The group, whose members are British and Irish and whose hit
singles include "I Found You," "Chasing the Sun" and "Glad You
Came," said they had decided to pursue their own personal plans.
"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 said on their website, which also
announced the release of a new video and single "Glow in the
The group, comprising Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes,
Tom Parker and Jay McGuiness, was formed in 2009 and its members
are in their early 20s.
They were signed by Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun and
hit the U.S. pop charts in 2012 with their infectious dance
Known for their raucous behavior, the band appeared in a reality
show produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions on U.S. cable network
E! that premiered in June. It followed the band as they prepared
for their album and world tour.
The Wanted's 2014 tour will take them to Europe and Britain and
Ireland during February and March, and to the U.S. in April and
(Reporting by Patricia Reaney;
editing by Eric Kelsey and Bernadette Baum)
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