Westlife Rule Out Take That Style Reunion
The Irish boyband have insisted their farewell tour will be their last...
Westlife have confirmed that once their farewell tour is over, they will never return as a group again.
The Irish boyband, who [uuid=001fc244-f0a7-4106-a3fa-25247288b739]Take That's comeback and turned down huge amounts of cash to stay together.
Speaking to The Sun, Kian Egan revealed: "We walked away from a multi-million-pound record deal that would have changed our lives for ever, secured our future beyond anything. It's not about the money. We'd have made far more on a new record than we ever would with a comeback tour."
Shane Filan explained that their split was amicable, stating: "We've been doing this for 14 years. It had been bubbling for a long time — there was an intuition that all wasn't happy in the camp. Getting on stage is still amazing but that was the only part of the job we were enjoying."
Mark Feehily added: "The last few years have been very stressful. We'd talk through things to the point of tears, being brutally honest with each other. We never had physical fights — we never even had a talking fight about the break-up."
As for whether any of the band will be launching a solo career, Shane claimed: "The first person to decide to do a solo record, the other three will all be there. Everyone's thought about going solo — I would love to continue singing for a living."
Westlife's Greatest Hits album is to be released on 21st November, while new single Lighthouse can be downloaded from 13th November.
After previously embarking on ten sell out tours during their career, Westlife will hit the road for the final time in May 2012, kicking off their farewell shows in Newcastle.