Published: 08:11, 01 November 2019
| Updated: 14:44, 05 November 2019
Irish pop kings Westlife are coming to the county next summer.
The band announced the Canterbury date as part of their 2020 Stadiums in the Summer tour today, which will be their biggest UK outdoor tour to date.
They will play the Spitfire Ground on Friday, July 17, 2020, performing their greatest hits including Swear It Again, Flying Without Wings and You Raise Me Up as well as up-tempo new songs from their new album Spectrum, which is set to be released on Friday, November 15.
The tour will finish with Westlife’s first ever Wembley Stadium show on Saturday, August 22.
Speaking about the Stadiums in the Summer Tour coming to Canterbury, Kent Cricket's 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.”
The band, who are the UK’s top selling album group of the 21st century, and have sold more than 55 million records worldwide. They are the only band to have their first seven singles enter the UK chart at No.1 and have had 14 No.1 singles, and 33 No.1 albums worldwide.
They 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."
The Canterbury date is presented by live music promoters Cuffe and Taylor and follows on from the success of this summer’s Twenty Tour.
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 9am Tuesday, November 5 and can be accessed by pre-ordering here.
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