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Shane Filan Announces First Ever Tour As A Solo Artist

Shane Filan Announces First Ever Tour As A Solo Artist


Shane Filan has today announced that he will be touring the UK as a solo artist for the first time in February and March of 2014. The tour will see Shane play 15 headline dates across the UK and Ireland including a show at the newly refurbished Hammersmith Apollo in London on the 7th March. Tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 13th September and are available from or and

Shane on the tour: "I'm so excited to be heading out on my first ever solo tour. The album 'You and Me’ means so much to me and I cannot wait to play these songs live in front of an audience, and of course there will be some old fan favourites from memory lane and a couple of surprises in there too. Hope to see you all there"


20 Feb          Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

21 Feb          Birmingham Symphony Hall

22 Feb          Reading Hexagon

24 Feb          Manchester Bridgewater Hall

25 Feb          Glasgow Concert Halls

26 Feb          Newcastle City Hall

27 Feb          York Barbican

1 Mar           Blackpool Opera House

2 Mar           Cardiff St Davids Hall

3 Mar           Nottingham RCH

5 Mar           Bournemouth Pavilion

6 Mar           Southend Cliffs Pavilion

7 Mar           London Hammersmith Apollo

9 Mar           Belfast Waterfront

11 Mar         Dublin Olympia

Filan will release his debut solo album 'You & Me’ through Capitol Records on November 4. This follows the success of his debut single 'Everything To Me’. The next single 'About You’ will be released a day before the album – November 3. 'About You’ is written by Shane with Steve Mac and Wayne Hector, who famously wrote 'Flying Without Wings’ for Westlife.

 Shane co-wrote a handful of Westlife songs, but his solo album sees him emerge as a pop writer to be reckoned with.  Shane says "I got off to a really good start. Everything To Me felt like beginners’ luck, but I didn’t know how good it was. Then the label were phoning, going "This is great!" I’d shown to myself I could do this and that took the pressure off. I was flying in those first two weeks and then suddenly I was in Nashville with really famous songwriters, partly thinking 'WOW!’ but also 'Right, let’s do this.’"

Shane’s co-writers include his old Westlife writer/producer team Steve Mac & Wayne Hector, plus Nick Atkinson (Gabrielle Aplin), Nexus (Lana Del Rey), Paul Barry & Patrick Maskell (Enrique Iglesias’ Hero) and Nashville songwriters Kylie Sackley and Brandon Hood (LeAnn Rimes, Faith Hill). It’s produced by Martin Terefe (Train, Jason Mraz) and Steve Mac.