Fans of Boyzone are a a pretty hardcore bunch and proven this with demand for their newly announced anniversary tour topping that of One Direction and The Wanted combined, according to ticket marketplace Seatwave.
Demand for tickets shot up 300 per cent in the past week – meaning that more people have been wanting Boyzone tickets than for One Direction and The Wanted combined. A spokesperson for Seatwave said:
“We expected Boyzone to generate some interest, purely from a nostalgia point of view; however the volume we have encountered has been quite unprecedented.”
“To outstrip demand for both 1D and The Wanted is extraordinary, they are two of the most popular bands in the country right now. One explanation could be that older fans who like 1D, but perhaps find them a bit young, see Boyzone as an appealing alternative.”
Ronan, Keith, Shane & Mikey recently announced that they will tour the UK and Ireland this year to celebrate 20 years in the music industry.
The Anniversary Tour launches in the band’s hometown of Dublin Nov. 28. Check out the schedule below.
Nov. 28 – Dublin, Ireland, The O2 Dublin
Nov. 29 – Belfast, United Kingdom, Odyssey Arena
Dec. 2 – Cardiff, United Kingdom, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Dec. 4 – Bournemouth, United Kingdom, Bournemouth International Centre
Dec. 6 – Birmingham, United Kingdom, LG Arena
Dec. 8 – Liverpool, United Kingdom, Liverpool Echo Arena
Dec. 9 – Leeds, United Kingdom, Leeds Arena
Dec. 10 – Nottingham, United Kingdom, The Capital FM Arena Nottingham
Dec. 12 – Aberdeen, United Kingdom, Aberdeen Exhibition & Conf. Centre
Dec. 14 – Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, Metro Radio Arena
Dec. 15 – Glasgow, United Kingdom, Hydro Arena
Dec. 17 – Brighton, United Kingdom, The Brighton Centre
Dec. 20 – London, United Kingdom, The O2 – London
Dec. 21 – London, United Kingdom, Wembley Arena
Dec. 22 – Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester Arena