Shane Filan Announces First Ever Solo UK Tour
07 March London Hammersmith Apollo
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 a show at the newly refurbished Hammersmith Apollo in London on the 07 March.
Tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 13 September and are available from Eventim. Register for a Shane Filan ticket alarm on Eventim
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”
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.’”
While Shane’s financial problems have been well documented, the album is an extremely positive collection of songs. He says: “People don’t want to hear about your problems. Everyone has problems, lots of people are struggling financially at the moment and it’s not something to harp on about.
What I got out of my situation is that I’m so lucky to have three healthy kids, a healthy marriage and an amazing wife. That’s what the album is about – trying to tell people not to worry. I’ve been there and it’s not worth it. You get through it and you try to stay positive, so I’ve tried to keep the songs positive.”