Mumbai: In the Member’s Enclosure, Mahalaxmi Racecourse in Mumbai, The Irish pop band’s performance, part of The Wild Dreams Tour - India, produced and promoted by BookMyShow Live, the live entertainment division of BookMyShow, saw the enchanting melodies of Westlife echo through the air.
Fans, both young and young at heart were left mesmerised by the magic woven on stage by the band’s leading men, Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne and Kian Egan, creating a dreamy atmosphere in the heart of the city. Kick-starting the India Tour in Mumbai with a captivating evening, Westlife brought their timeless music and unmatched showmanship to the country even as more magical moments await fans across the country, as the tour heads to Bengaluru and New Delhi next.
The evening kicked off with the lively 'Starlight' from the Wild Dreams album, leading into timeless classics like 'Uptown girl' and 'When you're looking like that,' beloved by fans in India and around the world. Engaging with the audience, the boyband excitedly asked if everyone was ready to 'feel young' again, receiving an enthusiastic response. Transitioning seamlessly into hits like 'Fool again,' 'If i let you go,' 'Seasons in the Sun,' and 'Swear it again,' Westlife stirred nostalgic memories for long-time fans. Expressing love for India, the quartet charmed the crowd with candid interactions between performances. A highlight was when they brought a dedicated Nicky Byrne fan on stage for a special dedication of 'Nothing's going to change my love for you,' leaving the audience spellbound at this memorable Mumbai performance.
Renowned for their chart-topping hits and incredible live performances, Westlife's ‘The Wild Dreams Tour’ lived up to its promise of being a spectacular showcase of musical brilliance. Treated to all their favourite tunes, the crowd didn’t miss out on any chance to interact with the boyband even as Westlife didn't shy away from delivering a few surprises that brought back sweet nostalgic memories from the golden era of music. A welcome surprise for an ecstatic audience was an unexpected medley of ABBA songs including Mama Mia, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Money Money Money, Take a Chance on Me, I Have a Dream, Dancing Queen, thank you for the music in a Westlife-special rendition!
With the energies still running high and resounding across the grounds, Westlife transitioned into the next leg of their set performing their hits, ‘What about now’, ‘Nothing’s going to change’, ‘I lay my love on you’, ‘World of our own’, ‘Flying without wings’, ‘Hello my love’, ‘My love’, ending the evening on a high note and streams of confetti with ‘You raise me up!’
A strong legacy of a quarter-century, Westlife continues to delight audiences globally and the India tour has begun no differently. The audience, comprising fans of all ages, revelled in every note and every beat as a testament to the band’s relevance after all these years, as they made their debut performance on Indian soil.
The euphoria reached its peak as the band played their timeless classics with the crowd singing along, creating a harmonious blend of voices that resonated throughout the venue. Stay tuned as the tour continues to weave its magic across Bengaluru and New Delhi, promising more unforgettable moments in the journey of musical dreams. The India tour will be a trip down memory lane and will give Indian fans, a chance to relive their memories of a younger self, with some catchy tunes, legendary singalongs and much more!
The India leg of the tour kicked-off at the Members Enclosure, RWITC, Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai on Friday, 24 November and will be followed by their performance at Bharatiya Mall of Bengaluru, Bengaluru on Saturday, 25 November, culminating with the final stop at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday, 26 November 2023.
Fans can get their hands on the tickets for the Bengaluru and Delhi shows exclusively on BookMyShow.