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The Vamps' Connor Ball Skips Tokyo Show, Flies Home for Knee Surgery

The Vamps' Connor Ball Skips Tokyo Show, Flies Home for Knee Surgery

Brad Simpson of The Vamps takes a selfie with his fans while arriving at Narita International Airport on Monday (February 1) in Tokyo, Japan.

The 20-year-old singer was joined by his band mates James McVey and Tristan Evans.

Noticeably absent was Connor Ball, who had to abruptly fly home for knee surgery after suffering an injury.

“Sadly our main man @TheVampsCon twisted his knee on stage in Hong King and after seeing a doctor has been advised to fly home for surgery,” The Vamps wrote on Twitter. “He sends his apologies and love to you all! Hopefully he will make a speedy recovery. The three of us will still be playing shows and can’t wait to see you all there!”

Feel better, Connor!

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The Vamps Drop 'Kung Fu Fighting' Music Video Ahead of 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Release - Watch Now!

The Vamps Drop 'Kung Fu Fighting' Music Video Ahead of 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Release - Watch Now!

Brad Simpson happily gets a wash down from Mr. Ping in The Vamps‘ new “Kung Fu Fighting” music video for Kung Fu Panda 3!

The 20-year-old musician and his bandmates, James McVey, Connor Ball, and Tristan Evans, got a few lessons from the famed Dragon Warrior himself, Po, in the vid.

“As huge fans of Kung Fu Panda, we couldn’t be more excited to be part of Kung Fu Panda 3!” the band dished about being a part of the film.

They added, “It’s amazing that our own version of ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ will be heard everywhere around the world and it was an honour to be asked to put our spin on such an iconic song. Shooting the video was so much fun and we can’t wait for everyone to see it.”


The Vamps – “Kung Fu Fighting” Video

The Vamps Hit Up 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Premiere with Haley Tju

The Vamps Hit Up 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Premiere with Haley Tju

The Vamps walk the red carpet together for the premiere of Kung Fu Panda 3 held at TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday afternoon (January 16) in Hollywood.

The guys — Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball, and Tristan Evans — joined Bella and the Bulldogs actress Haley Tju at the star-studded event.

“Like a little kid this morning so excited, going to the premier of #KungFuPanda 3 ???? we may be the voices of some characters..” Connor wrote on Twitter ahead of the event.

If you don’t remember, The Vamps recorded a new version of “Kung Fu Fighting” for the flick! Listen to a sneak peek below!

Here’s a clip from our new video for Kung Fu Fighting which is released next week #KungFuPanda facebook.com/kungfupanda

Posted by The Vamps on Saturday, January 16, 2016

10+ pics inside of The Vamps and Haley Tju

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The Vamps' James McVey Thanks Fans for 2015, Looks Ahead at 2016

The Vamps' James McVey Thanks Fans for 2015, Looks Ahead at 2016

James McVey is saying goodbye to 2015 with a sort of love letter to his fans.

The 21-year-old Vamps musician took to Instagram to share an old photo of the band busking, in addition to a sweet message.

“For me, it’s important to remember your journey; very few are simply ‘successful’ over night,” James wrote. “For The Vamps, our fans were fundamental in the formation and development of the band- you guys helped spread the video of us busking above, watched and shared our covers, and even helped us find and pick Connor!”

He continued, “What I mean is, we had no ‘short cuts’. Due to this, whether we try and explore new areas of musical genre in later songs and albums, we will always attempt to please you with the songs we are writing and producing. This is because YOU deserve to appreciate the achievement of new music just as much as we do; we are in this together and have been from the start.”

“2016 poses a massive challenge for us all- I don’t know how it works with some of the other bands, but for us, anything we have achieved so far derives from extensive work (and that achievement so far is thanks to you just as much as us),” James added. “So, moving forward, we want to thank you for 2015, the best year so far, and look forward to a year of new places, faces and music. We will not forget how we started, because it is so important and makes ‘The Vamps, The Vamps‘.”

We can’t wait for new music in 2016!

The Vamps Listened to Taylor Swift's '1989' for Musical Inspiration

The Vamps Listened to Taylor Swift's '1989' for Musical Inspiration

The Vamps are smokin’ hot on the cover of Notion magazine’s 71st Issue!

The guys – Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball, and Tristan Evans – opened up to the glossy about their music, future, and more. Check it:

On their musical influences: We listened to Taylor Swift’s 1989, but also stuff like MGMT. We’ve been writing similar songs melodically, but incorporating different things too.

On taking a break: It’s been a year and a half, but that time seemed like so much less for us, because we’ve been working non-stop. We didn’t really have a break. I guess some bands wait years (between albums) but we did a song for a Disney movie in the meantime. It probably felt to the rest of the world that we were being really active but to us, we’d already wound down.

On living up to their boy band image: It’s quite humbling, really, because you put in a lot of time and effort to make the best music you can; you slave over it and then it’s a big push. A lot is at stake. For people to like it so much that they pay to see us on tour, it’s an amazing thing.

For more on The Vamps, visit NotionMagazine.com.

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The Vamps To Drop New Version Of 'Kung Fu Fighting' For 'Kung Fu Panda 3'!

The Vamps To Drop New Version Of 'Kung Fu Fighting' For 'Kung Fu Panda 3'!

JJJ is super excited you guys — The Vamps just announced they’ll be involved with Kung Fu Panda 3

The guys — Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball, and Tristan Evans — spoke to CapitalFM about teaming up with the movie to record a new version of “Kung Fu Fighting”!

“As huge fans of Kung Fu Panda, we couldn’t be more excited to be part of Kung Fu Panda 3!” the band dished. ”

They added, “It’s amazing that our own version of ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ will be heard everywhere around the world and it was an honour to be asked to put our spin on such an iconic song. Shooting the video was so much fun and we can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

Listen below!

The Vamps Cover 'Jingle Bells' for Awesomeness TV - Watch the Exclusive Video!

The Vamps Cover 'Jingle Bells' for Awesomeness TV - Watch the Exclusive Video!

The Vamps totally get us into the holiday spirit with their new cover of “Jingle Bells,” given exclusively to JustJaredJr.com!

The guys — Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball, and Tristan Evans — put their own fun twist on the classic Christmas tune for Awesomeness TV. Watch below!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of The Vamps

Meanwhile, The Vamps just revealed that they will be singing the title track for the upcoming Kung Fu Panda movie!

“Never thought 4 years ago I’d be able to say that we have recorded the title track for the new #KungFuPanda @20CenturyFoxUK more news soon,” Connor tweeted.


The Vamp – “Jingle Bells”

The Vamps' James McVey Reveals What He Wishes He Could Tell Girls - Watch Now!

The Vamps' James McVey Reveals What He Wishes He Could Tell Girls - Watch Now!

Just in case you needed another reason to love James McVey, he just released the most swoon-worthy vlog on his YouTube channel.

The 21-year-old Vamps member tackled things he wish he could tell girls.

James covered everything from how they do their makeup to what they order on a date. Watch below!

“Following on from my most viewed video… here is ‘What I Wish I Could Say To Girls’… :) Hope you like it it!” he tweeted.

And in case you missed it, check out our recent interview with James about his new vlog!


James McVey – “What I Wish I Could Say to Girls”
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