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The BZ20 Tour was a tour by Irish boy band Boyzone, celebrating the band's 20 years of existence. It included dates in England, Scotland, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.[2][3][4][5][6] A huge contribution to the background and lead vocals came from backing vocalist Jo Garland, who has sung with Ronan Keating in his solo ventures since 2001 and with Boyzone since 2008. Her vocals have often taken the place of vocals that band member Stephen Gately sang before his death.

BZ20 Tour
Tour by Boyzone
Boyzone-bz20-tour-logo-1360752967.jpg
Associated albumBZ20
Dublin to Detroit
Start date28 November 2013
End date16 September 2017
Legs5
No. of shows48 [1]
Boyzone concert chronology

BackgroundEdit

Keith Duffy said that the group were planning another trek, as well as an album, in recognition of their 20 years in the spotlight. "We've plans in place for a tour and an album next year for the 20th anniversary – that's if people want to come and see us, We've a very loyal fan base that always come in their thousands. It's a nice set-up. We never broke up, so we can take time out to do our own thing, and then get back together when it suits".[7]

On 14 February, tickets were made available. It was announced that the tour had more demand than both One Direction and The Wanted.[8]

In January 2014, it was announced that Boyzone would make their Forest Live debut that summer, in a continuation of the celebration of the BZ20 Tour.[9]

Support actsEdit

2017 summer shows setlistEdit

  1. "Picture of You"
  2. "All That I Need"
  3. "Ruby"
  4. "Father and Son"
  5. "Words"
  6. "Isn't It a Wonder"
  7. "Love Will Save the Day"
  8. "Gave It All Away"
  9. "When the Going Gets Tough"
  10. "You Needed Me"
  11. "Love You Anyway"
  12. "Love Me for a Reason"
  13. "Baby Can I Hold You"
  14. "No Matter What"
  15. "Who We Are"
  16. "One More Song"
  17. "A Different Beat"
  18. "Life Is a Rollercoaster"

DVD releaseEdit

A DVD was filmed at The O2 Arena in London from the band's Brother Tour in 2011.[1][12]

BZ20 tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue
Europe
28 November 2013 Dublin Ireland The O2
29 November 2013 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
1 December 2013 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
2 December 2013
4 December 2013 Bournemouth England Bournemouth International Centre
5 December 2013
6 December 2013 Birmingham LG Arena
8 December 2013 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool
9 December 2013 Leeds First Direct Arena
10 December 2013 Nottingham Capital FM Arena Nottingham
11 December 2013 Blackpool Blackpool Opera House
12 December 2013 Aberdeen Scotland AECC
14 December 2013 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena
15 December 2013 Glasgow Scotland The SSE Hydro
17 December 2013 Brighton England Brighton Centre
18 December 2013
20 December 2013 London The O2 Arena
21 December 2013 Wembley Arena
22 December 2013 Manchester Manchester Arena

2014, 2015, 2017 summer tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue
Middle East
22 May 2014 Dubai United Arab Emirates Aviation Club Tennis Centre
Europe
7 June 2014 Durham England Riverside Ground
12 June 2014 Nottingham Sherwood Forest
6 July 2014 Cheshire Delamere Forest
11 July 2014 Suffolk Thetford Forest
13 July 2014 London Hyde Park (music festival with Tom Jones)
18 July 2014 Gloucestershire Westonbirt Arboretum
20 July 2014 Northampton Delapre Park
26 July 2014 Scarborough Scarborough Open Air Theatre
30 July 2014 Surrey Epsom Racecourse
2 August 2014 Belfast Northern Ireland Falls Park
Asia
22 May 2015 Jakarta Indonesia Istora Senayan
23 May 2015 Singapore Marina Bay Sands[13]
24 May 2015 Bangkok Thailand Impact Arena
26 May 2015 Quezon City Philippines Smart Araneta Coliseum
Europe
13 June 2015 Scarborough England Scarborough Open Air Theatre
20 June 2015 Nottingham Riverside Park, Newark
27 June 2015 Telford Town Park Arena
28 June 2015 Devon Newton Abbot Racecourse
24 July 2015 Suffolk Newmarket Racecourse
25 July 2015 Edinburgh Scotland Edinburgh Castle
29 July 2015 Surrey England Sandown Park Racecourse
1 August 2015 Southampton Rose Bowl
25 August 2017 East Sussex Hastings Pier
26 August 2017 Berkshire Windsor Racecourse[14]
2 September 2017 Essex Chelmsford City Racecourse[15][16]
16 September 2017 Derby Derby County Cricket Ground[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "BZ20 THE ANNIVERSARY TOUR – Boyzone Network". Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/02/28/boyzone-fans-braved-cold-weather-to-get-tickets-to-telford-show/
  3. ^ http://entertainment.inquirer.net/166422/boyzone-returns-to-perform-may-26-at-smart-araneta-coliseum
  4. ^ http://www.goss.ie/2015/07/boyzone-pose-in-kilts-as-they-continue-world-tour-in-scotland/
  5. ^ http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Boyzone-announced-Devon-dates-20th-anniversary/story-26095236-detail/story.html
  6. ^ Keith Duffy talks about the Boyzone 20th anniversary album and tour – YouTube
  7. ^ Boyzone planning 20th anniversary album, tour | Business Standard
  8. ^ Boyzone tour tickets demand 'outstrips One Direction and The Wanted' – Music News – Digital Spy
  9. ^ http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-9E9CTC
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a561250/westlifes-kian-egan-to-join-boyzone-at-forest-gigs.html#~oAbPAK85RTG2L9
  12. ^ Live Recording of the boyzone 2013 Tour – Boyzone Network Archived 5 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/boyzone0515
  14. ^ "Boyzone to play Royal Windsor Racecourse". windsorexpress.co.uk. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Boyzone to perform in Essex ahead of 25th anniversary tour". Echo. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Boyzone to play Chelmsford gig later this year". Chelmsford Weekly News. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Boyzone in town: the night in pictures". 17 September 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018 – via www.derbytelegraph.co.uk.