Though they promise not to disappear for good, the guys will definitely be ‘doing their own thing’ for the foreseeable future.
The Wanted stunned the world Jan. 22, announcing that its current tour will also be its last for a while. The boys have decided to pursue “individual endeavours,” and now, HollywoodLife.com knows the reason behind their shocking decision!
“They’re just over being in a boy band, working constantly, but not reaching the heights that they — for lack of a better word — wanted,” an insider tells us exclusively. “They won’t say it, but they’re definitely not happy that they haven’t reached the heights of One Direction.”
Echoing the band’s statement, our source confirms to us that “doing their own thing is [the boys’] only goal right now.”
The Wanted’s Big Split: The Reason Behind The Announcement
So that’s why the boys decided to take a break from the band, but what about their decision to announce said break so publicly? Our source says it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.
“Announcing this break up is lucrative, as well,” the insider explains. “It will get their [current] tour in the news, which they anticipate will allow them to sell more tickets.”
Well, it’s definitely working!
The Wanted’s Official Statement: The Boys Thank Their Fans
Here’s the full message about the band going its separate ways, as posted to TheWantedMusic.com on Jan. 22:
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.
HollywoodLifers, are you bummed that The Wanted is taking a break? Do you think this is really the end? Drop a comment with your thoughts on the band’s current state below.
— Reporting by Russ Weakland