The Wanted play Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Boy band The Wanted.

Boy band The Wanted.

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No 1 boyband, The Wanted have announced their first ever UK Arena Tour for spring 2012. The five piece group that became one of the biggest breakthrough acts of 2010 will be playing 11 arenas across the country, with a show at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on Saturday, February 18.

“After the success of our first tour (which we think the mums just may have enjoyed even more than their kids) we’re planning our first arena tour. We just want everyone to come along and enjoy themselves, so don your “The Wanted” t-shirts and why not purchase a ticket-for-entry? It’ll be spiffing!”

The Wanted boys burst into our lives and the charts with their incredible 2011 BRIT nominated debut single, All Time Low, storming straight into the number one spot. Followed by number two hit Heart Vacancy, they have quickly built up a huge fanbase. Their self-titled debut album raced into the top five, and they have had over an incredible 30 million plays of their videos on YouTube. In March the boys were given the honour of releasing the official Comic Relief single for Red Nose Day. The single Gold Forever became their third top five single.

Last summer’s number 1 single Glad You Came was the first from the second album Battleground. Written by Steve Mac, Wayne Hector and Ed Drewitt and produced by Steve Mac, this song brings a harder, club-influenced sound to the table for Jay, Max, Nathan, Siva and Tom.

The boys first headline tour last year had rave reviews from the press with The Times, Evening Standard and News Of The World giving the shows 4 stars. Proof, if ever it was needed, that The Wanted are definitely not taking any prisoners when it comes to being the hottest new pop group in the UK.

Tickets for The Wanted at the Motorpoint Arena on Friday February 18 2012, priced £27.50 & £19.50 (booking fee may apply) are available online at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield by phone on 0114 256 5656 and in person at the Arena box office.