Following his show stopping performance at this yearâ€™s Cheerios Childline Concert, X Factor comeback and release of his third album Obsession, Shayne Ward has announced an Irish tour next March. Shows confirmed for this exceptional vocalistsâ€™ Irish tour are as follows:
Tuesday 22nd Belfast at Waterfront Hall, Wednesday 23rd Castlebar at Royal Theatre,Thursday 24th Killarney at INEC,Â Saturday 26th Dublin at Olympia Theatre.
Shayne Ward burst back onto the scene this year with his Top 10 hit single, the infectious Gotta Be Somebody, the first release from his third album Obsession. The follow-up single of the same name will tie in with the dates.
Although he grew up in Clayton, North Manchester, Shayne is fiercely proud of his Irish roots. â€œSince winning The X Factor its like thereâ€™s a major respect for me in the traveling world,â€ Shayne glows,â€œ Itâ€™s like one of their own has done it. Irish People shout at me in the street as if Iâ€™m part of their family â€“ its really warmingâ€.
Shayneâ€™s Irish influences permeate his music too, and its no surprise that he is related to Irish folk group The Fureysâ€“ â€œI love listening to proper Irish music â€“ even though some people might find it funny!â€ he laughs, â€œIt really helps me chill out and reminds me of when I was younger. Iâ€™m also a huge fan of artists like Van Morrison, The Dubliners and U2″.
Tickets for Shayne Wards Irish tour are on sale NOW. www.shayneward.com
Shayne Ward live: Tuesday 22nd Belfast, Waterfront Hall
Wednesday 23rd Castlebar, Royal Theatre
Thursday 24th Killarney, INEC
Saturday 26th Dublin, Olympia Theatre
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