The Wanted Announces Hiatus to ‘Pursue Personal Endeavors’

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By Annie Reuter

If The Wanted fans haven’t purchased tickets yet for their Word of Mouth Tour, they have all the more reason to now. The band announced today that the tour will be their last for a while, in order to take time off to pursue personal endeavors come May.

Read The Wanted’s complete hiatus message below:

Important Announcement 22 Jan

The Wanted are pleased to announce the release of their new video and single ‘Glow In The Dark’ taken from their November release ‘Word of Mouth’. They are very excited to perform ‘Glow In The Dark’ along with their smash singles ‘I Found You’, ‘Chasing The Sun’, and ‘Glad You Came’, amongst others for their fans on their upcoming Word of Mouth Tour.

This tour will be their last for a while as Tom, Max, Jay, Siva and Nathan have collectively decided to take time to pursue personal endeavours following the tour’s conclusion. The band wants to stress to their fans that they will continue on as The Wanted and look forward to many successful projects together in the future. They thank their fans for their continued love and support and look forward to seeing them on tour.

While the future is uncertain for The Wanted, in the boy band world an extended break rarely ends well. *NSYNC announced their “temporary hiatus” back in 2002 and has not recorded new material since.

The Wanted formed in 2009 after mass auditions where more than 1,000 musicians showed up in hopes to garner a slot in the boy band. They released their debut self-titled album in 2010 which was followed by Battleground in 2011 and Word of Mouth in 2013. Thanks to their No. 1 hit “Glad You Came” and a reality show, The Wanted Life, the boy band grew in popularity where they earned their slot on the boy band map next to fellow boy banders, One Direction. It is not confirmed which member is working on a solo project, but Nathan Sykes recently dueted with Ariana Grande on her single “Almost Is Never Enough.”

The Wanted Word of Mouth U.S. Tour dates below:

04/08 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
04/09 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore
04/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
04/14 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/19 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
04/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
04/23 – Denver, CO @ Ogden
04/26 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Soho
04/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
05/05 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
05/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
05/09 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
05/11 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Landing
05/14 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavillion
05/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
05/16 – Kansas City, MO @ The Uptown Theatre
05/17 – Shawnee, OK @ The Arena

The Wanted (photo: Lee Strickland)(Credit: Lee Strickland)

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