Chelmsford City Racecourse is excited to announce a concert with top nineties boyband, BOYZONE, to round off a huge summer of music in 2017. They will take to the stage after racing on Saturday 2nd September! This fixture is set to be our most valuable since opening with over a whopping £200,000 prize money!
The band have planned a handful of gigs this year in advance of their widely anticipated 25th Anniversary Tour in 2018. Chelmsford City Racecourse is delighted to have been chosen as one of the venues for these concerts and is able to create a truly special evening by hosting a card of top class racing with prize money in excess of £184,000.
Twenty-four years, twenty five million record sales, seven hit studio albums, six UK #1 singles and hundreds of thousands of ticket sales later; Ronan, Keith, Mikey & Shane are Boyzone and are still going strong.
With their 25th anniversary due in 2018, the guys have taken a moment to stop and look back at what is an amazing achievement in the ephemeral world of pop music.
Their debut album, ‘Said And Done’, crashed into the UK #1 spot in 1995, followed by their first UK #1 single ‘Words’ off their second album. With sold-out shows and top selling singles as far afield as Asia and right across Europe, everything Boyzone touched turned to gold.
The band played their last sell out show as a group in 2000 before moving on to focus their attentions on solo careers, acting, theatre performances and reality TV.
In 2008 the band reformed and their ‘Back Again: No Matter What’ tour was described as what both audiences and critics agreed was their best show yet.
Following the tragic passing of band member Stephen Gately there was uncertainty about the future of the band, and whilst Ronan, Mikey, Shane & Keith have kept themselves busy outside Boyzone, 2017 will see the Boyz from Dublin set off across the UK for a series of outdoor summer shows.
Jill Turner, Commercial Manager at the Racecourse says “We are thrilled to be able to stage this fantastic evening and can’t wait to see everyone enjoying the concert as well as the racing. Boyzone have a huge following and it is great to be able to offer people the chance to see them play live, especially on such a special night of racing as well and can’t wait for everyone to be dancing away to some of their classic hits.”