X Factor Australia auditions: Tickets available
Ronan is returning to Australia for another season of The X Factor, and you can now book tickets to the auditions, which are taking place in Melbourne and Sydney in April! Here's the schedule:
04.04.2014 - Melbourne Hisense Arena
05.04.2014 - Melbourne Hisense Arena
06.04.2014 - Melbourne Hisense Arena
09.04.2014 - Sydney Quantas Credit Union Arena
10.04.2014 - Sydney Quantas Credit Union Arena
11.04.2014 - Sydney Quantas Credit Union Arena
12.04.2014 - Sydney Quantas Credit Union Arena
Charity golf match: The Celebrity Cup at Celtic Manor, July 4-6
*Attention - although this was confirmed a few days ago, apparently the organisers are still trying to work out Ronan's schedule. Do not book until he is confirmed as a player again.
Ronan has been confirmed as one of the Irish players for the Celebrity Cup at Celtic Manor (Wales) on July 4-6 this year! Because he's performing in Liechtenstein on July 4th, he is likely to attend the golf on the Saturday and Sunday only. You will find all info on the event and how to book your tickets on the course's website.
Media coverage of the Dublin screening of 'Goddess'
The Goddess screening on the last weekend of this year's Dublin Film Festival received a lot of positive reaction, both from the audience and in the media. Although the movie was shown at a relatively small screen, there's been quite a buzz about it online.
At the Q&A session afterwards, Ronan revealed some first details on his next movie project, The Riders (based on a Tim Winton novel), in which he joins the cast of Luke Hemsworth and Mark Strong, for which filming is about to begin. Stones In His Pockets apparently has been moved back to next year.
Here's some of the articles, photos and videos from the screening....
Photos on the festival's website
Photos on Contactmusic
Photos on Newscom
RSVP Magazine article
Reveal Magazine article
Daily Mail article
Irish Post article
RTE Ten News article
Irish Independent news article
Video on Youtube - Jump to 03:40 mins
Thanks too everyone who found links and shared them on Twitter.
'Falling Slowly' with Kimberley Walsh - Promo video
The promo video for Ronan's 2013 duet with Kimberley Walsh, Falling Slowly, (from Kimberley's album Centre Stage) has appeared on Youtube recently. In case you missed the song last year, follow the link to find out where you can get it! It is very much worth buying because Ronan's vocals are absolutely brilliant.
Mission Concert photos and media coverage
Ronan had Napier on their feet on Saturday at the Mission Concert - just as per usual then :) According to newspaper reviews, everyone attending had a great time. Here's some photos, and part of Ronan's performance is also on Youtube. (Thanks to those who originally found the photo and newspaper links and posted them on Twitter!)
If you were at the concert and have any good photos to share, please do get in touch!
Movie and album news in Australian radio interview
Ronan popped in to KIIS 1065 FM in Sydney on the way to New Zealand for Saturday's Mission Concert. He spoke to Kyle and Jackie O on their breakfast show. Shooting for Ronan's next movie begins next week (mid February) AND Ronan is hoping to release a new album this year! Best news we've heard in ages :)
Vote for Ronan in the 2014 Logie Awards!
Ronan's been nominated for a Logie Award as Most Popular Presenter for his work on The X Factor Australia. Please make sure you vote for him! You can also vote for The X Factor as Most Popular Light Entertainment Program, and for Ronan to win a TV Week Gold Logie Award.
You will need to provide an Australian postcode and phone number before submitting your form, but wherever you are in the world - Google is your friend ;) Thanks for your support.
Ronan lends singing voice to Postman Pat in new movie
Postman Pat: The Movie hits UK cinemas on May 23rd and the story includes Pat taking part in a singing competition... Yes you've guessed it, the singing voice has been done by Ronan. Whatever you think of the movie itself, Ronan sounds rather beautiful. You can watch the official trailer on Youtube.
'Goddess' update: UK release for 2014
Exciting news! Mark Lamprell has confirmed that there are plans for a small UK release of Goddess in 2014. It will not be a wide release, so the movie won't be on in every town or cinema.
Watch this space - as soon as we know more, you'll read about it on here! Meanwhile, if you're in Ireland, make sure you don't miss the screening in Dublin on Feb 22.
Did Santa forget to bring you any of these?
We hope you had a great Christmas! Just in case you asked Santa for a couple of Ronan goodies but he didn't bring them... we've compiled a handy little list for you so you can now treat yourself!
2014 calendar (MUST have!!)
Goddess DVD/Blu-Ray (Australia)
Tickets: Mission Concert, Napier, New Zealand, 15.02.14
Tickets: Liechtenstein Festival, 04.07.14
Tickets: Stars Of Sounds Festival, Aarberg, Switzerland, 12.07.14
Summer gig: Stars of Sounds, Aarberg (Switzerland) 12.07.14
Another summer show for 2014 has just been confirmed: Ronan is performing at Stars of Sounds in Aarberg, Switzerland on Saturday, July 12th! Tickets are on sale now via Ticketcorner. Perfect timing - go ahead and treat yourself for Christmas :)
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!
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
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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"!