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THIS is how much money Westlife will pocket thanks to their incredible comeback tour

The bandmates have just finished touring the UK & Ireland

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Westlife will reportedly pocket €6million each, thanks to their incredible Twenty Tour.

According to the Irish Sun, the band’s comeback tour, which included dates across the UK and Ireland, grossed around €70million.

And after paying crew members, promoters, and venues – it’s believed bandmates Nicky Byrne, Shane Filan, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily will take home an estimated €6million each.

An industry insider said: “The average ticket price on Westlife’s tour was between €77 and €100 and they were selling out ­arenas all over the UK.”

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“The members made an astonishing amount of money from the reunion already before you consider the money they’ll make from the Asian dates on their comeback tour.”

Another source said: “Having been away for seven years people wondered how well Westlife would do? But ticket sales went through the roof.”

“The demand was such because Westlife’s original fans are now grown-up mums and dads, and they brought their kids to all the concerts.”

Those who have worked with Westlife are delighted by their comeback success, especially after everything they have been through.

An insider told the newspaper: “Everyone knows the lads went through some tough times money-wise when Westlife split the first time, particularly Shane, so people were delighted he celebrated his 40th birthday last week ­playing Croke Park again.”

“Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian have never acted like prima donnas either — either when they were at the height of their success or on this comeback.”

The news comes amid reports that Westlife will go on tour again next year, with plans to play even bigger stadiums.