Westlife have been forced to call off their Scottish gigs, along with all of the remaining shows in their 2020 UK and Ireland tour.
Fans will be disappointed to learn that the shows planned for Scotland have been completely called off, and that there are currently no plans to reschedule the dates in the future.
A show planned for the Falkirk Stadium, due to take place on the 27th of June has now been cancelled. Another show which was due to take place at the Caledonian Stadium in Inverness on the 28th of June has also been called off.
Their ‘Stadiums in the Summer’ tour was officially cancelled this week, and a press release was issued explaining the decision.
The opening line of the statement read “To all our UK fans – it is with great sadness that despite best efforts, our shows scheduled for the UK in June and July must be cancelled.”
The statement continued, “We have been monitoring the UK Government’s advice surrounding mass gatherings and it is very clear that this is the course we need to take to ensure the protection of our fans, our crew and everyone around us.”
They added, “Those who have been on the Westlife journey with us know how important performing is to us but also that safety must come first and foremost to us in delivering a successful tour.”
Promoters are said to be working with ticket providers in order to provide refunds for those who had made plans to attend the show.
The statement, which the Irish boyband released on Twitter, said that they may consider keeping the London date open if the situation changes by August. They say that they will only carry on with the Wembley show if “it is safe to do so” and have promised an update when the “position is clear.”
The group also announced that some Irish dates would have to be cancelled as a result of the ban, including shows that had been planned for Cork.
In the statement, the band urged fans to “stay home, stay safe and keep playing your part.”