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It’s the reunion they said could never happen – even the members themselves have admitted it. But today Busted announce their return to the world of pop in 2016. Matt, James and Charlie are returning to the road with a full UK arena tour, and they are working on brand new Busted music for the first time since 2004.
“For me, there’s a huge sense of unfinished business… I always thought in my heart we’d do Busted again, but that it was just a matter of when and how,” said Matt Willis.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 will be their first show together in 12 years – and the first time in 12 years anyone will be able to see the three members play all their greatest hits together live – among them What I Go To School For, Crashed The Wedding, You Said No, Air Hostess and Year 3000.
For the gig, Busted will return to the home of their biggest triumph, the venue where anybody last saw them – Wembley Arena. It was here that they broke a record in 2004 by selling out an incredible 12 shows. And it’s here that they will make their long overdue comeback.
“We’ve done this crazy, exciting, adventurous, scenic route back to being Busted. And now we’re here, we’re all super-re-energised,” said James Bourne.
Charlie Simpson left the band at the height of their fame to form rock outfit Fightstar, but after years of no contact with his former bandmates, he buried the hatchet last year.
“A year ago James and I got together and just started hanging out… and it felt really different, somehow, to how it had ten years ago,” said Simpson. “And the idea crept into my head after all that time apart: what would Busted look like today?”
With an incredible five million record sales, two 4 x platinum albums and four No.1 singles to their name, a staggering 700,000 concert tickets sold in one year, two BRIT Awards and a Record of the Year Award, Busted are one of the biggest home-grown pop acts of the 21st century.
Busted? These boys are fixed, back and ready to shake up the pop world all over again.
MAY 2016 TOUR DATES:
WEDS 11TH THE SSE WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON
SAT 14TH THE SSE HYDRO ARENA, GLASGOW – WWW.GIGSINSCOTLAND.COM
SUN 15TH METRO RADIO ARENA, NEWCASTLE
TUES 17TH SHEFFIELD ARENA
WEDS 18TH CAPITAL FM ARENA, NOTTINGHAM
FRI 20TH GENTING ARENA, BIRMINGHAM
SAT 21ST MANCHESTER ARENA
SUN 22ND ECHO ARENA, LIVERPOOL
TUES 24TH MOTORPOINT ARENA, CARDIFF
WEDS 25TH BIC, BOURNEMOUTH
SAT 28TH THE O2, LONDON
MON 30TH THE SSE ARENA, BELFAST
TUES 31ST 3 ARENA, DUBLIN
Tickets go on sale via www.livenation.co.uk and www.gigsinscotland.com on Friday, 13 November at 9am.