BOYZONE have announced they are to call it a day after 25 years by putting out one final album and embarking on a farewell tour next year.

After six number one singles and five number one albums, Thank You and Goodnight will be released in November.

The band, Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Shane Filan and Mikey Graham - fellow band member Stephen Gately died in 2009 - will then embark on a final arena tour next year including a date at Manchester Arena.

They said: “When we started out as five young Dublin Northsiders, eager to face the world, we never imagined that we’d still have an army of fans some 25 years later

“What followed was the stuff of dreams. We’ve played stadiums and arenas all over the world, released six albums, and had almost two-dozen hits. We really can’t put into words just how much you, the fans, have supported us along the way. Without that support, we would have never achieved what we have, and for that we’re eternally grateful.

“We’ve had some tough times too. The loss of Stephen left scars that we will carry as a band forever. We were immensely touched by all the tributes and messages of support that helped us through the dark days. Stephen was our brother and will always be at the very the heart of Boyzone.

“Twenty-five years is a long time. We’re certainly not boys anymore, and we all feel that we should now call time on our lives together as Boyzone and go out on a real high.”

The album will feature songs written by Ed Sheeran and Gary Barlow and a tribute to Stephen Gately, a reworking of a demo he originally recorded for his solo album.

Boyzone, Manchester Arena, Saturday, February 2. On sale tomorrow. Fans who pre-order the album from the official store will receive early access to tickets.