Irish band Westlife announced that they are going to break up in 2012 after they release a “greatest hits” album and will hold a goodbye tour.
In 2004 Westlife managed to cope with the fact that Bryan McFadden left the band, one of the founding members of Westlife.
The other four members of the band – Mark Feehily, Kian Egan, Shane Filan and Nicky Byrne – are going to release a greatest hits album on November 21.
In a message posted on the band’s website, the four members of Westlife thank their fans for this “amazing journey”.
They said that the decision is amiable.
Westlife sold more than 44 million records world wide and some of their greatest hits are Swear It Again, Flying Without Wings.