Needless to say I was a little curious to find out what all the teenage girl fuss was about. Was it just a case of five cute guys from the UK who got some pubescent girls hormones raging or were they actually musically talented? Should I cut them some slack? Or are all boy bands jokes? They are huge in their native U.K. with several top charting singles off their first album. It is pure bubblegum pop. The type that you cannot even critique as it insidiously burrows itself into your brain. You don’t know it if is because of some secret code buried in the beats or the fact that it is actually a catchy tune. “Chasing the Sun”, “Satellite” and “Lightning” are decent up tempo numbers. There are also a couple of ballads to make the young ladies swoon.
With the release of their second album, Word of Mouth, The Wanted announced that they are breaking up as soon as this tour they are on is over. So theoretically this is their last album…until they get back together in a few years when they are running out of money. Cynical? Maybe, but I have been fooled this way by boy bands before.
Speaking of that… while they are classified as a boy band that they are actually a group of mature (debatable) young men. This is their first (and last) world tour and so all you fans of Brit boy bands get on over to Metropolis Tuesday night.
-Date: April 15, 2014
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketmaster.ca
-Ticket Price: $43.30 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m.
-Opening Acts: Midnight Red and Cassio Monroe