Notts & Sheffield: Busted back together and back on tour for the first time in 12 years

Busted have live arena dates at Nottingham and Sheffield next year
Busted have live arena dates at Nottingham and Sheffield next year

Busted are back and are going on tour again next year.

And they will be at Sheffield Arena on May 17 and Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena a day later on May 18.

With five million record sales, four number one singles to their name, two BRIT Awards and a Record of the Year Award, Busted were one of the biggest home-grown pop acts of the 21st Century.

And now the original line-up of Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis and James Bourne will be playing together for the first time in 12 years.

And the lads admit they cannot wait to get out there again.

“A year ago James and I got together and just started hanging out and it felt really different, somehow, to how it had 10 years ago,” said Charlie.

“And the idea crept into my head after all that time apart, what would Busted look like today?”

It’s the reunion they said could never happen - even the members themselves have admitted it.

But now Busted are back on the road and working on the first new material from the band since 2004.

“For me, there’s a huge sense of unfinished business,” continued Matt.

“I always thought in my heart we’d do Busted again, but that it was just a matter of when and how.”

“We’ve done this crazy, exciting, adventurous, scenic route back to being Busted,” added James.

“And now we’re here, we’re all super-re-energised.”

Tickets for their Sheffield gig are £41.25 and £45.65 and available now on 0114 2565656 or online at www.sheffieldarena.co.uk

Tickets for Nottingham are £42 and £46.48 on 0843 3733000 or www.capitalfmarena.com/online/busted