Westlife: Manchester Arena
Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 26 February 2001
AS THE BAND remind us from the stage, they are the only group to have their first five British singles enter the chart at number one. Before Christmas, Bob the Builder kept their sixth from reaching the top slot, but their grip has proved unshakable. Westlife have returned with three Brit nominations and their first ever tour, which for the casual bystander feels like being hit by an enormous crate of sugar falling from the sky.
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