Kian Egan has admitted the band was a ''bunch of lunatics'' on their first tour and says their upcoming schedule will be a lot calmer.

The 38-year-old singer and his bandmates -  Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan - are gearing up for their 20th anniversary tour, which kicks off in Glasgow on May 28, and Egan revealed a lot has changed since members of the band became parents.

Speaking to Magic Radio, Egan said: "20 years ago, there was a lot of alcohol involved. Literally, we used to go absolutely crazy after the gigs and go until six o'clock in the morning.

"The first tour was probably verging on being a bunch of lunatics."

"Obviously three of us have children and I think our lives have changed an awful lot. We can't get past 10.30pm before falling asleep."

When asked about their forthcoming album, Mark teased that it could arrive in November, saying: "It's November. ... I'm just guessing. I'm guessing because every single album was released in November bar one."

As for whether or not they will be including their infamous 'stool rise'' in their live shows, Kian joked: "I think Simon Cowell designed it to elevate the moment.  Also, Simon invented standing on a chair."

Nicky added: "No, we can't confirm that [it'll feature]. You'll have to buy the ticket and see. You never know what you get."

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