Ronan Keating will be heading to South Africa this March, performing at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens at SunBet Arena Time Square in Pretoria.
- Ronan will be performing in Cape Town on March 3 and in Pretoria on March 5, 2023.
- He heads to South Africa annually to raise funds for South African charities alongside golf legend, Gary Player.
- Ronan’s music career started with Boyzone back in the early nineties.
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Ronan Keating would be hard-pressed to believe that nearly 30 years after responding to a newspaper ad to audition for a brand-new Irish boyband, he would still be going strong. Singer, songwriter, broadcaster, TV host, actor, philanthropist, devoted parent, devoted spouse, and charitable person. Ronan has never been more motivated by life, his varied career, and his capacity to change the world through his charitable efforts.
Ronan released his self-titled debut album in August 2000. It quickly climbed to the top of the UK Album Charts. WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL and LIFE IS A ROLLERCOASTER were two of the number one singles.
The record-breaking 4.4pmillion copies that it eventually sold helped Ronan establish himself as a self-sufficient musician. The second solo album, DESTINATION, which included the number one hit IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES, was released in 2002, and immediately debuted at the top of the charts. Ronan began a year-long globe tour to promote the release of DESTINATION that began with a UK arena tour that sold out.
Between May 2002 and May 2003, Ronan undertook tours of the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the Gulf, India, and South-East Asia. To commemorate Ronan Keating’s first 10-years in the music business, Polydor Records revealed that they would release RONAN KEATING – 10 YEARS OF HITS in August 2004.
The album debuted at the top of the charts and has since sold about 2.5-million copies worldwide. Ronan collaborated with Cat Stevens’ Yusuf Islam on this hits album to create a cover of FATHER AND SON, which peaked at number two on Christmas Day 2004. The song has always been significant to Ronan because it was the song he performed at his Boyzone audition and because Boyzone first found success with it in 1995 when they released it as a single. In June 2006 came BRING YOU HOME, which spawned the hit singles ALL OVER AGAIN and IRIS.
Ronan took a little break from his hectic schedule with the reconstituted Boyzone in March 2009 to promote the release of his special Mother’s Day CD, SONGS FOR MY MOTHER. The CD was a mix of music that Ronan recalled his mother listening to when he was growing up. Mother’s Day is a particularly difficult day for Ronan because his mother Marie passed away in 1998.
Both critically and commercially, the album was a major hit, giving Ronan his eighth UK No. 1 album and keeping him at the top of the charts for two weeks. The album also debuted at number one in Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. Later on in the same year, Ronan released his critically lauded seventh studio album, WINTER SONGS, as a follow-up. When it was released in November 2009, he once more teamed up with Steve Lipson to record 11 songs that for Ronan conjure up the holiday season and winter.
With the release of his 10th studio album, TIME OF MY LIFE, in February 2016, Ronan joined a new record company, Decca, and took on more writing than ever before. The majority of the songs on the album were co-written by Ronan and musician Dan Healy, whom he met while performing in ONCE, and other people. Ronan was inspired by his time on stage in ONCE, where playing the guitar every day rekindled his passion of song writing.
Ronan has always kept himself occupied outside of music with other endeavors, and acting has begun to take center stage.The studio album TWENTY TWENTY was released in 2020, the year Ronan celebrated his 20th year as a solo artist, during the trying lockdowns. While Ronan’s ninth UK Top 10 solo record would typically be the year’s high point, Coco Knox Keating’s birth delightfully overshadowed that achievement.
As the pandemic’s shadow followed us into 2021, Ronan used his vast TV presenting experience to co-host the BBC’s prime-time entertainment program THE ONE SHOW and to join the judging panel for ITV’s THE VOICE KIDS. Both of these roles required him to sit in a revolving red leather chair.
In 2023, Ronan will still wake up viewers for breakfast every weekday and join them on the TV sofa in the evenings, but he’ll also be out on the road performing live music, which is his favourite pastime.
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