One of the most successful boy bands to ever come out of the United Kingdom are bidding us their goodbyes after 26 long years.
Dominating the airwaves for over a quarter of a century, the strapping Irish lads from Boyzone — the very band whose anthems informed our childhood and provided the soundtrack to our first heartbreak — are putting together their "Thank You & Goodnight Tour", named after their seventh and final chart-topping studio album; offering fans a proper closure to a chapter in music history.
Goodbyes are never easy, but the boys are taking it very well. "It's been great actually, and it doesn't feel at all like the last time," said vocalist Shane Lynch.
Ronan Keating, when asked about growing up with their fans, said, "That's a lovely thing, you know, the relationship and loyalty that we have with the fans. They have really stuck with us through it all."
From Dublin, to the world, and back again, Boyzone would love to collaborate with K-Pop royalty BTS.
"I think it would be cool to see Boyzone and BTS. BTS is the slickest boy band I have ever seen. They are the epitome of a boy band – everything we want to be and we try to be, dancers, singers, the clothing, it's incredible to watch it actually! You know one last thing for Boyzone. We would dirty them up a little bit and teach them how not to do it," Keating jested.
Parting really is such sweet sorrow, but you know what they say about all good things.
Watch our exclusive interview above.