The announcement was made via their website on Wednesday, but it did stress to fans they will continue as a five-piece in the future.
Revealing the release of The Wanted's new single Glow In The Dark, taken from their latest album Word of Mouth, the statement said they were "very excited" to perform the track for their fans on their new tour.
It added: "This tour will be their last for a while as Tom, Max, Jay, Siva and Nathan have collectively decided to take time to pursue personal endeavours following the tour's conclusion.
"The band wants to stress to their fans that they will continue on as The Wanted and look forward to many successful projects together in the future.
"They thank their fans for their continued love and support and look forward to seeing them on tour."
Following the announcement fans immediately took to social networking sites to voice their concerns that the band would be splitting up for good.
One fan wrote on Twitter: "I really hope that The Wanted will take just a little break and not break up...they're the best boyband ever."
Another added: "Whether The Wanted is splitting up or just taking a break doesn't make it less upsetting for their fans."
The Wanted are due to begin their Word Of Mouth tour next month, which includes at date at Belfast's Odyssey Arena on Tuesday 25 March.