Westlife honoured by Scottish music venue

Westlife have been honoured by one of Scotland’s most famous music venues as they played there for the last time.

The SECC in Glasgow unveiled four silver bar stools engraved with the names of Shane, Mark, Kian and Nicky, and the tributes will have a permanent home outside the main entrance of the music venue in recognition of the band’s popularity in Scotland.

Westlife are currently on a farewell tour and have played at the SECC 49 times throughout their career, selling more tickets than any other act.

As the bar stools were unveiled the band said: “It’s a wonderful gesture from the SECC and we have always loved playing in Scotland.

“It’s fitting for us to say goodbye and we hope that the seats will be a permanent reminder for our fans of all the great nights we have had here.”

The band have had 14 number one singles in the UK and more than 20 top 10 hits, and in 2010 they were estimated to have amassed a £31 million fortune after selling more than 44 million copies of their records around the world.

Head of concert and event sales at the SECC, Allan Snedden, was delighted to unveil the tributary bar stools and said: “Over the years, Westlife have sold the biggest number of tickets of any act to take place at the SECC and we could not let their farewell gig here pass without marking this amazing feat.

“The seats outside which are synonymous with the band’s live acts will be lasting testimony to the enjoyment Westlife has given to thousands of fans here.”

Westlife’s final performance will be at Croke Park in Dublin on June 23.


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