RONAN KEATING ‘FIRES LIVE 2013’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST BRIAN MCFADDEN
Ronan Keating will be returning to Australia next March for a concert tour across the country. Joining Ronan will be very special guest, good friend and fellow Irishman, Brian McFadden.
Ronan will play shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Tickets go on sale on Monday 26 November at 9am.
“I’m thrilled that Ronan is playing shows in Australia next year,” says promoter Andrew McManus. “He is so popular here – an honourary Aussie and I can’t wait to see what mischief he and Brian get up to! The lads are going to put on a great show … to be sure!”
As a solo artist Ronan Keating has sold more than 25 million records worldwide, alongside 30 million records with Boyzone. Add this to Brian McFadden’s sales of 40 million records worldwide and that’s a serious amount of records the two artists have sold between them.
Ronan’s soulful pop voice has won him millions of fans around the world and Australia is no exception. As one of the X-Factor’s most popular mentors, he considers Australia a second home.
“I can’t wait to play songs from my new album Fires to my Australian fans,” Ronan says. “And to go on tour with one of my best mates is just a bonus!”
Apart from Ronan’s incredible work with Boyzone, he has had an extensive solo career. After Boyzone’s 1995 number 2 hit in Australia with Father and Son, Ronan burst back onto the Australian charts in 1999 with the Top 3 smash When You Say Nothing At All. This was followed with more hits, including Life Is a Rollercoaster, Lovin’ Each Day, If Tomorrow Never Comes and his latest single Fires. In 2009, Ronan released the poignant Songs For My Mother (recorded in memory of his late mother), which debuted at number 1 on the Australian ARIA album chart.
Brian McFadden is another Irishman who also considers Australia a second home. The popular judge from ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ will join good friend Ronan on his “Fires” tour. Australia first got to know Brian through popular band Westlife. Since leaving the band, Brian has gone on to carve out a successful solo career, reaching the top of the ARIA singles chart with Almost Here and Just Say So. In 2008 Brian released his top 5 album Set In Stone. Brian will release his brand new studio album through Universal Music in February 2013 titled, The Irish Connection. The album will include some of Brian’s favourite tracks with some of his favourite artists, including his very good friend, and touring partner, Ronan Keating!
“My favourite thing to do is perform,” says Brian. “I can’t wait to play some new songs, some old songs and some classic favourites to Australian audiences.”
Ronan and Brian take to the road on Friday 1 March starting at Melbourne’s beautiful Palais Theatre and ending in Perth on Tuesday 12th March.
Tickets for Ronan Keating’s “Fires Live 2013” tour go on sale on Monday 26 November at 9am
Friday 1 March Melbourne Palais Theatre www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100
Monday 4 March Sydney State Theatre www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100
Thursday 7 March Brisbane Riverstage www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100
Sunday 10 March Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Depot www.venuetix.com.au 08 8225 8888
Tuesday 12 March Perth Crown Perth Theatre www.ticketek.com.au 132 849