split up in 1999 but got back together in 2007.
Hot on the heels of the success of their BZ20 album and BZ20 - The Anniversary Tour Boyzone
released their first themed album Dublin To Detroit last November.
Formed more than 20 years ago Boyzone
have released 21 singles and seven albums, and chalking up 25 million record sales with singles including Love Me For A Reason, Father and Son and Picture of You.
But stars they are and it's perhaps their universal appeal which has seen Boyzone
outlive the success experienced by their pop predecessors Take That.
Seven years after their first staggering appearance on a popular Irish TV late show, the Boyzone
boys are now the old men of boy bands.
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Like the thousands of 30-something former Boyzone
fans who flocked to Newcastle Arena to see Ronan, Shane, Keith and Mikey on Saturday night I was hoping the band would use their 20th anniversary tour as a chance to take us back to the 90s and perform the songs we had loved in our teens in their now older following.
A source said: "This is a pretty horrific result for any group - especially one as well known as Boyzone
They said: "We expected Boyzone
to generate some interest purely from a nostalgia point of view but the volume we have encountered has been quite unprecedented.
Imagine a Boyzone
residency - but we'll be lucky to do one night.
Being spotted at 16 and invited to joined Boyzone
by manager Louis Walsh, who was looking to create an Irish version of Take That.
Behind the scenes, Graham had been suffering with depression throughout his pop career and he says Boyzone
was among the things that lowered his self-esteem.