Where We Are Tour (Westlife)

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Where We Are Tour
Tour by Westlife
Poster Westlife WhereWeAre.jpg
Promotional poster for tour
Associated album Where We Are
Start date 2 May 2010
End date 28 August 2010
Legs 1
No. of shows 36 Total
Westlife concert chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Belfast Telegraph favourable[1]
Heat World favourable[2]
Liverpool Daily Post favourable[3]
News of the World 4/5 stars[4]
The Star Yorkshire favourable[5]
The Times 3/5 stars[6]
This Is Bristol 9/10 stars[7]

The Where We Are Tour is a tour by Irish pop band, Westlife in support of their ninth studio album, Where We Are. The band toured in numerous counties in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Faroe Islands, Scotland and Wales. The 14 May date of the tour, which took place on The O2 Arena, London, had a live broadcast on Sky Box Office.[8] It was also taped for a concert DVD, Where We Are Tour: Live from The O2, which was released on 29 November 2010.


Before the album was released, different reports had been publicized, such as Westlife already having their 2010 tour with two dates in Croke Park on their minds.[9] The tour was designed by Bez Halpin and produced by William Baker as said from an article with the content and design used for the tour.[10] On 28 May, it was announced that Westlife would play an intimate and exclusive gig called "A night with Westlife" at The O2 in Dublin, the gig will be filmed and streamed live via The O2's blueroom website o2blueroom.ie. The event took place on 20 August with a shorter and different setlist.[11] The tour has been tagged by Stereoboard UK as the fourth most in-demand tour of 2010. The tour was seen by 360,000 fans.[12]

Support acts[edit]

Irish girlband Wonderland was announced as one of the support act for Westlife and were the only to serve the full tour.[13] On 27 April 2010, it was announced that American boyband WOW also served as an opening act for this tour, from 12 May in London's O2 up to 5 June in Dublin's Croke Park.[14] On 16 May 2010, boyband The MacDonald Brothers was added as a support act exclusively for the Glasgow dates.[15] JLS, runners up of The X Factor in 2008, alongside Jedward another X Factor contender.[16] will support the band's return at Europe's fourth biggest stadium, Croke Park on 5 June 2010,[17] which gives Westlife a total of four support acts for their Croke Park gig – Wonderland, Wow, JLS and Jedward. Indie rock group The Fuel will support the band on their Bristol date.[18] McLean also supports the band on 18 July, Tamworth Festival.[19]


  1. "Where We Are"
  2. "What About Now"
  3. "When You're Looking Like That"
  4. "My Love"
  5. "Uptown Girl"
  6. "Swear It Again"
  7. "Mandy"
  8. "If I Let You Go" (contains excerpts from "All Out of Love")
  9. "Shadows"
  10. "Home"
  11. "I'm Already There"
  12. Medley
    1. "I Gotta Feeling"
    2. "Halo"
    3. "How to Break a Heart"
    4. "The Boys Are Back in Town"
    5. "Sex on Fire"
  13. "What Makes a Man"
  14. "Flying Without Wings"
  15. "World of Our Own"
  16. "I'll See You Again"
  17. "You Raise Me Up"
  • "Reach Out" and "Unbreakable" were performed at the Odyssey Arena on 2 May 2010.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
2 May 2010 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
3 May 2010
4 May 2010
6 May 2010 Nottingham England Trent FM Arena Nottingham
7 May 2010 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool
9 May 2010 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
10 May 2010
12 May 2010 London The O2 Arena
13 May 2010
14 May 2010
16 May 2010 Birmingham LG Arena
17 May 2010
20 May 2010 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
21 May 2010
22 May 2010
24 May 2010 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
25 May 2010
26 May 2010
28 May 2010 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena
30 May 2010
31 May 2010 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
1 June 2010
5 June 2010 Dublin Ireland Croke Park
17 June 2010 Bristol England Ashton Gate Stadium
6 July 2010[A] Cork Ireland The Docklands
7 July 2010[A]
18 July 2010[B] Tamworth England Tamworth Castle
30 July 2010 County Sligo Ireland Lissadell House
5 August 2010[C] Esher England Sandown Park Racecourse
7 August 2010[D] Klaksvík Faroe Islands Miðbýur
13 August 2010[F] Newmarket England Newmarket Racecourse
14 August 2010[G] Newbury Newbury Racecourse
20 August 2010[H] Dublin Ireland The O2
21 August 2010 Mansfield England Field Mill Stadium
27 August 2010 Llandudno Wales Venue Cymru Arena
28 August 2010 Cawdor Scotland Cawdor Castle
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A These concerts were a part of "Live at the Marquee"[22]
B This concert was a part of the "Midlands Music Festival"[23]
C This concert was a part of the "Sandown Park Music Nights"[24]
D This concert was a part of the "Summarfestivalurin"[25]
F This concert was a part of the "Newmarket Nights"[26]
G This concert was a part of the "Party in Paddock"[27]
H This concert was a part of "A Night in with Westlife"[28]
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
28 August 2010 Bangor, Wales Vaynol Estate Cancelled.[29] This concert was a part of the "Faenol Festival"[30]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Johnston, Andrew. Where We Are Tour – Review. belfasttelegraph.co.uk.
  2. ^ (2010-05-14). We saw Westlife live last night and shock we lied it. Heat World. heatworld.com.
  3. ^ Kelly, Joanne (2010-05-10). Review: Westlife at Liverpool ECHO Arena. Liverpool Daily Post liverpooldailypost.com.
  4. ^ Edwards, Natalie (2010-05-16). This tour is a grooved up version of the boysrsquo winning tried and tested formula. News of the World Newsoftheworld.co.uk.
  5. ^ Lewis, Claire (2010-05-11). review: Westlife, Sheffield Arena. The Star Yorkshire.
  6. ^ Verrico, Lisa (19 May 2010). "Westlife ate the O2, SE10". London: entertainment.timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Westlife: Ashton Gate". thisisbristol.co.uk. 18 June 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100424084918/http://movies.sky.com/westlife-on-sky-box-office. Archived from the original on 24 April 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ Villy (26 February 2009). "Westlife busy working on charts comeback". Melaine Finn. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  10. ^ http://www.plsn.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5767&Itemid=101
  11. ^ "3Plus". Blueroom.o2online.ie. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  12. ^ "Lady Gaga Reigns In Stereoboard's Top 20 Tours Of 2010 & Top 10 Tours For 2011 (Feature)". Stereoboard. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  13. ^ [1][dead link]
  14. ^ [2] Archived 26 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ [3] Archived 3 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "Jedward to support Westlife at Croke Park gig". BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  17. ^ JLS Supporting Westlife
  18. ^ "Unbelievable! The Fuel are going to rock Ashton Gate with Westlife | Bristol Post". Thisisbristol.co.uk. 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  19. ^ [4][dead link]
  20. ^ "Upcoming Events". Westlife Official Website. Simco Limited. Archived from the original on 26 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  21. ^ Additional sources for dates in Europe:
  22. ^ "WESTLIFE EXTRA DATE ADDED FOR CORK'S LIVE AT THE MARQUEE". Hot Press. 26 March 2010. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  23. ^ Coleman, Andrew (14 May 2010). "Music: Westlife to headline Tamworth music festival". Birmingham Mail. Trinity Mirror. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  24. ^ "Westlife four set for Sandown show". Reading Post. Trinity Mirror. 28 July 2010. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  25. ^ "Bjóða fólki á Summarfestival" [People invited to Summarfestival]. Norðlýsið (in Faroese). 25 November 2010. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  26. ^ "Westlife add their names to impressive Newmarket Nights line-up". Newmarket Journal. Johnston Press. 10 February 2010. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  27. ^ "Westlife In Newbury". Newbury Sound. Celador. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  28. ^ "Telefónica O2 Ireland Selects Brightcove Platform for Online Video Initiatives" (Press release). Brightcove. 1 September 2010. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  29. ^ owen, Dan (12 August 2010). "Westlife to perform in Llandudno". North Wales Weekly News. Trinity Mirror. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  30. ^ "Westlife are to headline the Faenol Festival". Caernarfon Herald. Trinity Mirror. 13 May 2010. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.