The Wanted Talk Favorite NYC Dives and Bars

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U.K heartthrobs The Wanted have been all over the states promoting their recently released American EP and were kind enough to stop by Fresh 102.7/New York to speak with Dylan. During their visit, the guys spoke about their American success and their favorite things to do while in New York City.

The band has seen great success in the U.K for the past couple of years but have finally made the transition to the states. One can’t help but to sing along to their catchy hit “Glad You Came.” When asked about their American success, the band mates are humbled. “Obviously everyone’s dream is to come to the states and try and crack it and we just came over and not much planned it. We thought, we’ll come over, we’ve got a really great song. We’ve got a great team behind us and they pushed the single to radio and obviously you guys love it,” Tom says.

The guys have now been to NYC so many times, they say it has officially become a second home for them. They express that their favorite parts of the adventurous city that never sleeps are indeed the dive bars–the dumpier the better is their motto. They have been all around the East Village hopping from one pub to the next.

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Both London and New York are famous for being busy cities filled with people who are on the go, so the topic of the London underground vs. the Manhattan subway was unavoidable. They compare the London underground or “the tube” as the locals there call it to the New York subways. You thought NYC had a reputation for being brutally hot in the summer? The London underground doesn’t have any air conditioning!

“We have no air conditioning but we get a lot of air being pushed around by the tram itself so sometimes you get a breeze, it’s just hot,” Jay explains.


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