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Boyzone to Split?

The legendary boy band Boyzone are on the verge of splitting up after their manager Louis Walsh dropped the band from his management company. The band manager has stated that he is too busy to manage the band, for example he has other commitments including X Factor, and he has suggested that the band should split up.

It is believed that Walsh has cut all ties with the band, although the band front man Ronan Keating is believed to be refusing to accept the decision that has been made. Walsh has told the band that their days are numbered, although Keating disagrees but he is well aware that Walsh is a crucial part to the band being successful.

The decision has been made by Walsh whilst the band are half way through their Brother tout. The ticket sales for the tour have been very disappointing and therefore this may have been one of the main reasons for the band being dropped.

In 2009 the band suffered a massive blow when band member Stephen Gately died, a year after this Ronan Keating was the centre of media coverage after he had an affair with a dancer.

The band was formed by Louis Walsh in 1993 and it was expected that the band would be direct competition for Take That. When Boyzone was created the members included Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy. At the time of their creation, Take That were achieving great things within the UK music charts.

Boyzone were not without their hits, they had six number one singles including Love Me For A Reason and No Matter What. Although in 2000 the band deciding to take time away to focus on individual careers. Stephen and Ronan chose to embark on solo careers. Keith Duffy opted to become an actor and held a successful role in Coronation Street.

The band reformed in 2007 for a charity concert and a tour was announced for the following year. The band was hit hard by the death of Stephen although they vowed to carry on as a band.

A music industry expert has suggested that the band will continue to perform despite Walsh ending their relationship.