‘The journey has been quite 
an emotional one for all of us’

The Wanted
The Wanted

Catch them while you can. The Wanted play The Brighton Centre on March 29 on their biggest tour ever.

It’s also their last. For a while, at least.

The group is famously taking a sabbatical once the tour ends, a chance to pursue their own individual paths.

But there’s no need to be too distraught. Not just yet. The boy band has every intention of getting back together when the time is right.

Siva Kaneswaran has no doubt their future lies together; he’s equally convinced they will simply know when that future is ready to begin.

“We all decided to go on a break after the tour. It’s our last tour for a while. We have been together for a while.

“It has been a long journey. It has been exciting in every way, but we decided we wanted to do our own personal things.

“It’s pretty open-ended, but it will happen naturally. It will be as natural to get back together again as it has been to take a break. That’s definite.

“When it happens, it will happen by itself. But really it’s difficult to think that far ahead!”

As he says, they have a huge schedule in front of them – and indeed behind them, the answer to their dreams.

“The hope was always to play worldwide, throwing themselves into the full schedule, the planning, the meetings, all that goes with it.

Inevitably, it’s a huge demand: “You have to keep fit, keep healthy.”

Looking back, it’s been the most remarkable journey:

“I can but be thankful for the amount of success that we have had. It is just great. We only spent one month in the UK last year.

“The rest was just everywhere, but our UK fans have been so loyal to us.”

But the US has been quite something else. In the UK, it took a while to build things up; over in the States, things just exploded straight away: “Things just went crazy. It was just instantaneous over there. It’s a very different mentality.”

Siva insists they always knew what they were getting themselves into: “You have just got to try to find ways of keeping yourself grounded.

“You have to be able to get on with your own life as well, but this was what we always wanted.

“The journey has been quite an emotional one for all of us. It has been stressful, but we have made our choices, and it has been great, really good to be able to change people’s lives, express ourselves musically and have a great time.”