across the region to Kent Cricket for an unmissable summer evening of live music.”
Westlife have sold more than 55 million records worldwide and are the only band to have their first seven singles enter the UK chart at No.1.
They also have the most singles of any artist to debut at No.1 in the UK. Overall the band have had an incredible 14 No.1 singles, behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
The band have had 33 No.1 albums worldwide and as a live act have sold 5 million concert tickets worldwide.
Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday November 8 from www.cuffeandtaylor.com and www.livenation.co.uk
Subscribers to Kent Cricket’s weekly e-newsletter, Extra Cover, will have exclusive 24-hour pre-sale access to tickets from Thursday 7th November at 09:00. Sign up to receive Extra Cover by clicking here.
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 9am Tuesday November 5 and can be accessed by pre-ordering Spectrum, Westlife’s first album since 2010, HERE