The Wanted – Orpheum Theatre – April 25, 2014
For the first and possibly the last time ever, The Wanted took to the stage in Vancouver, bringing their Word Of Mouth Tour to The Orpheum Theatre to close out the Canadian leg of the world tour. The quintet; Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes, pulled out all the stops as they kept the all-ages audience, although mostly young screaming teens, on their feet.
From the opening notes to the end of the nearly 2 hour set, the group made sure their fans were not disappointed. The setlist was filled with their hits from all three of their albums; Warzone, Walks Like Rihanna, I Found You, Chasing The Sun, All Time Low, We Own The Night, Glad You Came and more. One of the highlights for some audience members was during Heart Vacancy as the band choose 5 “Heart Vacancy Girls” from the crowd to sing to and dance with for the single. In spite of the volume of screams and cheers, the sound for the show was quite good, save for a couple of quick glitches on Max’s mic when it appeared to cut out or wasn’t on at the right time. Plenty of singing along and dancing kept the energy full on the whole night.
With the band taking a hiatus, to pursue individual projects, after the tour wraps up, this could very well have been the first and last time that the group would perform in Canada. The band definitely gave fans a night to remember until they reform and return to the road. In the meantime, Word Of Mouth for The Wanted live is absolutely positive.
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