Shayne Ward is coming to town
The 2005 winner of The X-Factor is appearing in Swindon for a one-off live show on 22nd May.
Singer Shayne Ward, who sensationally won The X-Factor in 2005 and has since enjoyed a highly successful career, is to play a gig at The Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon in May.
Shayne's road to fame began when he sang in a band called Destiny who appeared in pubs and clubs in and around his hometown of Manchester. He applied for previous ITV pop talent show Pop Stars: The Rivals in 2003 and made it into the final 30.
But it was when he singed up for The X-Factor two years later and was mentored by judge Louis Walsh that things took off for him. He won the show in December 2005 by out-performing fellow finalists Journey South and Andy Abraham.
That's My Goal
His debut single 'That's My Goal' was released shortly after he won the show and became the Christmas number one, and stayed in the UK pop charts for a further six months.
His eponymously-titled debut album followed in 2006 and to this date has sold over three quarters of a million copies worldwide and gone platinum in the UK.
His follow-up album 'Breathless' bowed in November 2007 and the single of the same name made the Top Ten of the UK singles chart at the end of last year.
2008 UK tour
His 2008 UK tour kicks off in Glasgow on 12th May and stops in at Swindon's Oasis Leisure Centre on Thursday 22nd May.
Tickets to the gig are priced at £26.50 and go on sale from 9.00am on Friday 14th March. They can be obtained via the venue box office on 01793 (445400).
last updated: 12/03/2008 at 15:51