Gravity Tour 2011 is Westlife’s latest world concert tour and Philippines is one of the band’s favorite places to hold their concert. In fact, it’s already their fourth visit here in the Philippines. The first ever Westlife concert was held 11 years ago.
In a press conference held last Thursday, hours before the Gravity Tour 2011 concert, Kian said, “We come to the Philippines and we get a response like this after many years… maybe we’re doing something right”
Feehily further added saying that the connection they have with their Filipino fans is a “magical experience.”
The Westlife concert held yesterday, September 29, 2011 was a complete blast. The said concert took place at Araneta Coliseum where thousands of screaming fans cheered for their all-time favorite Irish band. The group is composed of Nicky Byrne, Shane Filan, Kian Egan, and Mark Feehily.
Meanwhile, one of the Westlife members is a self-confessed Manny Pacquiao fan. In a Skype interview by GMA 7 with Westlife member Nicky Byrne, weeks before the concert, he said, “I’m probably the biggest Pacquiao fan out of all the Westlife boys.”
“When I found out we were going to the Philippines, I would love to meet Manny Pacquiao, and maybe do a duet.”
“I thought one day I could maybe interview him, meet him, get a photograph with him, do some boxing with him.”
Surely, Byrne is one of Manny Pacquiao’s biggest fans. In his tweeter account @nickbyrneoffic, he tweeted, “I would be grateful to just shake Manny’s hand.”