Gallery: Boyzone dazzle in Birmingham

The LG arena became somewhat of a time machine this weekend as 90's heartthrobs Boyzone took to the stage to celebrate 20 years as a band.

Gallery: Boyzone dazzle in Birmingham
 Dressed in sharp black suits the band looked every inch the mature and accomplished popstars they are.
The band performed tracks old and new and there wasn't an arm in the air that wasn't waving.

Tracks from there new album BZ20, including single Love Will Save The Day went down great with the crowd.

However, it was when they launched into the 90s back catalogue that things really got going. Words and Baby Can I Hold You Tonight saw audience members sing every word.

There may of only been four on stage but the presence of the fifth member, Stephen could be felt throughout the show, this was felt especially when the boys paid a heart felt tribute to the late singer.

Sat around a table, drinking large glasses of red wine, the boys took in turn to share their favourite memories of Stephen, who they say will always be with them.

The boys then performed Better which saw Stephens voice echo around the LG Arena once again.

The show ended with brilliant performances of No Matter and Love Me For A Reason which got the thousands of audience members on their feet.

The last song, Who We Are, left fans with a poignant message. After twenty years Boyzone are back and better than ever, and with the news they've just signed another record deal - they aren't going away any time soon. 

Support came from American singer Jessica Clemmons who warmed the crowd up with her Texan country style. A melody of 90s hits including Shania Twain and Cher certainly got the crowd in the mood for the trip down memory lane that was to come.

This night wasn't just a celebration of the bands amazing career - it was all about looking to the future, and long may Boyzone continue.

By Beth Motherwell
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