Tuesday 24 October 2017

Boyzone to open this year’s Cheerios Childline concert

Boyzone in concert at the O2, in Dublin
Boyzone in concert at the O2, in Dublin

BOYZONE will open this year’s Cheerios Childline Concert, it has been confirmed.

Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Mikey Graham and Keith Duffy, who can be currently seen in ‘Love/Hate’, will take to the stage for the show at the O2 on November 20 next.

The band, along with the late Stephen Gately, played at the first ever Childline Concert 16 years and are looking forward to this month’s event.

"We can't wait to open the show at Childline later this month. It's an event that has a special place in Boyzone's heart. To be back on our home turf as we celebrate our 20th anniversary means so much to us all,” the band said in a statement issued today.

Boyzone join a star-studded line-up including The Wanted, Shane Filan, Conor Maynard, Little Mix and Union J for this year’s fundraising concert.

To mark their 20 years together, Ronan, Keith, Shane  and Mikey have already announced a major eighteen-date UK and Ireland arena tour, to thank their fans for the phenomenal support over the years and to pay tribute to their brother, Stephen Gately.

Now they can also confirm they have signed a new recording deal with Warner Music and will release a brand new studio album titled ‘BZ20’ on Friday November 22nd. 

 Childline hope to receive over €400,000 from this year’s concert.

To date, Childline has benefitted to the tune of €4.6 million from the previous concerts, which have been held annually since 1997. Over the years acts such as Robbie Williams, Westlife, The Script, Boyzone, JLS, Alexandra Burke, Girls Aloud, Taio Cruz, Cascada, Enrique Iglesias, All Saints, Ronan Keating, Brian McFadden, S Club7, Blue, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Five, Sugababes, Busted, McFly, The Saturdays, Little Mix, Stooshe, Olly Murs, Jason Derulo and many more have all taken part.

 Childline continues to experience record levels of demand for it’s services.

More than 800,000 calls will be received in 2013 and almost half of those calls will go unanswered due to lack of resources.

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