Gig announcement: Liechtenstein Festival, 04.07.2014
Ronan is performing at Liechtenstein Festival LIFE in Schaan on July 4, 2014! Tickets are available via starticket.ch or musikladen.at. If you live in or near Liechtenstein, make sure you don't miss this!
Photos and videos from 'Ladies Night' in Stockholm
Another great performance the other weekend, and here's proof....
Photos by Per Jahnke
New duet: 'When A Child Is Born' with Jai Waetford
Australian X Factor finalist Jai Waetford is releasing an EP on Dec 6th (Thanks to Stina for the info) and according to the track listing, it contains a duet with Ronan! The song is titled When A Child Is Born. You can order the CD online from JB Hifi or Chaos, and yes they do ship overseas.
Update: We're informed that Ronan does not actually sing on the track, but speaks a couple of lines in between Jai's singing. Apparently it is quite beautiful, so should be worth getting!
We've got a little treat for you this year to shorten the wait until Christmas - please click on the image below to go to our Ronan Advent Calendar! Every day from Dec 1st on, a new photo, video or other little surprise will be waiting for you. At the same time, day by day you will uncover another part of a pretty background image!
Photos and videos from 'Ladies Night' in Malmö
Ronan lifted the roof at Malmö Arena last Friday when he performed If Tomorrow Never Comes, When You Say Nothing At All, and Rollercoaster during Ladies Night. Here's a few videos and photos:
Video of Ronan's performance
Video of Ronan performing with the Swedish artists (Jump to 02:15)
Article and photos on the Malmö Time website
Short interview with a meet & greet winner on the Aftonbladet website
You've still got the chance to catch Ronan in Stockholm on November 23rd!
WHO Magazine Sexiest People 2013
Ronan and the other X Factor judges are on the cover of WHO Magazine Australia's Sexiest People edition this year... If you're anything like us, this photo will make your heart jump!
*Update: Here's a couple of online articles containing fabulous photos and a video:
Make sure you grab a copy of the magazine if you can - it's the Nov 25 issue.
New date: Mission Concert in Napier, New Zealand, 15.02.14
Exciting news for all of you in New Zealand: Ronan has been confirmed as one of the acts performing at Napier's Mission Concert on Feb 15, 2014 at the Mission Estate Winery. Tickets go on sale at noon on November 12th. Follow the link for more info on the event and venue!
Presseball Augsburg 09.11.13
Ronan performed at the Presseball Augsburg, an annual charity event, last weekend to a crowd of over 2,500 - most of whom had not seen him live before but he got a brilliant reaction! It was great to hear people cheering even for the album tracks which they weren't familiar with.
Here's some media coverage:
Augsburger Allgemeine - Photo gallery
Augsburger Allgemeine - Article on the ball
Augsburger Allgemeine - Article on Ronan's performance
Youtube video - Crowd reaction
Press photos on Facebook by TRENDYone
New Christmas duet: 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' with Dannii Minogue
Ronan and Dannii Minogue have recorded a version of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (follow the link to hear the song on Youtube) for Australian department store chain Myer's Spirit Of Christmas album. If you're in Australia, please support the project by buying the song on iTunes. A CD should be available soon as well.
Magazine scans, October 2013
A big thank you to Stina for the Swedish clipping from Se & Hör and Frances for the Australian articles from Woman's Day magazine! Please note that the story in Woman's Day is untrue - Ronan and Storm are not getting married... just yet ;) This is a rumour that was made up by the magazine.
Preorder the official 2014 calendar now
According to Danilo, the official Ronan calendar for 2014 should be out soon... watch this space for a sneaky preview as soon as it becomes available! Meanwhile, you can preorder from various online shops...
The 2013 calendar is still available from Calendar Club, Amazon UK and Amazon Germany as well as Happyfans in Germany - if you missed it last year, make sure you grab a copy now before they're all gone!
'Goddess' to be released in the UK in 2014!
Great news - according to Mark Lamprell, Goddess is going to be released in the UK in 2014! There is no exact date yet and it might be a targeted release rather than a wide one, with only a selected number of cinemas showing it... but it's happening! Stay tuned for more details.
Watch Ronan on Australia's Morning Show
Ronan was on Channel 7's The Morning Show this week (making poor old Larry Emdur feel jealous once again), talking about how he tries to juggle X Factor with family life, as well as his upcoming second movie role and charity work. You can rewatch the interview on the Channel 7 website.
Ronan's next movie role: 'Stones In His Pockets'
Exciting news - Details on Ronan's next movie role have been revealed; he has been signed to play Jake Quinn in the screen adaption of Irish play Stones In His Pockets. Shooting is expected to happen in 2014 if things go to plan. According to press reports, Ronan got the casting agent's attention when she watched his interview on Piers Morgan's Life Stories... which makes us feel very proud!
Ronan modelling the 2013/14 Energetix jewellery range
Ronan has been chosen by Energetix Bingen as the male model for their 2013/2014 range. You can browse the new online catalogue containing some very nice photos of him... and make sure you watch the 'Making Of' video that was filmed at the photoshoot in Ireland in June for some gorgeous footage!
We'd like to thank Tino for his collaboration and for providing us with updates. Check out his online shop in case you fancy any of the items in the catalogue.
Ronan on Sunrise, 2Day FM and Fox FM
Ronan will be on Sunrise on Monday, Aug 26th - a video will hopefully be on the Sunrise website later. After that, he'll be talking to Kyle and Jackie O on Australia's 2Day FM after 8am (see here for Sydney local time). You can listen live via their website, or wait for the podcast to go online.
He will also be talking to Fox FM's Matt and Jo after 8am - listen online or wait for the podcast.
Update: Catch up with Ronan being interviewed on a couple of TV and radio shows here
Matt and Jo on FoxFM (Direct link to mp3 podcast; Jump to 29:00)
The Grill Team on Triple M (Direct link to mp3 podcast; Jump to 27:00)
Video clip - With Fitzy and Wippa on Nova FM
Fitzy and Wippa Podcast (Jump to 08:45)
Video clip - Ronan and Red Foo on 2Day FM's Celebrity Whispers
Interview on Nova FM with Nathan, Nat and Shaun
Some eye candy from Australia
Ronan and Storm made the news this week by - hold your breath - going jogging! Whilst this news article in the French media doesn't contain any substance at all and isn't worth linking to, the photos are very nice so you may want to check them out!
Article in Woman's Day Australia Aug 2013
Thanks to Leah for sending us scans of this article from Woman's Day Australia!
Interview in TV WEEK Australia 12.08.13
Thanks to Frances for scanning this article from Australia's TV WEEK Magazine (issue dated Aug 12th, 2013) for us!
'Goddess' screenshots in the gallery!
We now have a bunch of fabulous screenshots of Ronan in Goddess in our gallery, thanks to Frances. You are going to love them! If you use them anywhere else online, please give credit to Frances and link back to the gallery.
Photos: Gary Player Invitational Europe 2013
Ronan took part in the Gary Player Invitational golf match at Wentworth Golf Course on July 22 - there's some stunning photos on Getty and Zimbio of him, his children and Storm both on course and at the gala dinner. Enjoy!
Tour photos from Singapore and Bangkok
Ronan's recent visit to Asia for two concerts in Singapore and Bangkok created quite a bit of excitement and even though reportedly the crowds were rather quiet, people who commented on the shows all sounded very impressed. It was especially good to read numerous reviews and comments praising Ronan's vocals!
Ronan also made a quick visit to Macau, where he was the surprise guest at this year's HP One World Summit.
Singapore photos on Flickr by More Than Good Hooks
Singapore Meet & Greet photos by Midas Promotions
Singapore concert photos by Midas Promotions
Singapore photos by Phoebe
Sinagpore photos on Flickr by Singapore Maven
Bangkok photos on Flickr by chommy16
Bangkok photos by Bec-Tero Entertainment
Bangkok press conference photos on Tem!Tem
Bangkok concert photos on Tem!Tem
Order 'Goddess' on DVD or Blu-Ray now!
Goddess is available on DVD and Blu-Ray in Australia now - You can order it from Fishpond Australia (DVD/Blu-Ray), Fishpond International (DVD/Blu-Ray), Sanity (DVD/Blu-Ray), Chaos (DVD/Blu-Ray) or Big W (DVD plus soundtrack CD/DVD/Blu-Ray).
Please note that these are all Australian stores, so be aware of region codes! The DVD is Region 4, which will play in Australia, New Zealand and other Region 4 countries, as well as on compatible players elsewhere. Some laptop drives seem to ignore region codes. The Blu-Ray is Region B and will play in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Southwest Asia and Europe.
Sunday People Magazine: Golf photos
Thanks to Marisa for scanning this article for us! It is from Sunday People Magazine dated April 21st and contains a few nice photos of Ronan giving Storm a little golf lesson. Click on the thumbnail for a large version.
'Live at the O2' now available on Amazon and iTunes
You can now also buy one of Ronan's Fires Live CD's - the one from London's O2 Arena - in various other online stores, if you haven't purchased it directly from Concert Live yet. Personally I think it's a pity that only the London one seems to be available now, because personally I don't think it is the best one out of the four that were recorded. However, it is definitely worth getting!
iTunes UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand - and most other countries; just search your local iTunes for "Ronan Keating Live 2013"!