Remember the year 2012, during summertime, when you would turn on the radio and all you could hear was “Glad You Came” by a new band from the UK call The Wanted, and life was good? Well, we have some great news to share with you. The band is officially back and they’re celebrating with a new “Greatest Hits” album and their first show in seven years.
The Wanted Reunite for a Good Cause
The boy band – comprising Max George, Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes, Jay McGuiness, and Siva Kaneswaran – will release Most Wanted – The Greatest Hits on November 12. The collection includes mega-hits “Glad You Came,” “Chasing The Sun,” “Walks Like Rihanna,” “I Found You,” and many more; plus a brand new track penned by Max.
What’s more, on September 20, the chart-toppers will take to the stage at Tom’s charity concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, dubbed Inside My Head. The singer was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor last summer. It’s one of the main reasons the group – who went on hiatus in 2014 – are reuniting. Also, their 10th anniversary plans being scrapped owing to the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
Tom said at a press conference, “It feels amazing it is quite nice to be able to do something that is not related to treatment, it is like nothing has ever changed.”
A Brand New Track is on the way
Speaking of the new track, Nathan added, “It is really good, we are really excited. It was really nice doing it in the studio, Jay and Siva recorded in the US and we three recorded it over here. It is lovely being back together.”
Jay also shared, “We have been talking off and on for a few years now about getting back together to do something for the anniversary but have all been working on other projects at different times so it didn’t happen. This is all about having fun with our mates, no pressure, just FUN.”
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