Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden have opened up about the big risk they took when trying to get Boyzlife off the ground.
The former Westlife and Boyzone stars came up with the idea of merging the hit songs of their two bands together to form Boyzlife, but without the backing of a promotor, the singers had to gamble with their life savings to try and make their idea come to life.
Although the boys were apprehensive in the beginning, they knew it was a great concept and decided it was worth the risk.
“We fronted the costs ourselves until the tickets sold.” Keith told the Irish Sun on Sunday. “It was a big risk. We had absolutely no idea how it would be received – we went in totally blind.
“The night before tickets went on sale was definitely a sleepless night for us. We were terrified. If the tickets didn’t sell, we were going to be in a bad place.”
Brian said, “Keith and I knew we had a great concept, and we said to each other one evening over dinner ‘Let’s roll the dice, we believe in the idea so let’s go for it.’ It was pretty terrifying.”
Luckily for the Dubliners, Boyzlife has received a great reception and tickets for their tour sold out within six hours of going on sale.