Former Westlife star Shane Filan has announced that he will be bringing his debut UK solo tour to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on March 3.
Shane Filan is also to release his debut solo album, called You and Me, through Capitol Records on November 4.
This follows the success of his debut single Everything To Me.
The next single About You will be released a day before the album – November 3.
About You is written by Shane with Steve Mac and Wayne Hector, who famously wrote Flying Without Wings’for Westlife.
Shane co-wrote a handful of Westlife songs, but his solo album sees him emerge as a pop writer to be reckoned with.
Shane Filan said: “I got off to a really good start.
“Everything To Me felt like beginners’ luck, but I didn’t know how good it was.
“Then the label were phoning, going “This is great!”
“I’d shown to myself I could do this and that took the pressure off.
While Shane’s financial problems have been well documented, the album is an extremely positive collection of songs.
He said: “People don’t want to hear about your problems. “Everyone has problems, lots of people are struggling financially at the moment and it’s not something to harp on about.
“What I got out of my situation is that I’m so lucky to have three healthy kids, a healthy marriage and an amazing wife.
“That’s what the album is about – trying to tell people not to worry. I’ve been there and it’s not worth it.
“You get through it and you try to stay positive, so I’ve tried to keep the songs positive.”
Tickets to see Shane Filan in Nottingham on his debut solo tour are available by calling the box office on 0115 9895555.