Busted Celebrate Their 20th Anniversary with Major UK Arena Tour
JOINED BY SPECIAL GUESTS HANSON AND NEW HOPE CLUB
THIS YEAR WILL SEE RE-WORKS OF ALL THEIR CLASSIC TRACKS RELEASED FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDING SIMPLE PLAN, ALL TIME LOW, MCFLY & MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
FIRST TRACK ‘LOSER KID’ FEATURING SIMPLE PLAN TO BE RELEASED ON FRIDAY 14TH APRIL
Impossible though it may seem, it’s been twenty years since Busted bounced into the charts with the irrepressible pop-punk energy of their debut single ‘What I Go To School For’. It kickstarted a succession of hits for the trio, including the #1 smashes ‘Crashed The Wedding’,‘Who’s David’, ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’,‘You Said No’ and the Top 3 singles ‘Year 3000’, ‘Air Hostess’and ‘Sleeping WIth The Light On’.
Now Busted celebrate their 20th anniversary by announcing details of a major UK arena tour with a date at Aberdeen’s P&J Live on Tuesday 19th September 2023, alongside a series of new versions of fifteen of their classic hits to be released in the build-up, with some very special guests.
The tour will see the original much-loved trio - James Bourne, Charlie Simpson and Matt Willis - play their hits and fan-favourites to a combined audience of 150,000 people over the course of fifteen shows this September. Supporting Busted will be the iconic Hanson for all the shows from Birmingham onwards. The pop trio brothers are behind hits including the number 1 smash ‘MMMBop’, ‘Where’s The Love’, ‘I Will Come To You’ and ‘Penny & Me’. The line-up will also feature New Hope Club, who scored a Top 5 hit with their self-titled debut album and have since exceeded 2 billion streams.
The first track to launch the 20th anniversary celebrations will be a new version of Busted’s song ‘Loser Kid’ featuring Simple Plan, which will be released on April 14th. Loser Kid featured as the final track on their self-titled debut album and was co-written by Bourne, Simpson and Willis.
Busted’s many successes spread far beyond the singles charts. Three of their four studio albums also peaked at #2, with 4.5 million sales leading to eight Platinum certifications as well as a total of 25 weeks in the Top 10 and two 5x Platinum selling albums. They have won two BRIT Awards - Best Pop Act and Best British Breakthrough - while multiple sold-out arena tours have seen them sell more than 2 million tickets.
Louise Stewart, Interim Managing Director at P&J Live, said: “We are ready for one of the biggest comebacks of the year! It’s been 20 years since Busted jumped into our lives with their spikey, windswept hair, baggy skate shorts and absolute punk-pop classics.
“We have our air guitar moves on standby, this will be a show you won’t want to miss.”
Busted’s 20th anniversary tour follows Charlie Simpson’s recent triumph as the winner of 2023’s ’The Masked Singer’, adding to his other projects which have included four solo albums and four albums with the rock band Fightstar. James Bourne is a renowned songwriter, with credits including McFly, The Jonas Brothers, 5 Seconds of Summer and The Vamps, as well as his band Son of Dork and two recent solo albums ‘Safe Journey Home’ (2020) and ‘Sugar Beach’ (2022). After releasing his debut solo album, Matt Willis famously won ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’ leading to a successful television career as well as acting roles which have included the recent West End hit ‘2:22 A Ghost Story’.
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APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
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There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.
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