Back Home Tour

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Back Home Tour
Poster Westlife BackHome.jpg
Promotional poster for tour
Tour by Westlife
Associated album Back Home
Start date 25 February 2008
End date 28 June 2008
Legs 2
Shows 42
Westlife concert chronology
The Love Tour
(2007)
Back Home Tour
(2008)
Where We Are Tour
(2010)

The Back Home Tour is a world tour by Irish boyband, Westlife in support of their 9th studio album, Back Home. The band will be touring the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand. The tour was seen 385,000 fans.

The tour is divided into two legs. The first leg kicked off in Belfast on 25 February and ended in London on 29 March 2008.th. The second leg started on a four-day visit on Australia for the promotion of the album and ended on 28 June 2008 in Plymouth Argyle Football Club in England.

The 28-page tour programme was measuring 12" x 12", celebrating their 10 successful years as recording artists, crammed with stunning photos, spot lacquered images, interviews, personal messages from all 4 band members on lavish screen printed plastic pages and much more, with metallic-effect embossed outer cover.[1] The DVD for this tour was filmed at Croke Park, Dublin on 1 June 2008.

Support acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Westlife performing on tour
  1. "Hit You With The Real Thing"
  2. "World Of Our Own"
  3. "Something Right"
  4. "What Makes a Man"
  5. "Uptown Girl"
  6. "The Easy Way"
  7. "If I Let You Go" (contains excerpts from "Where Is the Love?")
  8. "Mandy"
  9. "My Love"
  10. Medley:
    1. "SexyBack"
    2. "Blame It on the Boogie"
    3. "Get Down on It"
    4. "I'm Your Man"
    5. "Let Me Entertain You"
  11. "I'm Already There"
  12. Medley:
    1. "Unbreakable"
    2. "Queen of My Heart"
    3. "Fool Again"
  13. "Catch My Breath'
  14. "Home"
  15. "Us Against The World"
  16. "Swear It Again"
  17. "Flying Without Wings"
Encore;
  1. "When You're Looking Like That"
  2. "You Raise Me Up" (contains elements of "My Heart Will Go On")

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe[3]
25 February 2008 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
26 February 2008
27 February 2008
29 February 2008 Liverpool England Echo Arena Liverpool
1 March 2008 London The O2
2 March 2008
4 March 2008 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
5 March 2008
8 March 2008 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
9 March 2008
10 March 2008
12 March 2008 Birmingham England NEC Arena
13 March 2008
15 March 2008 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
16 March 2008
18 March 2008 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
20 March 2008
21 March 2008
22 March 2008
24 March 2008 Nottingham England Nottingham Arena
25 March 2008 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
26 March 2008
28 March 2008 London Wembley Arena
29 March 2008
Australasia[4]
7 May 2008 Christchurch New Zealand Westpac Arena
9 May 2008 Wellington TSB Bank Arena
10 May 2008 Auckland Vector Arena
12 May 2008 ASB Auditorium
13 May 2008 New Plymouth TSB Stadium
Europe[5]
16 May 2008 Aberdeen Scotland Press and Journal Arena
17 May 2008 Glasgow Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
19 May 2008 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena
20 May 2008 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
25 May 2008 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena
27 May 2008 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
28 May 2008
1 June 2008 Dublin Ireland Croke Park
3 June 2008 Birmingham England NEC Arena
4 June 2008 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena
21 June 2008 Galway Ireland Pearse Stadium
22 June 2008 Killarney Fitzgerald Stadium
24 June 2008 Nottingham England Nottingham Arena
25 June 2008 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
28 June 2008 Plymouth England Home Park
29 June 2008[A] Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a part of the "Liverpool Summer Pops"[6]
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
19 May 2008 Nottingham, England Nottingham Arena Postponed. Rescheduled to 24 June 2008
20 May 2008 Cardiff, Wales Cardiff International Arena Postponed. Rescheduled to 25 June 2008
22 May 2008 Birmingham, England National Exhibition Centre Postponed. Rescheduled to 3 June 2008
23 May 2008 Manchester, England Manchester Evening News Arena Postponed. Rescheduled to 4 June 2008
25 May 2008 Herning, Denmark MCH Hall M Cancelled
26 May 2008 Oslo, Norway Oslo Spektrum Cancelled
28 May 2008 Oberhausen, Germany König Pilsener Arena Cancelled
29 May 2008 Rotterdam, Netherlands Cancelled Ahoy Rotterdam

Live Concert DVD[edit]

10 Years Of Westlife – Live At Croke Park Stadium
Video by Westlife
Released 24 November 2008
Recorded 1 June 2008 (Dublin)
Genre Pop
Label Sony BMG
Director Julie Knowles/ Charlie Lightening
Westlife chronology
Back Home 10 Years Of Westlife – Live At Croke Park Stadium The Karaoke Collection

The band's official website officially states on 2008 September that a DVD will be released entitled 10 Years Of Westlife – Live at Croke Park Stadium.

  1. Video system: PAL
  2. Language: English
  3. No. of disks: 1
  4. Catalogue number: 88697389499
  5. Sound format: Stereo Dolby Digital 5.1
  6. Aspect ratio: 16:9, Widescreen – Aspect Ratio 4:3, Full Screen

Critical reception[edit]

Online music stores has added a descriptive review on 2008 October:

"After a staggering 10 years at the top of the UK charts, pop royalty Westlife release an amazing live DVD of their massive Croke Park stadium concert. On 1 June 2008 Westlife returned to their home country of Ireland to play the biggest concert of their career to date. Fresh from the success of their massive 'Back Home' world tour, the band played to a sell-out, 82,500 strong crowd at Croke Park Stadium, Dublin in honour of Westlife's 10th anniversary. A truly unforgettable occasion for Kian, Mark, Nicky and Shane. This beautifully shot DVD perfectly captures the emotion, intensity, spirit and magical moments of the concert and is a must have for any fans that want a true reminder of this very special day. The DVD also features an amazing 30 minute behind the scenes documentary, 'The Road Home', allowing up close and personal access to the world's biggest boy band. Fans will get to see Westlife in the lead-up to the concert, preparing, planning and rehearsing for the greatest show of their lives. Also featured are the Top 10 Westlife videos as voted for by the fans on westlife.com."

Tracklisting[edit]

Title Time Run
01 Introduction Music/Hit You With The Real Thing 04:45
02 World Of Our Own 03:51
03 Something Right 05:05
04 What Makes A Man 04:11
05 Uptown Girl 03:23
06 The Easy Way 03:29
07 If I Let You Go 03:39
08 Mandy 03:44
09 Sexyback/Blame It On The Boogie 03:49
10 Get Down On It 01:55
11 I'm Your Man 02:46
12 Let Me Entertain You 03:06
13 I'm Already There 06:38
14 Unbreakable 02:13
15 Queen Of My Heart 02:05
16 Fool Again 01:22
17 Catch My Breath 05:59
18 Home 03:37
19 Us Against The World 06:15
20 Swear It Again 11:59
21 Flying Without Wings 11:03
22 When You're Looking Like That 05:07
23 My Heart Will Go On/You Raise Me Up 06:57
24 End Credits 01:27
25 The Road Home Documentary 30:12
26 Us Against the World 03:57
27 Flying Without Wings 03:44
28 When You're Looking Like That 03:59
29 Bop Bop Baby 04:28
30 Obvious 03:38
31 Unbreakable 04:32
32 You Raise Me Up 04:00
33 World Of Our Own 03:31
34 What Makes A Man 03:43
35 I Lay My Love On You 03:29

Chart performance[edit]

SOURCE:[7]

Chart Peak
position
Hong Kong 1
Ireland 1
Netherlands 14
New Zealand 1
South Africa 1
Sweden 10
UK 1

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Catalogue No.
Australia[8] 22 November 2008 Sony BMG 88697389499
Czech Republic[9] 24 November 2008 Sony BMG
Denmark[10] 25 November 2008 Sony BMG
Germany[11] 21 November 2008 Sony BMG 88697389499
Hong Kong[12] 24 November 2008 Sony BMG 88697391949
Ireland 22 November 2008 Syco, RCA
Japan[13] 12 December 2008 Sony BMG
Norway[14] 26 November 2008 Sony BMG 88697389499
Philippines[15] 24 November 2008 Sony BMG 88697391949
Slovakia[16] 24 November 2008 Sony BMG
South Africa[17] 21 November 2008 Sony BMG 88697389499
Sweden[18] 26 November 2008 Sony BMG 88697389499
Switzerland[19] 21 November 2008 Sony BMG 88697389499
United Kingdom[20] 24 November 2008 Syco, RCA 88697389499

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=434907
  2. ^ Westlife with Annabel Fay – Christchurch – Eventfinder
  3. ^ "Upcoming Events". Westlife Official Website. Simco Limited. Archived from the original on 25 October 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Upcoming Events". Westlife Official Website. Simco Limited. Archived from the original on 25 October 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Additional sources for dates in Europe:
  6. ^ Tansley, Janet (30 June 2008). "Review: Westlife, Summer Pops, ECHO Arena". Liverpool Echo. Trinity Mirror. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  7. ^ http://www.westlife.com/news/2008/12/08/westlife_riding_high_in_the_charts
  8. ^ http://www.sonybmg.com.au/dvd/releaseDetails.do?catalogueNo=88697389499
  9. ^ http://www.arara.cz/product/194648
  10. ^ http://www.cdskiven.dk/default.asp?view=albuminfo&albumid=1134662&preorder=0&news=0&sale=0&secondhand=0&showGenre=0&showCat=1
  11. ^ http://www.sonybmg.de/artists2.php?iA=7&artist=177992&product=88697389499
  12. ^ http://www.hmv.com.hk/product/dvd_music.asp?sku=194366
  13. ^ http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=BVBP-21076
  14. ^ http://cdon.no/musikk/westlife/10_years_of_westlife_-_live_at_croke_park_stadium-4047776
  15. ^ http://www.sonybmg.com.ph/index.php/artists/album/79/109
  16. ^ http://www.gorila.sk/product/194648
  17. ^ http://www.take2.co.za/music-westlife-10-years-of-westlife-live-at-croke-park-stadium-dvd-4025577.html
  18. ^ http://cdon.se/musikk/westlife/10_years_of_westlife_-_live_at_croke_park_stadium-4047776
  19. ^ http://www.1advd.ch/Default.asp?idlnk=5744569
  20. ^ http://hmv.com/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;-1;-1;-1&sku=886927&tduid=c73bae39aee4faae229650cb32a137d8