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Westlife play first two of four Irish dates

Westlife played the first two of their four dates in Ireland as part of The Wild Dreams Tour. 

Over 90,000 fans of the band attended their concert in the Aviva Stadium over the weekend.

The four stadium shows are of major significance to the entertainment industry as the concerts are the largest ones using all Irish artists, shows, crews, and companies. This provides direct and indirect employment throughout the sector.

The Aviva concert at the weekend will have generated over €50 million in revenue for the Irish economy, providing a huge boost after the pandemic.

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Tickets were purchased across 27 different countries, from China to Mexico.

There are two more shows still to come, which will be on August 12th and 13th in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Tickets are still available on Ticketmaster.

About Westlife

Aside from U2, Westlife is the only other Irish artist to sell out Wembley Stadium. They will play here on August 6th.

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Shane, Nicky, Mark, and Kian have established themselves as the world’s biggest band of the 21st century, having sold over 55 million records worldwide.

They are the only band to have their first seven singles enter the UK chart at No.1 and have the most singles of any artist to debut at No.1 in the UK.

Overall the band has had an incredible 14 No.1 singles, behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles.

They have had 33 No.1 albums worldwide and as a live act, they have sold five million concert tickets worldwide and counting. 

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