We have to admit music fans we were a little shocked today when this little nugget of a story fell onto our laps here at Unreality TV.
You will all know that we love all things One Direction (if you don’t know, then you don’t visit us much. Why not?) and we aren’t adverse to spending a bit of time drooling over The Wanted either (especially Max right?).
So we were could have been knocked over with a feather when we heard that apparently 90’s boyband Boyzone have been outselling both young acts this week, since they released tickets for their new 20th anniversary tour.
Ticket sales website Seatwave have revealed that they’ve seen more demand for tickets to watch Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, and Shane Lynch that for either 1D or their bitter rivals and have experienced a 300% rise in sales for their shows.
A spokesperson for Seatwave said:
“We expected Boyzone to generate some interest, purely from a nostalgia point of view, however the volume we have encountered has been quite unprecedented.”
“To outstrip demand for both 1D and The Wanted is extraordinary, they are two of the most popular bands in the country right now.
“One explanation could be that older fans who like 1D, but perhaps find them a bit young, see Boyzone as an appealing alternative.”
We happen to think that the massive sales relate to Shane’s continued hotness. Honestly, look at that face! Who wouldn’t want to see that in person?
One person who will be kicking themselves over these revelations is the boy’s ex manager Louis Walsh who blasted the lads this week and said he wouldn’t be watching any of their shows.
He bitchily insisted:
“I won’t be going to the show in November – I don’t know who actually will.”
Lou Lou added:
“I honestly wouldn’t have had the time to devote to an ageing pop act.”
Sucks to be you old Irish man. Or maybe something a little less evil….he is almost a pensioner after all.
Check out Boyzone in their heyday and tell us, are you surprised by these statistics? Leave your comments below…..