The rejuvenated Westlife have a busy year ahead with a summer tour of Ireland and the UK on the horizon, and they’ve even had some new music come out this week.
The band, made up of Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan, also announced that they will be releasing a new album in the coming months.
Things are looking up for the outfit, following some time apart.
The group performed on the Graham Norton Show on Friday and joined Graham and guests on the couch for a quick chat after their performance.
This is when Nicky Byrne explained that their first meeting with Liam Gallagher didn’t go exactly as planned.
“We were a young band in 1998,” Byrne said.
“We’d just signed a record deal over here and there was a big store opening in Bond Street and we were told to go and get noticed. There were all these superstars including Oasis, who were so big.
“So we thought we had to go over and say hello. They were having a drink in a circle of people so me and one of the boys walked over and, they had their back to us, and tipped them on the shoulder.
“Liam turned around and we said, ‘Liam, we’re Louis Walsh’s new band’ and he just went. “F**k off.'”