So I wanted to post a picture I took whilst on The Wanted, Word of Mouth Tour… Yes I know I’ve already done a Wanted post with images from the tour however this picture is a little different.
When on tour I tend to shoot from angles and locations people wouldn’t always get the opportunity to shoot from like on stage, backstage in the crowd etc…
On this occasion I was given the opportunity to go up with the rigging team during the set up which was INCREDIBLE.
As you can tell from the picture this was taken at great height but gives another insight to the world of ‘Riggers’ who walk across beams, climb up moving ladders on lighting gantries all without a care in the world.
Pretty cool huh.
So some of you would have seen on my Facebook page that I was The Wanted’s exclusive tour photographer for the Word of Mouth Farewell UK / EU tour.
Although I didn’t join the boys on the US leg of the tour we got ALOT of pictures and below are some of my favourite ones from on stage backstage and yes even under the stage!
Yet another amazing pop festival, this one was staged in Birmingham city centre. The two day event was headlined by Jessie J and the american heart throb NE-YO.
I was contracted by event organisers to capture the entire event and boy was it a busy one.
Here are just a few images from an amazing weekend.
What a line up we had at this years Chester Rocks festival which took place in the grounds of Chester Racecourse. It was great to be working for the organisers for this event as their official photographer.
The two day event was a sell out and you can see why with the acts performing.
Check out the review in pictures.
Birmingham is just one of four locations in the UK to have a celebratory evening concert as part of the Torch Relay celebrations. On Saturday, 30 June, Birmingham proudly hosted its Olympic evening celebration concert at Cannon Hill Park in honour of the Olympic Torch coming to the city.
The show headlined by chart topping boy-band The Wanted with support from R’n’B star Loick Essien and rock band Morning Parade.
The local line-up also includes Birmingham Royal Ballet, who will be performing Pas de deux from Le Corsiare, and Antics, a five-piece local street dance crew who recently had national television success. Twenty thousand lucky local residents won tickets for this free celebratory event.
LG Arena, Birmingham
The screams from the thousands of female fans almost lifted the roof off Birmingham’s LG Arena.The Wanted were given a warm welcome into the region and lapped up the approval from their adoring fans.
This is their first UK arena tour which had been hotly anticipated by teenage girls nationwide and the band – made up of Tom, Max, Siva, Jay and Nathan – didn’t disappoint.
They wowed the with their hits including the dance number Glad You Came, Say It On The Radio and their number one hit All Time Low which got everyone on their feet and dancing. The boys kept it simple and proved that you do not need complicated dance routines, dozens of backing dancers and a state-of-the-art set to put on a good show.
The Wanted instead chose to be accompanied by a live band, and ditched the fancy footwork in favour of energetically jumping around the stage, and used special effects including flashing lights, fire works and flares to add drama to the show. The acoustic numbers also proved that they can do more than just cheesy pop. The boys surprised the crowd when they performed a Coldplay medley, which had everybody singing along and waving their hands in the air.
Throughout the set The Wanted boys involved the audience in the performance, and Gloucester-born Nathan told the crowd: “It’s so good to be at my local arena.”
The lads finished the show with the crowd pleaser Glad You Came.
By Naomi Dunning – Express and Star