Hey guys, welcome to the all new westlife.com!
The first phase of our 2010 assault is the launch of our fabulous new website! We love the connection we have with our fans thru westlife.com and have kept all the good bits from the old site but added some great new things such as brand new multiple choice skins so u can choose how 'your westlife.com' looks, a new and fresh discography tool, and also we can officially announce in a very exciting manner that 'WESTLIFE RADIO' will be coming very soon!
We will be announcing the second single soon and are itching to get back at it in general... can't wait!
Lots of love from the boys x
Monday February 1st 2010
Gillian, Nicole, Patrick and I are delighted to welcome our new son Shane Peter Filan into the world. He was born 9.34pm last Friday night 22nd of Jan and he weighed 6'9.
Both mum and baby came home on Sunday evening and doing really well. We want say a massive thank you for all your support and well wishes on the website. I've been logging on every day and the messages have been great!
Me and the guys are back to work in a couple of weeks so I'll see all of you soon. Can't wait for the new single and of course the tour!
Thanks again guys and Shane Jnr says hi!!
Thursday January 28th 2010
Just wanted to wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope you all had great time and are now enjoying the snow. It was nice for all of us to get some rest over xmas and new year and recharge ourselves for a busy year ahead. We all got to go home and spend some time with our families which was great being back in Ireland. We also have a new addition joining the Westlife clan very soon. Shane is about to become a daddy for the 3rd time so all very exciting!
For those of you that have bought the album, we hope you like it! Thanks again for all the support last year and were really looking forward to what this year brings. Can’t wait to see you all at the tour in May!
Look out for BIG changes coming for westlife.com too! It's all kicking off again and we are getting very excited!
Will write again soon
Lots of love
Mark, Shane, Nicky and Kian
Tuesday January 12th 2010
Today is a MASSIVE day for us four boys...all the waiting, singing, preparing, promotion, commotion, revolve around one thing, our NEW ALBUM, WHERE WE ARE! The fact that it’s OUT NOW (AS IN TODAY!!!) is highly exciting! The single is one thing but the fact that the entire collection of 12 brand new ORIGINAL songs are out there being heard all at once is huuuge for us! Go get the album, give it a listen, who knows ya might even like it! Seriously though, thanks to anyone who’s got it or is going to get it, we appreciate your support more than ever!
Lots of love,
See you soon,
Monday November 30th 2009
Hi guys...Album release is so close now..we're so excited about it! We're in Dublin right now, turned on the Christmas lights last night, can't believe it's nearly Christmas already! Tonight we are headlining at the Childline gig at Dublin's o2..our first proper gig since Croke Park, can't wait! Hope you are all well..and hope Ireland beat France tonight..! See you all soon...Love Shane xxx
Wednesday November 18th 2009
Hey guys, this last week has been absolutely incredible for us four... we have gone from our lengthy break and downtime into the buzz and chaos that only the music world can bring!
X Factor performance to an early GMTV slot and what a laugh we had doing the webchat having had only four hours sleep! We've also started our press campaign this week with numerous phone interviews and photo shoots with Heat and Cosmopolitan magazines all coming out soon..
Our radio promo has begun too with lots of interviews around UK and Ireland and we head off on a radio tour next week to some major UK cities, all will be revealed!
Us four lads back on our tour bus now, that's gonna be funny! Final video edit is coming soon and album artwork is looking amazing too… so as you can see we are most definitely back with a bang and it feels great…
Hope you are enjoying "What About Now" and looking forward to "Where We Are" the album which I promise, you'll love.
Don't forget to catch us on The One Show on BBC1 on Friday !!!
Le Gra Nicky....
Thursday October 29th 2009
Hi all…Just wanted to drop a line to say how excited we are to be back on the promotional trail for our new album! We have been busy doing our photo shoot for the album and we just got back from shooting the video for our first single ‘What About Now’ in Iceland! Was very cold but a lot of fun and we think you’re gonna love it! We can’t wait for Sunday nights’ X Factor…Hope you all love the new single...Love ya all, Kian x
Friday October 23rd 2009
Dear Fans, it’s been a while. We have much to tell you!
Earlier this year there was a meeting in London. Not long after that meeting, the search for new songs began. We searched far and wide. Our search proved to be very successful and we can’t conceal our excitement any longer! It is our great pleasure to announce the following...
There WILL be a new album this year. We are very happy with all the new songs and simply cannot wait to hear what you think of them! Regarding the website, it’s out with the old and in with the new so hold tight for brand new pictures and layout coming soon plus all the info on forthcoming promotional schedules...
We've missed you all very much and can’t wait to catch up!
For now watch this space,
Love from Kian, Mark, Nicky and Shane x
Sunday October 4th 2009
I just wanted to say hello and fill you in on everything that’s been going on over the last few weeks as it’s been a while since you heard from us.
Christmas was really lovely. It was actually a bit of a weird one in a way because Gillian’s granny died the day before Christmas Eve. She was 95 and had lived a great life and seen four generations of the family. It actually brought us all closer together and Christmas Day was really special as we had all the family around us – we had 17 of us here for Christmas dinner. Gillian did the cooking, as she also did on New Year’s Day, when there were 34 of us, including 17 grandchildren!
It was probably the nicest Christmas so far, because I hadn’t been rushing around doing promotion and then hurrying to try and buy presents and stuff, so we could enjoy the build-up properly. I’d been looking forward to it for a long time and it was so nice to be at home with the family. Gillian surprised me with a camera that I’d really wanted for ages on Christmas day, which I was so happy with. I got her some handbags and boots and shoes and stuff. It was also the first year that Nicole really understood Christmas and that was amazing to watch. When you’re growing up Santy Claus and all that stuff really makes Christmas for you, and then you get older and Santy doesn’t come anymore, and then when you have kids the magic starts all over again. She was so excited about seeing Santy – we left out a glass of milk and cookies for him. It was Patrick’s first Christmas, but obviously he didn’t really know what was going on.
I’ve been at home all the time for more or less the last six months, apart from a couple of small trips. It’s been really nice to relax and get to do things like play golf every Sunday with Gillian’s dad. It’s quite weird being at home too though because I’ve been thinking about work loads and I need to keep myself busy. It’s the singing I really miss, and I’m looking forward to getting back on the road. I’ve been chatting to the boys and we all agree that the thing we’re most excited about is performing on stage again.
We miss you all and we’re really excited about starting work on the new album. It’s going to be back-to-basics, with all new songs and no covers, like the first few albums. We’ve heard a few of the songs so far and will be hearing the rest over the next few months. I think it’s shaping up to be really good – as it’s the first album of our second decade we want it to be the best so far!
Love Shane x
Thursday January 29th 2009
To all our fans...
Well what an amazing year it's been!! The tour, Croke Park, the DVD...it's been another incredible 12 months for Westlife so thanks to you all for making it possible.
Our New Year's resolution is to make our best and most exciting album to date! 2009 will be all about recording new music and getting back to see all our fans again. We hope you've been missing us...it's going to be a very exciting year!!
Hope you all have a great Xmas and an even better New Year. See you in 2009.
Take care guys
Love Shane, Nicky, Kian & Mark
Monday December 15th 2008