Mark from Westlife - who is known these days by his full name, Markus Feehily - is embarking on a solo career this year, and has announced a Dublin date for March.

The pop singer will play the Olympia Theatre on March 8th.

Tickets are €27.90 and on sale this Friday from usual outlets.

Feehily's solo album is reportedly well on the way to being completed and 'scheduled for release later this year'. He is said to be exploring a 'darker, more soulful electronic sound' with his solo material.