Saturday, October 8, 2011
WESTLIFE LIVE IN KUALA LUMPUR : GRAVITY TOUR 2011
center> They gave you memorable sing along hits such as “Swear It Again”. “Flying Without Wings”. “If I Let You Go”, “ Uptown Girl” , “I Have A Dream” and many more…. Now WESTLIFE is back Bigger That Ever andwill be coming to Malaysia this coming October 7th, 2011 to perform to their Malaysian fans at The Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil at 8,30 pm as part of their WESTLIFE LIVE IN KUALA LUMPUR : GRAVITY TOUR 2011 concert series…
Malaysia holds a special place in the hearts of WESTLIFE….
When they embark on their first ever promotional tour in June 1999, Malaysia was the first ever nation to welcome them. They came back a 2nd time in November 1999 and their debut album sold a record achieving 260,000 units..Their maiden headlining concert tour of Asia had them rocking a full house at Genting’s Arena OfStars.For their 2nd album, spearheaded by the smash remake of UPTOWN GIRL sold 240,000 units. They supported the album with a concert at the National Stadium Bukit Jalil on May 26,2001.
In 2002 for their 4th.album WESTLIFE chose Malaysia to be the first Asian country to launch their landmark album of their greatest hits. They launched the Greatest Hits album with a sensational concert at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalilwith the Westlife Showcase & Soccer Extravaganza whereby they played soccer with Malaysian Rockers United and won 6-1 at The National Stadium Bukit Jalil.
Since than, Westlife has never toured this part of Asia and come October 7 longtime fans of the band will be able to see their superstars perform at the Putra Indoor Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
concert set list
When You're Looking Like That
World Of Our Own
What Makes A man
Hits Medley (Viva La Vida / Only Girl In The World/ Time of my life...Dirty Bit...Bad Romance)
Seasons In The Sun
You Raise me Up
I will Reach You
Flying Without Wings
What About Now
THE WESTLIFE LEGACY
Westlife’s is the only act in British or Irish history to have their first seven singles go straight to Number 1, and they have gone on to sell over 44 million records worldwide which includes their studio, single, video, and compilation albums.
Westlife garnered 14 number one singles in the United Kingdom, the third-highest in UK history, tying with Cliff Richard and trailing behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles. The group has also broken a few top records, including "Music artist with most consecutive number 1's in the UK".
Westlife's first big break came in 1998 when they opened for the Boyzone and Backstreet Boys' concerts in Dublin. In March 1999, the group released their first single, "Swear It Again" which immediately topped the charts in Ireland and in UK for two weeks.Their second single, "If I Let You Go", released in August 1999 along with the highly acclaimed "Flying Without Wings" (their first 'Record of the Year'), released in October the same year, also followed suit. "Flying Without Wings
Coast to Coast was released a year after and was another #1 UK album The album was preceded by a duet with Mariah Carey on the Phil Collins' classic "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" and the original song, "My Love" (the song that bagged their second 'Record of the Year' award). Both singles reached #1 on the UK charts. With this, Westlife broke an unexpected record of having their first seven singles debut at the top of the UK charts, tying with The Beatles. Outside the UK/Ireland territories, they have released "I Lay My Love on You" and "When You're Looking Like That" and gained chart success. In 2001
The new album named Gravity, which was named by a fan, was released on a 22 November 2010….The first single "Safe" debuted on the UK Singles Chart on 21 November 2010 at #10, giving the group their 25th Top 10 single in the United Kingdom... The band is expected to release their second greatest hits album sometime in the end of the year.
* photos and info from by JS Concert Productions