+ DIARIES FROM THE ROAD +
Here you can find all the diaries of the lads from Westlife.com!
Shane's Diary From The Road! (9 March 2007)
I’m writing this on our way to Port Elizabeth, where we’re playing our next gig. We’ve had an amazing time in South Africa so far, the fans have been fantastic and we’ve really enjoyed travelling around this beautiful country.
We’d also like to pass on our thanks to all the Australian fans who came to see our shows – we were completely blown away by you and couldn’t have asked for a better start to our tour. It’s impossible to pick a favourite gig as we enjoyed every single night and the reaction from you lot was incredible. Australia’s amazing!
Am going to try and grab some sleep now, like the other lads are doing – we’re all pretty tired, but loving every minute of it.
Catch you soon
Nicky's Diary From The Road! (3 March 2007)
So, we have done our first concert of the tour and let me say it was phenomenal! It's always so nice to perform all around the world and get such an amazing reception, so thanks to everyone who was there to support us.
I don't want to give too much away about the show to those coming to the other dates, but I hope those that were there on Wednesday will agree all our hard work rehearsing has paid off. We are having such a ball on the road and can’t wait to continue touring this amazing country.
See you in next week's update
Kian's Diary From The Road! (18 February 2007)
Kian here. It’s been another full week of rehearsals for us. We’ve been working incredibly hard and we’re all quite tired, but the show’s come together really well and we’re incredibly proud of it. None of us can quite believe the tour starts next week though!
Flying to Australia today, so that gives us chance for a bit of a rest. We’ve got one final day of rehearsals on Tuesday, and then we’re live on stage in Perth on Thursday!
Catch you soon
Mark's Diary From The Road! (6 February 2007)
During the last week we've been in Sligo doing dance rehearsals for the tour. It's been hard work and we're all aching but it doesn't take long to get back into he swing of it. We think you'll be very happy with the things we've worked on so far.
We've still got a lot of rehearsing to do and the next few weeks will be a tough slog, but believe me it'll be worth it. We can't wait!
Catch you next week for another update.
Shane's Diary From The Road! (1 February 2007)
Hope you’re all very well. We’ve been enjoying a few weeks off since Christmas, relaxing and grabbing a bit of peace and quiet, which has been really great, and now we’re back in the swing of things, gearing up to release ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ next month.
Last week we were busy doing interviews and shoots for various magazines and radio stations, as well as performing at the Childline Concert in Dublin on Sunday, which was a really special show for us – was great to see lots of familiar faces in the crowd.
This week we’re in Sligo rehearsing for the tour. We had some amazing feedback from you guys on the new stuff we tried out for last year’s tour, and we think you’re going to be really impressed with what we’ve got up our sleeves for this one!
Catch you soon
Nicky's Diary From The Road! (26 February 2006)
Well I'm writing to you from sunny Melbourne. I can't tell you how great it is to be getting some sun on our backs. We arrived this morning and have got the whole weekend off, so I reckon we'll be hitting the pool before too long.
We'll be checking out the charts on Sunday of course though! Thanks to everyone who's supported us by buying the single. As always, it's much appreciated. Some of you may have caught us performing it earlier this week on This Morning and Davina. Was so nice to see a lot of you at the studios.
Well, I'm off to work on the tan!
Kian's Diary From The Road! (17 February 2006)
This week started off with an interview and shoot for Hello! magazine – should be hitting the news stands soon so keep your eyes open. On Tuesday we were doing some UK promotion, then on Wednesday it was the Brits. We may not have won, but we’re so grateful for all your support – we know you’ve all been voting for us. The award show was great, and the after show parties were even better!
We were at the Top Of The Pops studios on Thursday to record a performance and interview, was nice to see some of you there. Today and the weekend will be taken up with more promo stuff.
That’s it for now.
Mark's Diary From The Road! (5 February 2006)
Not much to report this week as we’re all having a few days off to relax before we start gearing up for promo for Amazing, which is out next month. We're looking forward to seeing some of you in Dublin on Sunday at Childline though - should be a great show.
Catch you soon
Nicky's Diary From The Road! (22 January 2006)
Hope 2006 is treating you well so far. We all had a nice relaxing time over the Christmas period – lots of lovely presents, food and spending time with family and
This week has been a fairly quiet one for us. On Wednesday we travelled to Finland to perform ‘You Raise Me Up’ at the NRJ Awards in Helsinki, which took place
yesterday. Beautiful country, but absolutely freezing cold at this time of year – it’s been around minus 17
degrees! We’ve all been wearing about three jumpers each!
That’s it for now, take care
Kian's Diary From The Road! (17 December 2005)
As I’m sure you’re all aware, our second single from Face To Face, ‘When You Tell Me That You Love Me’, was released on Monday – thanks to all of you who’ve already bought it, we really appreciate your support.
On Tuesday you may have caught us on Des & Mel, performing and having a chat. We had a meeting about the tour in the afternoon to discuss all the great stuff we’ve got planned for you lot next spring!
On Wednesday we met up with the ‘tea with Westlife’ competition winner, which we really enjoyed, and then later in the afternoon we did a bunch of press interviews.
Yesterday was a day off for us, and today we’re travelling up to Belfast to perform on the Kelly Show, and then it’s straight back to London. We’ll be on CD:UK tomorrow, as well as recording our performances for TOTP.
That’s it for now, keep your fingers crossed for the single on Sunday!
Shane's Diary From The Road! (9 December 2005)
This week started with a whole load of interviews on Monday for various papers and TV shows, then we flew to Sweden on the Tuesday to do some more promo stuff over there. As you can imagine, it was pretty freezing! We stayed there until Wednesday afternoon, then flew back to London. It was over to TOTP Reloaded in the afternoon to record a performance of ‘When You Tell Me That You Love Me’, then we met up with Steve Mac in the studio in the evening.
We’re doing Richard & Judy this afternoon. Tomorrow we’re recording for Record Of The Year, as ‘You Raise Me Up’ is in the running (hint – you can vote for the song during tomorrow’s show!), then we’re off to Oslo in the evening, as we’re performing at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony on Sunday, which will be very special.
Have a good weekend
Mark's Diary From The Road! (3 December 2005)
How are you all doing? This week we arrived back from South Africa on Monday. Then on Tuesday we were back at the airport to get off to Dusseldorf in Germany to perform at the World Women Awards, which was an amazing event.
The next day ,we went off to T4 to record ‘When You Tell Me That You Love Me’ for their Christmas is Calling show. After that, it was off to get interviewed by Frank Skinner, which is always an experience!
On Thursday we went off to record a show called Brits are Coming. Then off to do an interview at London Tonight.
Friday we were up very early to do Entertainment Today on GMTV, which meant performing ‘When You Tell Me That You Love Me’ with Diana on a huge video screen behind us.
Then in the afternoon we went off to record It Takes Two, which is a sister show to Strictly Come Dancing, including a live interview.
See you all soon
Love, Mark xx
Nicky's Diary From The Road! (25 November 2005)
Been a fairly quiet week by Westlife standards. We flew back over to Jo’burg
on Monday morning to play another gig in South Africa, then flew to Cape Town
on the Tuesday and have been relaxing there ever since! We’re off back to
Jo’burg this evening to play more gigs there tomorrow and Sunday, then
we’re heading back to London on the Sunday evening.
That’s it for now folks.
Mark's Diary From The Road! (21 November 2005)
Mark here. This is what we’ve been doing this week.
We came down to London on Monday to spend the following day filming the video for the next single ‘When You Tell Me That You Love Me’ with the one and only Diana Ross. I’m not allowed to give anything away, but I think you’ll love it! Then in the evening we did the Christmas lights switch-on on Oxford Street. It was amazing to see so many people there – thanks to everyone who turned up, it was a great night.
We had a day off on Wednesday, then hopped over to Oslo to do a Norwegian TV show on Thursday and then came back to London later that evening. Today we recorded ‘You Raise Me Up’ in Belfast for tonight’s Children In Need. We’re heading off to South Africa this evening to do some more gigs over there.
That’s it for now.
Kian's Diary From The Road! (11 November 2005)
Mark was supposed to do this week’s diary, but he’s not around at the moment, so you’ve got me instead!
Anyway, this is going to be a quick one because we’re so busy at the moment it’s unreal. We’ve been out in South Africa all week performing at gigs in conjunction with the Nelson Mandela charity, which has been amazing. We’ve played in Cape Town and Jo’burg, both great places. We’ve also met up with the one & only Diana Ross to discuss the video shoot for our next single, ‘When You Tell Me That You Love Me’, so that was pretty special, as you can imagine.
Bye for now
Shane's Diary From The Road! (4 November 2005)
This is how our week’s looked…
Monday was of course the day of our album release. Looks like it’s doing really well, so a big thanks to everyone who’s bought it. We did Loose Women at lunchtime and performed ‘You Raise Me Up’ plus a new track off the album, ‘Desperado’, as well as getting a grilling from the Loose Women themselves! Then we hopped on the plane to Germany to do radio interviews in Frankfurt on Tuesday and a TV appearance in Berlin on Wednesday.
Yesterday and today are days off for us, so we’ve had some time to chill out and recharge the batteries. Tomorrow we’re off to Kent to do a performance at the beautiful Leeds Castle in Maidstone, so that should be brilliant, we’re really looking forward to that. And on Sunday we’re travelling to Hillsborough for a performance and fireworks display – another great evening I reckon!
I also want to say thanks so much from all of us for giving us our 13th number one single. We really appreciate all of your support.
Bye for now
Nicky's Diary From The Road! (29 October 2005)
Here’s what we’ve been getting up to this week…
Monday was of course a very special day for us as our new single ‘You Raise
Me Up’ was released – a big thanks to all you lot that have bought it! We
did a performance of it on the Paul O’Grady show that evening, which was a
lot of fun as Paul’s a great guy. On Tuesday we met the winner of the
competition on This Morning, then in the evening it was more interviews, this
time a live one with MTV and two international ones.
Wednesday was a brilliant day as we were in the studio recording with Steve
Mac, who’s produced a whole load of top tracks including ‘Flying Without
Wings’. It was great to see him again. Then yesterday we performed a song
from the new album called ‘Amazing’ that you’ll be able to catch on Top
of the Pops Reloaded very soon, and then flew over to Belfast to do an album
signing in Dublin today. I’m writing this before the signing has happened,
and am looking forward to seeing some of you guys – I’m sure there will be
a few familiar faces there! It’s always great to see our Irish fans, they
really know how to make us feel welcome.
As for the weekend, we’re playing at G-A-Y in London in the evening, and
then performing ‘You Raise Me Up’ on TOTP on Sunday. Oh, and listening to
the charts of course!
Take care and thanks for all your support.
Kian's Diary From The Road! (22 October 2005)
Welcome to our new ‘Diary From The Road’! We’ll be taking it in turns to
fill you in each week on what’s going on in Westlife world…
Okay, here’s what happened last week. Monday and Tuesday were pretty much
interviews and photoshoots all day with magazines from Germany and Sweden and
phone interviews for China, Japan, India, Mexico and South Africa – so all
you guys over there, keep an eye out for us! We had a much-appreciated day off
on Wednesday, which meant we had some time to relax! Then up to Glasgow on
Thursday to perform at the Clyde FM Awards, which was really great. We did our
new single ‘You Raise Me Up’ plus ‘Flying Without Wings’ (one of my
favourite songs to perform live). On Friday it was over to Dublin for more
interviews, photoshoots and a performance on The Late Late Show. It's great to
be back in Ireland even if it is only for a short time! We’ve been in
England so long now it's great to get home as and when we can. The single
release isn't far away now so we're really gearing up with all of the
promotion so I hope to see you all soon out and about!
Well that’s it for now, thanks for checking in to the site.
Catch you later