Fans of Irish boybands Boyzone and Westlife are in for a treat as members from both groups are set to perform in Carlisle.

Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy now go by the name of Boyzlife and have announced their ‘Old School’ headline tour across the UK.

The band will perform new songs from their upcoming original material studio album, ‘Old School’, due on May 6.

The duo will be backed by a full live band and audiences can expect to hear their recent and first original single ‘The One’ - co-written by Brian and legendary songwriter Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Rufus Wainwright). The hit maker duo will also perform many of their greatest hits, from a catalogue which includes a record breaking eighteen number one singles and nine number one albums, plus combined record sales of more than 30 million.

Since their inception, Boyzlife have already performed some of their greatest hits for over 70,000 fans.

Being back on the road and playing their original material for the very first time, the band says: “We cannot wait to get back on the road and this time playing Boyzlife original material alongside all of our music over the last 25 years. The show will be a rollercoaster through old and new songs and we cannot wait to take our fans on the ride”.

In between last year’s tour dates Boyzlife have been busy in the studio writing and creating new music.

Giving a glimpse into what fans can expect from their studio sessions, Brian said: “Keith and I grew up in the 80s and 90s, the sound of that era is what made us want to be musicians in the first place.

“When we first started talking about making this record as Boyzlife’s first studio album, we naturally talked about those influences a lot and have loved bringing these familiar sounds into our studio sessions and onto this record and cannot wait to take those songs live.”

Boyzlife takes place on Tuesday 11 October at The Sands Centre. Tickets on sale online Friday 28 January at 12pm at or by calling 01228 633766.