Shayne Ward relaunches music career with Manchester gig and box set album

He's said goodbye to the Coronation Street cobbles and now it's back to the live music circuit.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 30th January 2023

Shayne Ward is heading back out on the live music scene in support of his box set album ‘Anthology’, with a Manchester gig in the works for this year.

The former X-Factor star, originally from Tameside, had stepped back from music to join the cast of Coronation Street in the role of Aidan Connor.

His character was killed off in 2018, in a highly-praised storyline that was written with the help of CALM and the Samaritans.

His acting career has also seen him performing on the West End in Rock Of Ages as Stacee Jaxx in London’s West End as well as the touring productions of The War of the Worlds and Band of Gold.

Shayne Ward first shot to fame as the winner of the second series of X Factor, and released three albums – a self-titled debut in 2006, Breathless in 2007, and Obsession in 2010.

Shayne Ward is heading back out on tour. Credit: Publicity picture

His debut single That’s My Goal was the Christmas number one in 2005 and sat at the top of the charts for four weeks.

Those first three albums have been released in their entirety as a new box set, Anthology, along with bonus tracks, remixes and unreleased recordings.


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To support Anthology, he’ll be heading out on a mini-tour, with two UK headline shows in 2023.

He’ll perform at the O2 Ritz in Manchester on 9 April, and at the O2 Academy Islington in London on 15 April.

Tickets go on general sale Friday 3 February at 9am and will be available from See Tickets.

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