The UK DailyStar reports, that The Wanted’s latest album ‘Word of Mouth’ flopped in sales so terribly and ticket sales to their European tour were so unsuccessful that they are close to being dropped by their label. The writer of the article goes on to say: I’m told Universal Music plan to drop the boyband after their third album Word Of Mouth proved to be a massive global flop. I can reveal the final nail in the coffin came after their European tour was scrapped due to poor ticket sales – rather than “scheduling issues”, which the band’s management claimed. The shock axing will come as a huge blow to Jay, Max, Siva, Tom and Nathan, who had a big international hit in 2011 with Glad You Came.
1D have also sold more copies in a week in the UK alone, than The Wanted have in six weeks around the world. My source said: “Despite high hopes that The Wanted would rival One Direction as worldwide stars, it just hasn’t happened. Word Of Mouth has proved a monumental flop which has just about sealed their fate. The album was a disaster from start to finish. It had no direction and was delayed for over a year due to problems. No final decision has been made, but all promo for the album has been scrapped and no more singles are planned. There are also no plans to reschedule the cancelled European tour dates.”