Busted confirm comeback reunion tour
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Stay calm. STAY CALM. It's happening - after 20 years, Busted are officially coming back.
Following their split in 2005, some fans of the noughties boyband might have been left thinking that they really would have to wait until the Year 3000 to be in with a chance to hear some of their favourite tracks again.
The group returned briefly with a slightly new sound in 2017 as they released their album Night Driver, but now Charlie Simpson, James Bourne and Matt Willis have announced the news that will revert fully grown adults back to their childhood selves: they're heading out on a reunion tour to play their greatest hits.
The trio previously reunited along with friends McFly for the McBusted tour in 2014, but they announced the news that the original band is getting back together with a video shared on Instagram.
The clip showed James admitting that while 'a decade is a long time, two decades is an even longer time', while Matt acknowledged that despite things going 'really really well' during their initial rise to fame, before they knew it it was 'over'.
"So many people would never have thought Busted would have lasted [20 years]," Matt said, while Charlie added that the comeback tour was 'about celebrating what Busted meant to the fans'.
Kicking off in September, the tour will feature special guests Hanson and is set to travel across the UK, hitting Wales, Birmingham, London, Manchester and Scotland.
As well as the tour, Busted are also set to release a 15-track album featuring reworkings of their classic tracks. The first single, which will be released on 14 April, will see the band rework their song 'Loser Kid' with the help of Simple Plan.
"We can’t wait to see you," the band wrote alongside their announcement video.
Tickets for the 20th Anniversary Greatest Hits tour are set to go on sale at 9am on 31 March, though fans who sign up to Busted’s mailing list will receive pre-sale access from 9am on 29 March.
It comes after the band jumped into the spotlight with their debut release, simply called Busted, in September 2002. They quickly racked four UK Number 1 singles with 'You Said No', 'Crashed the Wedding', 'Who's David' and double the A-side 'Thunderbirds/3AM'.
The individual members didn't slow down following their split in 2005, with all three releasing tracks of their own, but I think most fans would agree that it's definitely time for them to bring their talents back together.