The boys took to Twitter, teasing: "Announcing some big news today... stay tuned..."
Later they spread the word: "And now for our big news...we are excited to announce we will be performing on American Idol on 5th of April!! #TheWantedOnIdol"
'American Idol' just got 1,000 times more interesting to watch - at least on April 5!
Of course, the fan reaction blew up on Twitter, with hungry 'Wanted' followers sharing their congratulations to the band.
After all, an 'American Idol' performance is no small gig.
The Wanted also made another special announcement on Twitter this week - they'll be performing at one of the London 2012 Olympic Games concerts.
The band tweeted: "We're excited to announce a new MASSIVE UK gig thanks to #Coke at The Olympic Torch Relay celebrations at London's HYDE PARK on 26th July, the day before the opening ceremony! Tix onsale this Thurs 29th March at 9am here: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/coca-colacelebrations #TWOlympics"
If you're looking for even more news about The Wanted, band member Tom Parker took to Twitter to spill the news that the next single they're releasing will be 'Chasing the Sun,' coming out April 17.
In a recent MTV interview, Tom shared,"We've got a new one called 'Chasing the Sun,' which is gonna go out to radio soon, so look out for it. It's in the same vein as 'Glad You Came,' it's upbeat."
The Wanted also graces one of Billboard magazine's covers for their March 31 issue (One Direction has their own cover too).
Plus, they'll be hitting the 'Today Show' stage on April 24, the day their self-titled album debuts.
Busy, busy boys!
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