Before the British boy band One Direction, there was Boyzone, the five-member Irish boy band who took the world by storm in the 1990s.
Boyzone is best known for their rendition of classic songs and their own original compositions that have become part of pop culture. Their cover of "Love Me For A Reason" allowed them to become known globally.
As part of their BZ20 tour marking the group’s 22nd anniversary, Boyzone will once again visit and perform in the Philippines on Tuesday, May 26, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Composed of Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Stephen Gately, Mikey Graham, and Shane Lynch, the group was formed in 1993 in Dublin, Ireland.
In a short span of time, Boyzone earned fans not only in the United Kingdom but also the admiration of countless fans from all over the world.
Some of the songs that they popularized include "No Matter What,” “I Love The Way You Love Me,” and “Picture of You.”
At the height of their popularity, the group split in 1999, just six years since the creation of the boyband.
Most of them pursued individual careers in their homeland either in music or showbiz or both.
In 2007, Boyzone reunited for a comeback and a UK tour in celebration of their 15th year in the business.
In 2009, tragedy hit the group when one of their members, Stephen Gately, passed away due to a congenital heart defect.
But life goes on for the remaining members of Boyzone.
For their 20th anniversary, they are holding a world tour, much to the delight of their loyal fans.
Serving as front act will be the Harana boys composed of Joseph Marco, Bryan Santos, Marlo Mortel and Michael Pangilinan.