Busted tour 2023: How to get tickets for iconic boyband’s big reunion in UK
Busted have announced that they are reuniting for a 15-show reunion tour and a new album to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
The iconic boyband, comprising of Charlie Simpson, James Bourne and Matt Willis, will return to the stage as a trio, 18 years after they announced their split.
James told The Sun: ‘It’s out of this world that we get to do this and we couldn’t be more excited about it. It’s going to be wicked.’
Matt added: ‘Now it feels like it’s meant to feel. It’s like the very beginning all over again. Right now it feels like it’s barely even begun.’
So, as Busted fans prepared to reunite with the pop group after a lengthy absence, here’s everything you need to know about their comeback…
Blast from the past: Busted have announced that they are reuniting for a 15-show reunion tour and a new album to celebrate their 20th anniversary
How to get tickets
Busted fans won’t have long to wait until they can get their hands on tickets to see their favourite band back in action.
Tickets are set to go on sale at 9am on Friday, March 31, but if fans sign up to Busted’s mailing list, they’ll get exclusive access to a pre-sale from 9am on March 29.
What are the dates?
Busted will kick off their reunion tour in September at Pavilions in Plymouth, and will play shows in cities including Swansea, Bournemouth, Brighton, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester.
The band will also play a show at London’s O2 Arena on September 10.
The final show will take place at Manchester’s AO Arena on September 24.
Iconic: The iconic boyband, c omprising of Charlie Simpson, James Bourne and Matt Willis , will return to the stage as a trio , 18 years after they announced their split (pictured in 2002)
When was the last Busted tour?
Busted last toured the UK in 2019 with their Half Way There tour, to promote their album of the same name.
Before that the band toured together in 2016 and 2017, their first shows together since they announced their split in 2005.
In 2013, Matt and James joined forces with McFly to perform the megaband McBusted, and performed four shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The group then went onto tour together in 2014, and released the single Air Guitar.
Busted had hinted at a possible comeback date to mark their 20th anniversary.
Posting a cryptic video to the band’s Instagram page, the trio captioned the post: ’23/03/23 #Busted20′.
The short clip sees a Busted cassette being put into an old TV. The screen then goes fuzzy and flashes to the band’s logo.
The Busted account also changed their Twitter banner to a static noise background, overlayed by an outline of the band and the cryptic date.
There had plenty of rumours about the band’s reunion, particularly after band member Charlie hinted it could be on the cards this year.
The rocker admitted while he is ‘sworn to secrecy’ about the project, there ‘may be some plans’ underway.
The pop punk trio first split in 2005, before reforming for an arena tour in the UK and Ireland in 2016.
Charlie also appeared on both Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, and ITV daytime show Lorraine to chat about his The Masked Singer win.
First, while on the radio, Charlie was asked if there were plans for a Busted anniversary tour or album, to which he admitted: ‘Oh! It might be coming,’ but swiftly added: ‘If it was coming I would be sworn to secrecy again.’