The Wanted Announce 2012 US Tour Dates

The 'Lightning' boy band are due to perform ten shows in the US in early 2012 as part of their bid to break into the American market.

The Wanted have announced a string of US tour dates preceding their full UK arena tour in 2012.

The 'Glad You Came' singers will kick off a ten-date jaunt across America on 17th January with a performance in Orlando, Florida on a tour that also includes performances in New York City, Chicago, San Diego and Los Angeles.

Earlier this month The Wanted confirmed they were in the process of signing a management deal in the US and said they couldn't wait to try and break into the American market.

The Wanted are due back in the UK on 15th February to begin their arena tour in support of new album 'Battleground', starting with a show at Nottingham Arena after which they will perform across the country in cities including Brighton, Sheffield, Birmmingha, Belfast, Dublin and London.

The Wanted's full US tour dates are as follows:

Orlando, FL (The Social) – 17th January
Washington, DC (Rock 'n' Roll Hotel) – 20th
New York, NY (Irving Plaza) – 22nd
Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of Living Arts) – 24th
Chicago, IL (Bottom Lounge) – 26th
Minneapolis, MN (Fine Line) – 27th
Dallas, TX (Prophet Bar) – 31st
Salt Lake City, UT (Club Sound) – 2nd February
San Diego, CA (House of Blues) – 7th
Los Angeles, CA (The Roxy) – 8th