The Wanted have apologised for causing a mass blackout after an electrical transformer blew while shooting their promo music video for Chasing The Sun in Los Angeles.

The five-piece group, which consists of Max George, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes and Irish member Siva Kaneswaran, took it upon themselves to personally apologise to the Los Angeles neighbourhood.

A source told The Sun: "The lads went from door to door saying sorry to most of those whose nights had been ruined.

"It was funny in a way but a load of the neighbours were ready to punch them – it was just the lads’ manners that saved the day."

Chasing The Sun has been chosen as a lead track for the new Ice Age film, Ice Age: Continental Drift, which will be released this summer.

The Wanted are currently preparing to perform at this weekend's Billboard Awards, which will also feature performances from Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.