TV promo: Lorraine (ITV) on Monday, May 20th
Ronan is joining Kirsty Bertarelli for some TV promotion of their duet Send Out A Message, which they are performing on Lorraine on May 20th. Tune into ITV1 from 8:30am!
'Fires Live' is coming to Asia!
Exciting news for all of you out there in Asia - a concert at Bangkok's IMPACT Arena has just been announced for July 10th, with tickets going on sale on May 18th.
A show in Singapore is about to be announced too, so stay tuned!
If there's no tour dates for your country - You may want to to contact your local promoters and ask for a Ronan gig. They are the ones who make it happen if they think there is enough demand. Good luck!!
Win two tickets to see Ronan in Doncaster, 29.06.13 - Ends June 8th
The fab folks at Doncaster Racecourse are giving us one pair of Grandstand tickets for Ronan's summer show at Doncaster Racecourse on June 29th, and YOU could win them!
Catch up on two BBC radio interviews
Ronan is back in Europe and has done a bit of promotion for his upcoming summer gigs in the UK. You can listen back to interviews on BBC Radio Sheffield (Jump to 2:05 hours) and BBC Radio Cumbria (Jump to 23 mins); both interviews will be online until May 10th.
Here's an update on Goddess: Ronan says in the BBC Radio Sheffield interview that the movie could be out in the UK around July. Fingers crossed!
Win two tickets to see Ronan in Gloucester, 14.06.13 - Ends May 28th
The fab people at Gloucester Rugby are giving us one pair of General Admission tickets for Ronan's summer show at Kingsholm Stadium on June 14th, and YOU could win them! But because it is a pretty neat prize, I'm asking you to do some brainwork ;)
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.
Win a 'Fires' tour photo and two flyers! (Closed)
Three lucky people are going to get a beautiful glossy photo from Ronan's Fires tour (taken by myself) plus two promo flyers - one advertising the full tour, and one from Belfast's Waterfront. Everyone can enter, regardless of where in the world you live.
What you need to do: Send me your comments on at least one of Ronan's b-sides and non album tracks for publishing on the respective page. Your entry must be at least three sentences long - make it interesting for other website visitors to read. Contact me if you want to write about any songs not listed on the page yet, and they can be added.
The competition closes on May 12th and three winners will be picked at random.
'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"!
2014 wall calendar underway soon!
Great news from Danilo - an official Ronan calendar for 2014 is in the pipeline! Watch this space for updates, although you probably won't be able to preorder anywhere until around July.
There's still a few copies of the absolutely gorgeous 2013 calendar available from Calendar Club - if you didn't get a copy, this may be your last chance! You can check out all pictures on the Starkalender website to see what you're missing out on.
Summer gig: Gloucester Kingsholm Stadium, 14.06.2013
Ronan has just added another open air concert in the UK for this summer - he will be performing at Gloucester's Kingsholm Stadium on June 14th. Tickets go on sale on March 28th!
An open letter to the Irish Daily Star
Dear Kathryn Rogers,
so you've come up with this journalistic masterpiece for the Irish Daily Star... Basically, you've found two or three reviews of Goddess where the reviewers didn't seem overly impressed with Ronan - although only one of them is actually negative about him (thankfully not the Irish way of negative!).
Buy the 'Goddess' soundtrack online
The Goddess movie soundtrack is now available to download - and not just in Australia! Make sure you check out the two songs that Ronan sings on, Don't Give Up and Frozen Heart.
The following links will take you straight to the album on iTunes: Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
Ronan duets with Kirsty Bertarelli on her new album
Ronan has joined Kirsty Bertarelli for a song that's going to be released on April 20th in the UK as the first single off Kirsty's new album. The track is called Send Out A Message (To The World) and the official promo video is now on Youtube for us all to enjoy! Whether the song floats your boat or not, Ronan's vocals are fantastic and the video looks like good fun.
Summer gig: Audley End, Saffron Walden 10.08.13
Ronan is performing at Audley End in Saffron Walden (Essex) on August 10 - tickets are £35 and are on sale now via Audley End Concerts Facebook app - they will also be available on Ticketmaster and Seetickets from March 18th!
Interview on Quickflix - Movies and new music!
Ronan was interviewed for Quickflix just before the Australian launch of Goddess and besides plenty of movie talk, he also mentions that he's started writing songs for a new album! Don't expect that to be released until at least next year, but it's exciting news anyway!
Inside Film Magazine Australia, Feb/March 2013
Thanks to Anne for the scans. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge.
'Goddess' in Australian cinemas from March 14th!
The wait is over - Goddess is finally about to hit Australian cinemas on March 14th! Check your local cinema listings and hopefully the movie will be shown near you.
Goddess will be reviewed on ABC Television "At The Movies", 9:30pm March 12th, so tune in if you can!
Also, have a look at the following links...
Summer gig in Falkirk, Scotland 21.06.13
The summer keeps getting more exciting! It has just been announced that Ronan is performing at Rock The Stadium in Falkirk, Scotland on Friday June 21st. Support acts are Brian McFadden and James Walsh (Starsailor). Tickets are available from Feb 28th on Ticketline, Ticketsoup or call 0844 888 9991.
Summer gig in Doncaster, 29.06.13
Ronan will be performing at Doncaster Racecourse after the last race on Saturday, June 29th. Tickets are available now!
Ronan's duet 'Falling Slowly' with Kimberley Walsh out now!
You can now download Ronan's duet Falling Slowly with Kimberley Walsh from her new album Centre Stage from most online music stores! Here's a few links for you:
First summer gig for 2013 - Carlisle 05.08.2013
Great news - Ronan's first 'Fires Live' summer gig for 2013 has just been announced! He will be playing at Carlisle Racecourse on Monday, August 5th. Tickets go on sale Feb 6th. Don't miss out - Ronan's current set list is amazing and it's going to be a fab night!
Interview in GQ Magazine Australia, Jan 2013
The current issue of GQ Magazine Australia features a very good, in-depth interview with Ronan. Frances has kindly sent us scans of it - click on the thumbnails for larger versions or download a PDF version.
Order your 'Fires' Live CD now!
Very exciting news - Four of Ronan's shows in the UK (Bristol, Birmingham, London and Manchester) are being made available as live CD's by Concert Live - you can order online and either pick your CD up at the respective venue straight after the show, or you can have the CD's posted to your home address. If you buy online, each double CD is £15 - you can also buy them at every venue but please note that they are £20 each if you pay on the night.
Place your order now - the sound quality is great!
Official 'Goddess' trailer
Roadshow Films Australia have added the official trailer for Goddess to Youtube. At the moment, there's still only a release date for Australia (this might include NZ), which is March 14th.
Now we've got a job to do - Please follow the link to the Youtube video, hit the 'Thumbs Up' icon and leave a comment! Your feedback is going straight to Roadshow Films, and I will make sure Ealing Metro (international sales agent) see it too. This could be really helpful when it comes to bringing the movie to other countries - the better the response to the trailer, the more likely local distributors are to pay attention to Goddess.
Please leave your comment today and then spread the link via Twitter, Facebook or any other way you can think of!
Duet with Kimberley Walsh: 'Falling Slowly'
As reported earlier, Ronan recorded a duet with Kimberley Walsh for her upcoming album Centre Stage. The track, Falling Slowly, was written by Glen Hansard and originally recorded as part of the musical film Once. Kimberley Walsh will be releasing the track on Jan 28th as the lead track for her album. Apparently there is going to be a video as well.
You can now listen to a preview of the song on iTunes.