The Wanted Tickets
The Wanted is an English-Irish boy band on everyone's most-wanted list! The Wanted have already made waves in the US with their addictive dance-pop music, boyish charm and good looks. Since 2009, the British blokes have been heating up the international dance music charts, and now you can catch them live during their upcoming US tour. Come join band members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes as they take to the stage in a town near you.
With three successful albums under their belts, The Wanted, Battleground and The Wanted Life, the band spent last year recording their fourth studio album, Word of Mouth. Previous albums have featured a number of collaborations with some of the biggest names in the business, including tracks with Pitbull, LMFAO, Chris Brown, Rita Ora, and Dappy. This album is no different, and has earned the band an even bigger following and chart-topping songs on the singles charts. They are ready to captivate audiences with their classic dance-pop style and perform all of their latest tunes. They will be making stops at the famed House of Blues in Chicago, the Ogden Theatre in Denver, The Warfield in San Francisco, The Tabernacle Atlanta and many other venues across the country, all in the next few months. Don't miss your chance to be there when they perform live! Get your tickets from StubHub today!
It's obvious that this talented group of musicians is a "wanted" band. Any time the band performs—whether it's in the US or in the UK—fans are mesmerized by this new age boy band. They are decidedly different from the boy bands of the late 1990s. They have left the cheesy choreography behind and focus more on the music and having a good time.
Although they aren't as hard-rocking as an alternative rock band, The Wanted still knows how to have fun and break the rules every now and then. During their concert at Irving Plaza in New York City, they surprised the audience by spraying them with water. While no one seemed to mind the impromptu shower, the band proved that they are a little more than perfectly coiffed hair and tight T-shirts. But that doesn't mean they can't solicit dates from the crowd, like they did at this concert. Band members teased Nathan Sykes about being single and asked the crowd if anyone was interested in going on a date with the studly singer. A host of screaming girls squealed with excitement, proving that the boy band fan base is still largely made up of excitable teenage girls.
About the Artist
Formed in 2009, The Wanted are an English-Irish boy band, currently signed to Island Records. Unlike many boy bands, which begin as family members or friends, The Wanted members were carefully chosen from an intense audition process, held by Jayne Collins who also put together The Saturdays and Parade. Ultimately, the five guys were chosen from over 1,000 auditioning hopefuls and were signed to Maximum Artist Management and Geffen Records. In 2010, their debut album, The Wanted rose to No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart, and produced three UK top 20 singles, including "All Time Low," which hit the UK No. 1 spot, as well as "Heart Vacancy," which reached number two, and "Lose My Mind," which peaked at No. 19.
After the success of their first album, the group set out to prove they were here to stay. Their second album Battleground (2011) fought its way to No. 5 in the UK and No. 4 in Ireland. The lead single from the album—"Gold Forever"—reached No. 3 in the UK. But it was their second hit, "Glad You Came," that topped the singles chart in the United Kingdom for two weeks, and in Ireland for five weeks.
"Glad You Came" was also a huge sensation in the US and Canada, hitting No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Canadian Hot 100. The band capitalized on the song's success, released follow-up tracks, "Chasing the Sun" and "I Found You" which reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. Now, they're back on tour, promoting their fourth studio album, and riding the wave of fame into the history books.
Unlike other bands, whose stories consist of struggling artists who met each other on a whim and form a group, The Wanted was a carefully chosen group of talented musicians who were ready for greatness. After being chosen through a vigorous audition process, the members of this all-male singing group recorded their first album. The album was an instant hit, reaching the top of the charts and propelling the group into the limelight. Since then, The Wanted has become one of the most sought-after groups in the world, filling concert venues and arenas with their larger-than-life music and charisma.
Even though The Wanted began in the UK, and has seen most of their success in their homeland, they are have amassed quite a following the US as well. When they performed at the Irving Plaza in New York City, fans were singing along, word-for-word, to every song in the band's repertoire. And because the band has a large fan base in America, they make sure they bring down the house with some of their best showmanship. And with the backdrop of a band and choreographed lights, the band comes to life even more.
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