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Ronan Keating Responds To Reports He Has Sold Just 181 Albums In Ireland: 'It's Rubbish'

Friday, 07 September 2012 Written by Elliott Batte
Ronan Keating Responds To Reports He Has Sold Just 181 Albums In Ireland: 'It's Rubbish'

Irish singer-songwriter and former Boyzone star Ronan Keating has responded to reports that his latest album ‘Fires’ selling just 181 copies in his homeland so far, blaming low physical sales in general for the remarkably poor turnout.

Keating is a globally renowned star who’s sold 55million records worldwide, a feat that is barely rivalled back in his hometown of Ireland. But, despite him being one of the country’s biggest stars, he has failed to make an impact with his latest record - something which Keating says is no fault of his own.

“It's rubbish,” he told Dublin radio station Strawberry Alarm Clock. “The #1 album midweek here sold about 700 - it's not like sales for anything are sky high. Album sales in Ireland are never going to keep you in Gucci - you do it to make a presence. They didn't include my download sales either and the downloads were quite substantially more than that but I'm not going to get into a battle about it.”

He quickly added: “Hopefully I'll be top three in the UK. When I saw what was written here in Ireland I was like, 'What the hell?' I mean, it's number four in the UK midweek charts already.”

Despite his Irish fans not splashing out for a physical copy of the record, Keating is happy with the record and will be taking it on UK tour in January 2013. If you’re a fan, you can find tickets through Stereoboard by checking the dates and links below.

Ronan Keating UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows:

Wed January 16th 2013 - Colston Hall, Bristol
Sat January 19th 2013 - Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Sun January 20th 2013 - Brighton Centre, Brighton
Tue January 22nd 2013 - Royal Centre, Nottingham
Fri January 25th 2013 - LG Arena, Birmingham
Sat January 26th 2013 - O2 Arena, London
Sun January 27th 2013 - BIC, Bournemouth
Tue January 29th 2013 - City Hall, Sheffield
Wed January 30th 2013 - Opera House, Blackpool
Fri February 1st 2013 - Echo Two, Liverpool
Sat February 2nd 2013 - Apollo Manchester, Manchester
Tue February 5th 2013 - City Hall, Newcastle
Fri February 8th 2013 - Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
Sun February 10th 2013 - ECC, Aberdeen

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