The multi-million-selling boy band are calling it a day

It has been revealed that Westlife will split next year.

The day after announcing plans for their ‘Greatest Hits’ arena tour and album, the Irish boy band are said to be going their separate ways when their May 2012 dates are over.

According to The Sun, a source close to the band has said:

This is it – the ‘Greatest Hits’ album and the tour are their way of giving thanks to their loyal fanbase and saying cheerio… There’s no bad blood in the band, they’re still great pals. But all good things come to an end and they are all keen to do their own thing.

The band will play nine dates next spring, starting at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on May 14 and finishing on May 27 at Glasgow SECC. Tickets for the tour go on sale on October 21.

The band release their ‘Greatest Hits’ collection on November 21. It will be preceded by a single, ‘Lighthouse’, on November 13.