UK Pop Rock bands Busted and McFly have announced they will join forces for a comeback tour.
The combined supergroup will be called McBusted, and will see the bands make eleven stops at arenas around the UK, including the O2 Arena in London.
The idea first came about after a series of special concerts McFly held at the Royal Albert Hall earlier this year for the band’s 10th anniversary. Busted made a few special appearances at the shows, which saw the groups combine to perform some of their greatest hits. Now, they’re extending that cameo into a full show, with the supergroup performing their greatest hits along with what is rumored to be some original material.
Each member of the supergroup have a strong roster of writing credits to their name, with some writing for the the next generation of British boy bands, including the likes of One Direction and The Wanted.
All of the original band members of McFly; Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter, and Harry Judd will be represented while just two of busted’s trio; James Bourne and Matt Willis, will be in attendance. Charlie Simpson, Busted’s original front-man will not join the group, but wished his former band-mates the best, tweeting: “Just wanted to say that though I am not joining @mattjwillis and @JamesBourne on their new venture, I wish them all the very best with it!”
Busted’s self-titled debut album peaked at No.2 in the UK charts, went 3x Platinum in the UK, and started a strong career which saw another Platinum selling studio album and eight top-3 charting singles. The band broke up in 2005 after Charlie Simpson left the band to start the band Fightstar, which had a heavier sound which interested Simpson much more than Busted’s pop-rock styling.
McBusted 2014 Tour Dates:
April 18 – Glasgow (SSE Hydro)
April 19 – Liverpool (Echo Arena)
April 21 – Bournemouth (Bournemouth International Centre)
April 25 – London (The O2 Arena)
April 28 – Newcastle (Metro Radio Arena)
April 29 – Nottingham (Capital FM Arena)
April 30 – Leeds (First Direct Arena)
May 3 – Birmingham (LG Arena)
May 4 – Sheffield (Motorpoint Arena)
May 6 – Cardiff (Motorpoint Arena)
May 9 – Manchester (Phones4U Arena)