CONFIRMED: Westlife are officially getting back together and going on tour 1 year ago

CONFIRMED: Westlife are officially getting back together and going on tour

Finally, it's official.

Westlife have officially confirmed their plans to reunite and have announced that they will embark on a huge stadium and arena tour next year.

The band, made up of Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan, also announced that they will be releasing a new album.

It's the thought they will announce a Croke Park date next July.

Speaking to The Sun, who broke the news, Filan said: "We still have a lot that we want to achieve as a band and we want to bring our new music to fans all over the world."

Byrne added: "While we were away, we realised what Westlife really meant to the fans — and to us."

They also announced the news on their social channels.

In a statement on Wednesday, RTÉ 2FM said:

"Nicky had made station management aware a number of months ago about a potential Westlife reunion and the announcement on social mediatonight.

"This is a hugely exciting time for Nicky, the boys and the huge Westlife following.

"2FM will announce its plans in the new year."