Busted announce huge 20th anniversary arena tour, including Leeds date

The year 3000 is here.

Busted have announced a massive new arena tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary and greatest hits.

The comeback tour was officially announced this morning after the trio had teased some big news yesterday, sending their fans into a tailspin.

Busted’s new tour will take them across the UK this September, including a night at the First Direct Arena on Sunday 17 September.

The group, consisting of James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson, formed back in 2000 and dominated the charts with songs like Year 3000, Air Hostess, and What I Go To School For.

They released two studio albums before splitting in 2005 when drummer Charlie left to focus on rock band Fightstar.

And although Busted did return with two more albums (Night Driver and Halfway There), this latest arena tour announcement has sent fans wild.

Joining Busted on the 20th Anniversary and Greatest Hits Tour will be fellow boyband royalty Hanson, as well as New Hope Club and The Tyne.

The boys will also release a 15-track album featuring new recordings of their biggest hits, including a new version of Loser Kid with Simple Plan.

In a nostalgic video trailer released this morning, Charlie said: “It’s about celebrating what Busted meant to the fans and it’s about us being able to go out and share that experience with them.”

Frontman Matt added: “I think at the end of the day we just wanna go out and play really f**king cool shows. That’s what I really wanna do.”

Reacting to the announcement, one person wrote: “Not to be dramatic but I’ve waited my whole bloody life for this.”

Another said: “Heart palpitations obsessed as a 8 year old, cried to my local radio when you broke up now 27 with three kids down the line still obsessed still tempted to ring the local radio crying.”

Tickets will go on sale on Friday 31 March.

Busted 20th Anniversary and Greatest Hits tour dates

September 2 – Plymouth, Pavilions
September 3 – Cardiff, International Arena
September 5 – Swansea, Arena
September 6 – Bournemouth, BIC
September 7 – Brighton, Centre
September 9 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
September 10 – London, The O2
September 12 – Bridlington, Spa
September 15 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
September 16 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
September 17 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
September 19 – Aberdeen, P&J Live
September 20 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
September 22 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
September 24 – Manchester, AO Arena

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