The Wanted announce shock split to pursue 'personal projects'
Boyband The Wanted have revealed they are splitting - but will be playing Ireland before then.
The five-strong group, featuring Dubliner Siva Kaneswaran, posted an announcement on their website this evening.
The band will be playing The O2 on Monday, March 24 2014 and are still committed to their Dublin date.
In a statement on their website, Kaneswaran announced the news with Nathan Skyes, Max George, Tom Parker and Jay McGuinness.
"The Wanted are pleased to announce the release of their new video and single 'Glow In The Dark' taken from their November release 'Word of Mouth'. They are very excited to perform 'Glow In The Dark' along with their smash singles 'I Found You', 'Chasing The Sun', and 'Glad You Came', amongst others for their fans on their upcoming Word of Mouth Tour," it read.
"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."
The group cancelled a selection of their European tour dates late last year.
They previously had an E! reality show Chasing The Wanted which wasn't renewed after one season, and have expressed their desire to pursue solo projects.