RO’ PROBLEMS

The Boyzone singer's performing with Elton John in New York instead...

BOYZONE frontman Ronan Keating has postponed the first three dates of his first major solo tour of the UK – so he can perform with ELTON JOHN in NEW YORK.

In a statement on the official Ronan Keating website www.ronankeating.net, Keating says performing with Elton John is a “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”. He said: “I’ve been asked to perform with Elton John at Madison Square Garden in New York. This show clashes with the start of the tour. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me. I’m sorry, but hope you understand that I’ve got to reschedule these shows.”

Keating was scheduled to open the tour with a show at the Liverpool Empire on October 21. That will now be moved to the Manchester Apollo and take place on November 21. His gig at Newcastle City Hall (October 22) is rescheduled for November 20, and the Edinburgh Playhouse gig (October 23) will now take place on November 19.

The tour, which is already sold out, now calls at: Nottingham Royal Centre (October 25) Sheffield City Hall (26) Birmingham Symphony Hall (27) Leicester De Montfort Hall (29) London Royal Albert Hall (30-31) Brighton Centre (November 1) Manchester Apollo (3-4) Oxford Apollo (5) Bristol Colston Hall (6) Bournemouth International Centre (7) Blackpool Opera House (9) Glasgow Armadillo (10-11) Dublin Point Depot (13) Belfast Waterfront (14) Edinburgh Playhouse (19) Newcastle City Hall (20) Manchester Apollo (21)