RONAN Keating has announced that the support for his upcoming Fires tour will be his good friend and fellow Irish-Aussie Brian McFadden.

Brian has a new album due for release called The Irish Connection, which is an apt name for this particular tour too.

The album is due for worldwide release on November 2 and sees Brian record some of his favourite tracks with some of his favourite artists, including, of course, his mate Ronan.

Brian said Ronan heard the entire album and chose to duet on U2’s All I Want is You. McFadden feels it was the perfect way to finish off the album. Other tracks on the album include covers of Cranberries, Snow Patrol, Van Morrison, Mary Black and Damian Rice The album was recorded in Sydney and Dublin and has been produced by Brian and his long time co-producer Robert Conley.

On January 19, Ronan and Brian as Ronan and Brian take to the stage of The Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.

For ticket information call the arena’s box office on 02920 224488.