Busted have reformed and announced 2016 tour


Millennial kids, rejoice! Busted are BACK.

The day our younger selves thought would never arrive is here, as Charlie Simpson is now back in tow alongside James Bourne and Matt Willis. The trio have already started recording new songs, and have announced their first tour in 12 years.

Simpson left Busted in late 2004, with the band ultimately ending in January of 2005. Simpson went on to front the alternative rock band Fightstar, as well as embarking on a solo career. Meanwhile, Willis and Bourne also embarked on solo careers, but more recently joined forces with McFly to create the supergroup McBusted for an album and tour.

Busted will be touring the length and breath of the UK in May 2016, stopping off at venues in London, Manchester and Bournemouth. Full details of the tour are as follows:


The band first hit the scene in 2002.

11th May – London, The SSE Wembley Arena
14th May – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro Arena
15th May – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
17th May – Sheffield, Arena
18th May – Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
20th May – Birmingham, Genting Arena
21st May – Manchester, Arena
22nd May – Liverpool, Echo Arena, Liverpool
24th May – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
25th May – Bournemouth, BIC
28th May – London, The O2
30th May – Belfast, The SSE Arena
31st May – Dublin, 3Arena

Since Busted’s split, Simpson has previously made it clear that he had no plans of reforming Busted with Willis and Bourne, citing that being in Busted was “like torture.” He now seems to have changed his mind, however after beginning to hang out with Bourne again after “six or seven years without contact,” wondering “what would Busted look like today?”

Busted released two albums in the early noughties; their 2002 self-titled debut and A Present For Everything in 2003. Both reached No.2 in the charts and went onto to becoming four-time platinum records.

Tickets for the trio’s tour will go on sale this Friday (13th November) at 9am. Give yourself a nostalgia kick with Busted’s seminal hit ‘Year 3000’ below.


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