Westlife announce James Arthur and Wild Youth as support acts for their Croke Park stadium shows

The UK X Factor winner and rising stars will open up for the two stadium concerts in July.

Westlife have announced that James Arthur and Wild Youth will be joining them for their Croke Park shows in Dublin this Summer. 

The two concerts are part of the Twenty Tour, which is Westlife's fastest-ever selling tour.

UK X Factor winner James Arthur has a healthy Irish Charts history, with two Irish Number 1s under his belt with Impossible and Say You Won't Let Go, plus both of his albums went to Number 2. Up-and-coming Dublin band Wild Youth are no strangers to chart success either; their debut EP The Last Goodbye debuted at Number 5 in the Official Irish Albums Chart back in February.

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Announcing the news on social media, Westlife also confirmed that extra tickets will be going on sale for the shows on July 5 and 6, the latter of which will be broadcast live in cinemas across Ireland and the UK.

The additional tickets go on sale this Friday (May 10) at 9am on Ticketmaster.ie.

Westlife's first tour in seven years coincides with the band releasing their first new music in eight years. Kian, Nicky, Mark and Shane's new album Spectrum is being released on September 7, and has spawned the Top 10 singles Hello My Love and Better Man.

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