The Wanted Hit LA's El Rey Theatre
February 9, 2012 at 11:57 AM (PT)
A big thank you to the ISLAND DEF JAM team for the great time last night at LA's EL REY THEATRE, where we were treated to a performance by THE WANTED.
The fans lined up around the block, hours before showtime and were not disappointed as the UK Pop group performed an impressive set featuring songs from their self-titled debut album and its follow-up "Battleground," including "All Time Low," "Say It On The Radio," "Warzone," (2011 UK Comic Relief charity single) "Gold Forever," "Lightning," and concluding with their former UK #1 and current US Top 20 single "Glad You Came."
Seen enjoying the show, along with the crowd of non-stop screaming/singing fans, were IDJMG/UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC Chairman BARRY WEISS, ISLAND President/COO STEVE BARTELS, EVP/Promotion RICK SACKHEIM, VP/Rhythm NOAH SHEER, Sr. VP/Rock CHRISTINE CHIAPPETTA and West Coast Sr. Dir./Adult LORI RISCHER.
Also in attendance were the group's US manager SCOOTER BRAUN, composer DIANE WARREN (wrote and produced "Rocket" for the new album), IDJMG singer/songwriter JOHN WEST, BILLBOARD Associate Publisher TOMMY PAGE, ASHLEY TABOR of GLOBAL MANAGEMENT/CAPITOL FM plus radio peeps MICHELLE BOROS from KAMP/LA and WHBQ/MEMPHIS' CHRIS TAYLOR and JOE MACK -- and ALL ACCESS Pres/Publisher JOEL DENVER, and Nat'l Top 40 Promo Dir ED BROWN.