Boyzone, 25 years and counting

Written for Kurrent Music
Published June 2nd 2017


Boyzone blog

Anniversaries come and go, and Irish 90s boyband Boyzone love to celebrate them. They released an album on their 20th anniversary and next year, on their 25th anniversary, they will do another album and tour. The album will mainly contain ballads. The rest of their plans are still unknown.

In the middle of the 90s, Boyzone shot to fame with the covers “Love Me For A Reason” and “Father and Son”.  I actually was a correspondent for their official website, during the era of their second album, where I reported on Dutch media coverage and the times I met the band. I’ve always enjoyed the work and they had great fans to work with.  The guys have all matured since, and unfortunately, we lost a member along the way. Stephen Gately passed away, a few years ago.

For most people Boyzone disappeared at some point, so many people speak of a reunion when they speak of their 25th anniversary plans next year, but this is actually not really the case. The remaining members made a return in 2007 and remained active as Boyzone. They also started sharing more than the music. Shane Lynch participated in a documentary about his life with dyslexia. Keith Duffy, just recently, shared details about his life with his autistic daughter.

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