Busted tease comeback for 20th anniversary as fans go wild over cryptic video
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Grab your old school uniforms, spiky hair gel and air guitars because Busted have just teased a big announcement and fans are losing it.
The pop punk group, who celebrated the 20th anniversary of their first single ‘What I Go to school For’ in September last year, have now updated all their social media banners with a cryptic video and message.
The seven-second teaser will instantly remind fans of the year 2002 as it shows someone putting an old VHS tape (remember those?) into a TV set. After a few seconds of static on screen, the familiar Busted logo appears.
The band's social media channels shared the date 23 March – which is tomorrow – teasing that they are preparing to announce their comeback.
The post also includes a link to the band’s website which doesn’t reveal much just yet however fans will be greeted with a #Busted20 hashtag with the option to sign up to a newsletter to be the first to hear about their announcement.
The band took over the airwaves, TV stations and teen hearts with the release of their school-themed first single and video two decades ago. We can’t believe it’s already been 20 years since the band released their debut album with early 00s classics like ‘Air Hostess’ and ‘Year 3000’ (which, despite popular belief, is not originally sung by the Jonas Brothers).
Fans are already preparing to immerse themselves into full Busted nostalgia mode judging by the excited reactions.
“I reckon it’s a new album and tour @Busted,” one Twitter user predicted.
Another fan confessed: “Well. Guess I’m going back into my busted phase. Time to put the posters back on the wall.”
A third follower gushed: “Omg I can’t breathe guys I hope this is a tour.”
A rather honest Twitter user posted: “New music would be amazing, an album would be epic and a tour would be a highlight but please wait to tour till next year as I'm skint and it's hard to get time off work.”
The excitement continued on social media, as one fan said: “I am so hyped for this, can't wait it's going to be amazing!!!”
And someone else joked: “Let me make this my personality again for the next few days.”
Charlie Simpson, James Bourne and Matt Willis, formed Busted in 2000 in Southend-on-Sea and according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), they have been certified for 2.4 million album sales and 1.8 million singles sales in the UK.
The UK's favourite wedding crashers broke up in 2005 before Bourne and Willis linked up with McFly to form a supergroup called McBusted. Simpson rejoined the band in 2015 and they released a new albums in 2016 and 2019.