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McFly: 'We owe it to our American fans to come over'

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McFly have revealed plans to follow in the footsteps of One Direction and The Wanted and play a series of "small shows" for their fans in America.

The group hope to record their sixth studio album in June and head to the US in September for a few targeted concerts, Billboard reports.

McFly have never toured America in the seven years they have been together and have released one American album Just My Luck, which coincided with the film of the same name in which they starred with Lindsay Lohan.

Singer Tom Fletcher said: "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 UK.

"It's amazing that they are so dedicated. So I think we owe it to them to come over."

McFly - featuring Fletcher, Danny Jones, Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter - have had 17 Top 10 singles and six Top 20 albums in the British charts.

On their current 'Keep Calm and Play Louder Tour' in the UK, the band have been previewing new material for their next album - including the track 'Red', which has received a strong reaction from the crowd.



"I'm surprised that fans latched onto that one really, because it's very different from our normal kind of songs," Fletcher said.

"And it doesn't really have a big, catchy sing-a-long type chorus. It's quite a progressive song for us."

The sixth album will be fully self-produced by the band after 2010's Above The Noise collaboration with Dallas Austin.

"It will be the first album where it's 100% exactly how we envision the album to be," Fletcher explained.

"It doesn't feel like a shift in direction like the last album. It doesn't feel like a conscious change. It just feels like a very natural progression. It feels like what we should be doing."

The 'Keep Calm and Play Louder Tour' ends on April 21 at the O2 Apollo in Manchester.

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