Colin Farrell had a lucky escape back in the 1990s before his big break in the TV series ‘Ballykissangel’ and, not long afterwards, the Hollywood film ‘Tigerland’.
He turned up in leather trousers and a rubber T-shirt to audition for the Irish boyband Boyzone.
He sang ‘Careless Whisper’ and they very deliberately shouted at him to stop.
Head west for boys’ tales
And now Danish fans of the band, and also their ‘successors’ Westlife, can learn more about the untold history of their formation and chart successes at a special evening in Aalborg next year.
Two of the band’s stars – Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and Westlife’s Brian McFadden – have teamed up to tour the UK, and any European country that will have them, with a show that includes songs and recollections.
McFadden will no doubt share some anecdotes about why he left Westlife at the height of their fame to co-write the theme song for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, while Keith Duffy might be left a little red-faced if he’s asked about Boyzone’s appearance on ‘The Late Late Show’ in 1993 – quite simply the most embarrassing moment ever recorded on television.
Tickets on sale on August 28
Tickets for the Saturday May 6 event at the Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center (AKKC) go on sale at 12 pm on August 28 via akkc.dk. Tickets range in price from 300 to 450 kroner.
As the promo promises, “both Irish bands had so many hits between them, it would be impossible to list them all,” so we won’t bother either.