Westlife announce UK tour, we get our lighters ready

There's nothing quite like waving your lighter in the air to a live Westlife ballad.

And we're all set to get our sway on at the news that the Irish lads have announced a Greatest Hits Tour for next year.

Westlife have announced a Greatest Hits tour!

Kian, Shane, Mark and Nicky are heading back on the road for a mega arena run in May 2012 which will see them perform 14 number one singles and hits.

And if you can't wait until May (which does seem a helluva long way away) don't forget their brand new single - written by Gary Barlow - Lighthouse is out November 21st.

The band said: "It's almost hard to believe we've been doing this for as long as we have.

"We're incredibly proud of what we've achieved and are looking forward to releasing our Greatest Hits album and performing them live on the tour as a special thank you to our fans who have supported us throughout our career."

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 21st October priced at £44 and £38.50 in London and £41.50 in the regions (subject to booking fee) and can be booked through www.livenation.co.uk

Westlife Tour Dates in FULL:

May 2012

Monday         14       Newcastle    Metro Radio Arena
Tuesday        15       Liverpool       Echo Arena
Thursday      17       Cardiff           Motorpoint Arena
Saturday       19       Sheffield       Motorpoint Arena
Sunday          20       Birmingham LG Arena
Tuesday        22       Nottingham  Capital FM Arena
Wednesday  23       London          O2 Arena
Saturday       26       Manchester Evening News Arena
Sunday          27       Glasgow        SECC