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Westlife transition from boy band to man band, to great applause from their fan

The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena resounded to the romantic ballads of bestselling boy band Westlife when they appeared on July 26 and 27 to serenade the audience at the “Westlife The Twenty Tour in Macao” concert, on the latest leg of the band’s global 20th anniversary tour.

The Irishmen put on a stunning visual spectacle for the audience using video imagery and pyrotechnics. The foursome emerged through a blizzard of rainbow confetti to Hello My Love, a new song written for them by Ed Sheeran. Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan all looked fighting fit in military uniforms personalised by coloured sashes.

The two-decade-old boy band emerged as a man band, performing all 14 of their UK No 1 hits including Unbreakable, Better Man and When You’re Looking Like That. Not long after the first set, Filan told the audience, “Honestly, guys. I’ve probably cried about three times already today … This was the night we were looking forward to the most,” before promising that this would be the best Westlife concert ever.

And deliver they did. During all the hits their fans know and love, the group broke out in synchronised dance and even a four-part harmony performed while sitting on stools.

Before an emotional rendition of You Raise Me Up, Egan said that they hoped to pull a Rolling Stones and continue for another 20 years. Judging by the almighty singalong to Flying Without Wings, they had a whole arena full of people who would be ecstatic if they were to do just that