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Two members of The Wanted are reuniting for new tour dates (Picture: Getty Images)

The Wanted’s Max George and Siva Kaneswaran have shared plans for a reunion, embarking on tour dates across India this May. 

While the pair won’t be joined by their other bandmates, it will be the first time The Wanted has performed in any iteration since 2022. 

The group stopped touring after the death of their bandmate Tom Parker, who died of glioblastoma brain cancer on March 30, 2022, at just 33 years old.

The British-Irish boy band formed in 2009 and was catapulted to international stardom with chart-topping hits such as Glad You Came and Chasing the Sun. 

Originally comprising Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, and Nathan Sykes, the group captivated audiences worldwide with their infectious pop anthems and magnetic stage presence. 

It remains unclear why McGuiness and Sykes won’t be performing with the band.

The new dates come as a surprise, given McGuinness’ previous insistence that continuing to tour as The Wanted would ‘feel weird’ in the wake of their bandmate’s passing.

Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker and Max George (left to right) originally comprised the band(Picture: Getty Images)

When asked if the band would perform again in a 2022 interview, he told ‘We all feel weird about making those sorts of plans without Tom. We were a gang and went around the world together and it would feel odd to be doing that now as a four.’

McGuinness announced on Tuesday that he’s joining the cast of the show 2:22 in Ireland, possibly explaining his absence from the tour dates.

The band last toured in 2022 (Picture: Getty Images)

He’ll be joined by former Love Island host Laura Whitmore, EastEnders star Shona McGarty, and Once Upon a Time actor Colin O’Donoghue.

Announcing their India tour on Instagram, George and Kaneswaren expressed excitement for the opportunity to perform in a new country.

George described the tour as a ‘dream come true,’ emphasizing the significance of this journey for both himself and Siva. 

He wrote: ‘Myself and Siva can’t wait for this! Our first time in India… Dream come true!’

Amidst preparations for the upcoming performances, Max George has also made headlines for selling his clothes online. 

The musician has made at least £3,500 by selling his old belongings, including pieces from his time with The Wanted, but plenty more still remain up for sale on his Depop page. 

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