Boyzone announce new album BZ20 to mark 20th anniversary

Published Wednesday, Sep 25 2013, 10:17 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Boyzone have announced they will mark their 20th anniversary with a brand new album.

As previously confirmed, Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Mikey Graham and Keith Duffy will also play eighteen dates across November and December to mark twenty years since their breakout performance on Irish TV show The Late Late Show.

They will also remember late bandmate Stephen Gately, who passed away in 2009.

Boyzone at RTE studios to pre-record Gay Byrne's 'One Night Only' to celebrate their 20th anniversary
Person In Image: Keith Duffy, Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Mikey Graham
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Boyzone earlier this year.



The tour will kick off in their home country of Ireland with dates in Dublin and Belfast, before moving to Scotland, Wales and England, ending with a performance in Manchester on 22 December.

Aside from touring, the foursome will also release a new album, BZ20, on 25 November. It will be their first offering through a new recording deal with Warner Music.

Boyzone said: "We're incredibly proud to announce the release of our new album, BZ20 and our new home at Warner Music. It seems crazy that 20 years have passed since we first got together but we are as excited now with the new album as we were back then. Bring on the next twenty years…"

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Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Stephen Gately
The Bryn Terfel Faenol Festival - Day 1
Bangor, Wales - 23.08.08

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On stage with Stephen Gately before his death.



Dan Chalmers, Managing Director of Rhino added: "I'm thrilled to welcome Boyzone to the Warner Music family. They've enjoyed great success over the last twenty years and still command a huge amount of passion from their impressive fanbase. We look forward to partnering with them on the release of their fantastic new album and helping them to embark upon the next stage in their career."

A new tour AND a new album? We're definitely excited!

The full tour dates are:

November

28th – Dublin, The O2
29th – Belfast, Odyssey Arena

December

1st / 2nd – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
4th / 5th – Bournemouth, International Centre
6th – Birmingham, LG Arena
8th – Liverpool, Echo Arena
9th – Leeds, Arena
10th – Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
12th – Aberdeen, AECC
14th – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
15th – Glasgow, The Hydro
17th / 18th – Brighton, Centre
20th – London, The O2
21st – London, Wembley Arena
22nd – Manchester, Arena

Watch Boyzone's video for 'A Different Beat' below:

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