In a statement on their website, the band – Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Nathan Sykes and Tom Parker – said their forthcoming Word of Mouth tour would be “their last for a while”, but insisted they would “continue on as The Wanted”.
They have “collectively decided to take time to pursue personal endeavours following the tour’s conclusion,” the message read.
“The band want 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 band also announced the release of their new single, Glow In The Dark, from their Word of Mouth album, which they released in November.
The Wanted formed in 2009 and released their self-titled debut album in October 2010. Last year, they starred in their own reality show, The Wanted Life, documenting their stay in LA as they recorded their third album.