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Boyzone to finally call it a day after 25th anniversary


Goodbye: Boyzone are to quit

Goodbye: Boyzone are to quit

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Goodbye: Boyzone are to quit

Boyzone is to split for good after celebrating their 25th anniversary.

The iconic boyband will part ways after releasing an album and saying farewell to fans on what will be their last tour together.

Members Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch reportedly made the decision following a number of meetings.

The four-piece will retire the band to work on solo projects.

Shane took to Twitter over the weekend expressing his love for the band.

The 41-year-old posted: "ABBA return after 35 years.

"Headlines today @theREALboyzone too (sic) retire. I love the world of BZ (Boyzone) and would love it 2 last forever."

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A tribute to late band member, Stephen Gately who passed away in 2009, will also be included in their final album.

Other musicians including Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are expected to contribute to the record.

The Irish band first formed in 1993 by Louis Walsh and have had a series of pop hits including Love Me For A Reason, Picture of You and No Matter What.

The successful band had 21 singles in the top 40 UK charts and six number one singles in the UK.

The band split in 1999 but have reunited a number of times over the years.

It was announced last year that they had signed a new contract with Warner Music for an album and arena tour.

Fans took to social media over the weekend with many expressing their "heartache" over the band's split.

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