Boyband giants Westlife are going to split after being together for 14 years in the music industry.
Louis Walsh, the manager for the Irish boyband, announced that they will go their separate ways following a farewell tour, Greatest Hits Tour, next May. Also, they’ll be releasing an album of their biggest songs, this Christmas, the Sun reported.
“The decision is entirely amicable and after spending all of our adult life together so far, we want to have a well-earned break and look at new ventures. Over the years Westlife has become so much more to us than just a band. We are a family... When we started out, we never imagined that 14 years later we’d still be recording, touring and having hits together. It’s been a dream come true for all of us,” they added.
The band was originally formed in July 1998 with five members, until Brian McFadden decided to go solo later, and were signed to Simon Cowell’s label.