Celeb Buzz: The British pop group McFly is a big-deal success in their native country—Billboard.com notes. 17 top 10 singles and six top 20 albums since 2004—but most Americans don’t have a clue about the handsome quartet of “cheeky lads.” That will change in September when McFly wings it to the U.S. for two intimate concerts on opposite sides of the country.
McFly has never toured these shores and has released just one album here, the compilation CD Just My Luck, a promotional tie-in to the Lindsay Lohan film of the same name that also featured the group in a cameo.
Co-lead singer and guitarist Tom Fletcher said the lads have been wanting to come to the United States “for years and years and years. But we’ve just never had the opportunity, or something else has come up.”
“We have some fans in America that have been fans for like eight or nine years—right from the beginning—so much so that they fly over to see us in the U.K. It’s amazing that they are so dedicated. So I think we owe it to them to come over.”
Fletcher said the plan was to begin recording McFly’s sixth album this summer, so American fans might just get a tease of their new material.
Look for them at the Roxy in Los Angeles on September 10, and the Gramercy Theatre in New York City later that week, Sept. 13. Ardent fans on Twitter can also keep up with the latest news using the #McFlyUSA hashtag.
CLICK HERE for “Bring McFly to The USA” Facebook campaign.
CLICK HERE for the announcement by the group on YouTube. The clip had racked up more than 14,700 views at post time.