Back Home Tour – 2008

The Back Home Tour was in support of Westlife’s 9th studio album, Back Home. The band has been touring the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand. The tour was seen by 385,000 fans.

The tour was divided into two legs. The first leg kicked off in Belfast on 25 February and ended in London on 29 March 2008. The second leg started on a four-day visit to Australia for the promotion of the album and ended on 28 June 2008 at the Plymouth Argyle Football Club in England.

The 28-page tour programme was measuring 12″ x 12″, celebrating their 10 successful years as recording artists, crammed with stunning photos, spot lacquered images, interviews, personal messages from all 4 band members on lavish screen printed plastic pages and much more, with metallic-effect embossed outer cover. The DVD for this tour was filmed at Croke Park, Dublin on 1 June 2008.

This tour marked as the second Irish act to headline Croke Park Stadium after U2.

Tour poster
Support acts
  • The MacDonald Brothers (Europe—Leg 1, select dates)
  • Annabel Fay (Australasia)
  • Hope (London)
  • Shayne Ward (Dublin)

Westlife performing on tour

  1. “Hit You with the Real Thing”
  2. “World of Our Own”
  3. “Something Right”
  4. “What Makes a Man”
  5. “Uptown Girl” (with Acapella Intro)
  6. “The Easy Way”
  7. “If I Let You Go” (contains excerpts from “Where Is the Love?”)
  8. “Mandy”
  9. Medley:
    1. “SexyBack”
    2. “Blame It on the Boogie”
    3. “Get Down on It”
    4. “I’m Your Man”
    5. “Let Me Entertain You”
  10. “I’m Already There”
  11. Medley:
    1. “Unbreakable”
    2. “Queen of My Heart”
    3. “Fool Again”
  12. “Catch My Breath”
  13. “Home”
  14. “Us Against The World”
  15. “Swear It Again”
  16. “Flying Without Wings”


  1. “When You’re Looking Like That”
  2. “You Raise Me Up” (contains elements of “My Heart Will Go On”)
Tour dates
25 February 2008BelfastOdyssey ArenaIreland
26 February 2008
27 February 2008
29 February 2008LiverpoolEcho Arena LiverpoolEngland
1 March 2008LondonThe O2
2 March 2008
4 March 2008NewcastleMetro Radio Arena
5 March 2008
8 March 2008CardiffCardiff International ArenaWales
9 March 2008
10 March 2008
12 March 2008BirminghamNEC ArenaEngland
13 March 2008
15 March 2008ManchesterManchester Evening News Arena
16 March 2008
18 March 2008GlasgowScottish Exhibition and Conference CentreScotland
20 March 2008
21 March 2008
22 March 2008
24 March 2008NottinghamNottingham ArenaEngland
25 March 2008SheffieldSheffield Arena
26 March 2008
28 March 2008LondonWembley Arena
29 March 2008

New Zealand
7 May 2008ChristchurchWestpac ArenaNew Zealand
9 May 2008WellingtonTSB Bank Arena
10 May 2008AucklandVector Arena
12 May 2008ASB Auditorium
13 May 2008New PlymouthTSB Stadium

16 May 2008AberdeenPress & Journal ArenaScotland
17 May 2008GlasgowScottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
19 May 2008NewcastleMetro Radio ArenaEngland
20 May 2008CardiffCardiff International ArenaWales
25 May 2008SheffieldSheffield ArenaEngland
27 May 2008BelfastOdyssey ArenaIreland
28 May 2008
1 June 2008DublinCroke ParkIreland
3 June 2008BirminghamNEC ArenaEngland
4 June 2008ManchesterManchester Evening News Arena
21 June 2008GalwayPearse StadiumIreland
22 June 2008KillarneyFitzgerald Stadium
24 June 2008NottinghamNottingham ArenaEngland
25 June 2008CardiffCardiff International ArenaWales
28 June 2008PlymouthHome ParkEngland
29 June 2008LiverpoolEcho Arena Liverpool

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