Ronan Keating hints at Boyzone reunion despite their farewell tour

music news 18/01/2019

Boyzone fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because Ronan Keating has hinted that the band could reunite again in the future despite them embarking on a farewell tour.

The 'Thank You & Goodnight' tour has been running across Europe, Asia, UK and Ireland since June 2018, and will hit Australia and New Zealand in April this year. But despite the band saying they will be splitting for good after their 25th anniversary tour, there is still hope according to Keating.

The co-lead singer teased that the band's departure from the music world is only "for now", adding that the band has been "parked" so the members can explore other avenues.

"It's like spinning plates, we have to park these things so we can be Boyzone today then go back to that [solo music] tomorrow. For now, it's the end. This is it. We are hanging up our dancing shoes. Go out on a high - we don't want it to be a dwindle; we don't want to be a band that faded out of existence."

Speaking of his bandmates plans during the break from Boyzone, Keating said: "Shane [Lynch] is writing and driving on TV shows.

"Mick [Graham] is in the studio producing music, Keith [Duffy] is on the road and also doing film work and in the TV world. So we have plenty to get on with."

The band first formed back in 1993, taking a hiatus in 2000, and returning in 2007 with widespread success of their new music. 

Original member Stephen Gately tragically passed away from natural causes in October 2009, but is featured on the farewell album in song 'I Can Dream' which originally started out as a demo for Stephen's solo album. The Boyzone members then added harmonies to his lead vocal for the finished track.