The couple have left Australia to live in London, and Brian said he’d happily stay at home while Vogue heads out to work….
The singer, 33, who has moved back to London with his wife Vogue after a stint in Australia, said it was the experience of his first UK tour in eight years that persuaded them to come back. He told Hello! Magazine: “We only really decided to move back when we got back.”
The couple, who married in Tuscany in September, lived in Sydney for two years – though Vogue admits she missed her family. ”I’ve never met anybody who has so many close friends,” said Brian. “I think she was probably getting a bit edgy in Australia, just being the two of us.”
Brian decided to release a new album and tour again after supporting his mentor Ronan Keating this year. He said: “It was my first time touring in eight years and I didn’t know how it was going to be. When I got such a good response after the first few gigs, I thought if ever I was going to come back and put an album out and do a tour, this was obviously the time.”
Vogue, 27, said they would like to start a family. Brian has two daughters Molly, 11, and Lilly, 10, from his first marriage to Kerry Katona. She said: “I don’t feel I’m in any rush, but it’s one of the reasons I wanted to make a base here. I think 30 would be a good age – I still have lots of things I want to achieve.” Brian said: “I’d like to see Vogue concentrate on her career. I’d be happy to be a stay-at-home dad.”
Meanwhile, his fellow Westlife member Kian Egan has said he and wife Jodi Albert are too busy with their careers to have another child. The Voice judge told the Evening Herald, that his wife is busy concentrating on her acting career, so 18-month-old son Koa will not have a sibling for the forseeable future. ”We’re definitely not having another one in the near future,” he said. ”Jodi is making a move back to work and she has two big offers on the table, so that is our main concern for now.”
Kian and his English wife currently divide their time between his native Sligo and London, as The Voice judge juggles commitments in Ireland and in the UK. ”Neither of us has time at the moment, but at the same time, we’re not going to leave it too long,” he said. ”We’re both still young and don’t want there to be a huge gap between the kids. We would like Koa to have a little brother or sister to play with.”
Irish singer BRIAN MCFADDEN insists on driving his own tour bus when he is on the road because he hates travelling as a passenger.
The former Westlife star is gearing up for a tour of the U.K. in May (13), and he is planning to take the driving seat as he goes between venues.
Speaking on chat show This Morning on Thursday (28Mar13), he explains, “I just can’t be a passenger, I hate it! I’m the worst passenger in the world… I come in in a big Merc (Mercedes) van.”
However, McFadden’s desire to drive himself almost ruined a gig in Blackpool when he got lost.
He adds, “I drove for the soundcheck perfect, no problem… went back to the hotel (to shower)… an hour and a half later on the way back, couldn’t find it, they were ringing going ‘You’re supposed to be onstage now!’
“We could find the front of the venue but not where the backstage was. It’s a pedestrian area, like a shopping area, so I just drove up the pedestrian area, parked right outside in front of the gig… we all got off, me and the band straight through the front door of the auditorium, pushing people out of the way, up to the front, straight on stage!”
Source: OK Magazine
Brian has announced a solo UK Tour which on Priority sale from March 13th Here, and you can purchase the on March 19th Here.
The Tour dates are as follows:
May 19th – O2 ABC2 Glasgow
May 20th – O2 Academy2 Newcastle
May 21st – O2 Academy2 Birmingham
May 22nd – O2 Academy2 Sheffield
May 26th – O2 Academy2 Oxford
May 27th – O2 Academy2 Islington
May 28th – The Forum Hertfordshire
May 29th – O2 Academy2 Liverpool
We have added a couple photos of Brian opening for Ronan in Sydney.
Performances > 2013 > Support Act To Ronan Keating On ‘Fires’ Tour, Sydney State Theatre – 04.03.13
“The Irish Connection” features Brian’s interpretations of some of the very best in Irish songwriting and showcases the strength and versatility of Brian’s voice.
Each track was personally chosen by Brian and range from artists such as Snow Patrol, The Cranberries and Damien Rice to Enya and Van Morrison. Ronan Keating and Brian team up to duet on U2’s epic “All I Want Is You” – the albums focus track. Brian will also be joining Ronan on his ‘Fires’ tour, which begins on January 16th in Bristol and includes a landmark date at London’s O2 Arena.
The album features phenomenal Irish talent Sinead O’Connor as she joins Brian for the Irish classic ‘Black Is The Colour’ to create their own hauntingly beautiful version. Classic rocker Christy Dignam completes the line-up on Aslan’s own ‘Crazy World’. Produced by both Brian and his long time co-producer Robert Conley, the album was recorded in Dublin and Sydney.
Brian said, “This album is something I have wanted to do for a long time. Ireland has produced some of the greatest songs in history and I decided I would put my own twist on a collection of my favourite ever Irish songs.”
By returning to his Irish heritage, Brian has put his own mark on this personal collection of songs which showcases his voice at its very best.
We’ve finally uploaded Brian & Vogue’s wedding photos, all 60 of them to our Gallery, click on the link below to view them all!
Apperences > 2012 > Brian & Vogue’s Wedding, Italy – 02.09.12
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Flashback to 2008:
After a very difficult start, over the years I’ve grown fond of Kerry Katona. She’s outrageous, always prepared to answer anything in interviews and the first to poke fun at her own failings.
In our many interviews for Now over the years, she has regularly been critical of Brian McFadden, her first husband and the father of two of her children – Molly, 12, and Lilly-Sue, 10.
Every time she claimed he hadn’t seen the kids or supported them, I would reach out to Brian to give him the chance to respond. While there had been the odd bit of banter on Twitter, by and large he has decided to remain silent about Kerry’s claims.
That’s why when the former member of Westlife finally agreed to sit down for my Now interview, published this week, I was more than a little curious to hear his perspective on the Atomic Kitten star.
While Brian made it clear he doesn’t enjoy what he describes as the ‘negative war’ between the ex-couple, the always-honest Irishman was prepared to defend his relationship with his daughters.
‘I remember times when I’ve actually been with the kids when I’ve heard her saying I haven’t seen them in two years. I don’t really care what anyone thinks about my relationship with my children,’ he tells me.
‘We have a great loving relationship. We speak all the time on the phone. I love my girls and they love their dad. That’s all that matters.’
Brian reveals much more in the interview. He’s disappointed Kerry’s decided to move out of London with her convicted criminal boyfriend George Kay, just as he’s decided to settle in the capital.
The pair communicates only through the children’s nanny. And he doesn’t approve of Kerry’s decision to use the children in her various reality TV shows.
I respect his honesty and now wait with bated breath to see how Kerry responds.
Read Dan Wootton’s full interview with Brian McFadden in Now magazine dated 4 March 2013 – out now!
Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden has revealed that he received death threats from One Direction fans over comments he made about the group.
The Australia’s Got Talent judge recently predicted that Niall Horan would be the first band member to quit and also said that he feels “sorry” for Zayn Malik over his recent cheating scandal.
McFadden has since claimed that his remarks managed to upset One Direction’s devout supporters, confidently stating that Westlife fans would never have behaved in such a manner.
“It’s ridiculous. I’m getting death threats on Twitter,” he told Now. “Their fans are worse than Westlife fans were.”
McFadden also said that he believes One Direction will have a long career “as long as they don’t try to kill each other”.
“They can’t start hating each other,” he said. “That’s the one thing in Westlife we never did.
“When you fall apart like 5ive did, you can’t be successful.”
McFadden also spoke to the publication about ex-wife Kerry Katona reforming with Atomic Kitten for The Big Reunion, commenting: “It’s funny… They used to be wild and now they’re three middle-aged ladies who talk about their families.”
Source: Digital Spy
With his full beard and sombre expression, Brian McFadden presents a very different persona to the fresh-faced Dubliner who was still shedding his puppy fat when we first met at the start of his career with Westlife 15 years ago.
At 18, he was about to embark on a journey that would take him from flipping burgers in McDonald’s to joining what was to become one of the biggest ever boy bands.
And then . . . he threw it all away. Six years into his career, with a one-time pop star wife — Kerry Katona of Atomic Kitten — and two toddler daughters, he thought he could make it on his own. So he quit the band.
‘My last headline show was with Westlife in front of 35,000 people at Lansdowne Road stadium in Dublin,’ he recalls. ‘The next time I played my own gig was at a workers’ club in Australia where two fat old ladies were playing a slot machine while I was singing.’
Nine years since he left the band, McFadden still won’t say he made a mistake. ‘I’d never admit to myself that I regretted leaving, but four years later when my UK record label didn’t want to put out my second solo album, it made me think maybe I should have just stayed in the band. But then I’d just have been staying for the money and I never did this for the money.
‘I probably had financial regrets. We didn’t even know what we used to earn in Westlife. The accountants just kept adding up. I’m glad I’m not that millionaire any more. This way, you work harder and enjoy it more.
‘The pleasure I have had since leaving keeps me alive, though it’s been a rollercoaster. One minute I’ll have a number one single, then I’ll have a single that doesn’t even make the Top 40, then I’ll think I’m finished and then I come back a couple of years later. In Westlife, we went through a stage where we thought we were invincible. We didn’t realise how lucky we were.’