The Wanted have announced that they have reunited after 7 years and are set to release their Greatest Hits Album entitled Most Wanted: The Greatest Hits on November 12th. The band also announced that they will be releasing new music soon and will be performing at bandmate Tom Parker’s Inside My Head Concert later this month.
Here we go!! We are MEGA excited to announce that we are BACK and will be releasing our Greatest Hits Album on November 12th!! We’ll also be performing LIVE at the @RoyalAlbertHall as part of @TomParker‘s ‘Inside My Head’ concert. It’s been far too long… Let’s do this! pic.twitter.com/8Zsq31jyVN
— The Wanted (@thewanted) September 8, 2021
The band was formed in 2009 with Max George, Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran and Jay McGuiness making up the band’s lineup. The band’s debut single “All Time Low” released on July 25th 2010 reached number 1 in the UK Official Singles Chart and their self-titled debut album peaked at number 4 in the UK Official Albums Chart.
The single “Glad You Came” released on July 10th 2011 provided the band with their second UK number 1. The band also released popular singles “Heart Vacancy” (2010), “Lose My Mind” (2010), “Gold Fever” (2010) for Comic Relief and “Lighting” (2011). Following the band’s reality series, The Wanted Life they announced their hiatus on January 22nd 2014 to pursue solo projects.
George released solo singles “Barcelona” and “Better On Me”. Parker appeared on reality TV shows Celebrity Masterchef in 2015, The Jump in 2016 and also toured with the UK musical Grease in 2017. Sykes released solo singles “Kiss Me Quick” (2015) from his debut album Unfinished Business released on November 11th 2016 and also released singles “Over and Over Again” (2015/ 2016 Version with Ariane Grande) and “Give It Up” (2016). Sykes also supported Little Mix in 2016 during their The Get Weird Tour.
Kanswaran released his single “Breathe In” in 2017 and also wrote the UK 2016 Eurovision entry “You Are Not Alone”. Both George and McGuinness both appeared in Strictly Come Dancing. McGuiness won the show in August 2015. George appeared in the show in 2020 reaching the 4th round.
Parker sadly announced on October 26th 2020 that he was diagnosed with an inoperable Stage 4 Brain Tumour, his bandmates expressed their devastation following his diagnosis and are providing him with their support.
On January 7th Parker announced that the treatment that he has been receiving has significantly reduced his Brain Tumour. Parker has joined his bandmates for their reunion and stated, “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.”
The charity concert was prompted by Parker when he discovered that only one per cent of the National Cancer research funding went towards researching Brain Tumours. The band were to reunite last year and placed their plans on hold due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.
Parker’s charity event also prompted the band to reunite and further support their bandmate. A brand new single penned by George is to follow the reunion. Speaking of the upcoming new single Sykes said, “It is really good, we are really excited” The new single is to be included on the band’s Greatest Hits Album.
The band released a video detailing their reunion and are said to be excited to have finally reunited and are hoping to recreate their previous magic.
The charity concert will be the band’s first performance together since their hiatus seven years ago. Liam Payne, Becky Hill, McFly, Sigrid and KSI are also set to perform at the concert. The band’s last album Word of Mouth was released on November 4th 2013 and their Greatest Hits Album will be their first studio album for eight years. The band has another announcement to make and have been urging their followers to listen out for an announcement tomorrow morning.
See The Wanted’s Most Wanted: The Greatest Hits Album pre-order link here
The Wanted will be performing at Tom Parker’s Inside My Head Concert at the venue below. Tickets are available here
20/09/21 Royal Albert Hall- London (The Wanted, Liam Payne, Becky Hill, McFly, Sigrid and KSI).