It was a collaboration that fans wanted for years, but seemed impossible when Busted split in 2005. However, following a number of cameo performances ... Read moreat McFly gigs, it was announced that the two groups would join to form the ultimate pop supergroup - McBusted!
Matt Willis and James Bourne are representing Busted (no Charlie), whilst all four of the McFly boys (Tom, Danny, Harry and Dougie) are present and correct. Both groups have produced some of the catchiest and well known pop hits of the past decade. Some of Busted’s biggest hits include Year 3000, What I Go to School For, and Sleeping With the Light ON, whilst McFly have had a string of big hits, including 5 Colours in Her Hair, Obviously, Star Girl and Shine a Light.
Although initially coy about recording new material, McBusted have since revealed that they are in the process of writing and recording an album together, and it’s very likely that some of those songs could feature in their live shows.
Unsurprisingly, the reaction from fans has been crazy and many of the tickets for their concerts were snapped up in minutes. However, there are still plenty left and you can buy them here at Gigantic. Check below for all the available McBusted tour dates and buy your concert tickets now; they’re still selling fast and this could well be a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans of the two bands.
McFly and Busted have joined forces to form super-group McBusted.
The two bands announced the collaboration at a press conference in London on Monday morning, and are set to head out on tour next year.
James Bourne and Matt Willis will represent Busted, while all the McFly boys, Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd, will take part.
McBusted already has a Twitter account with 11,000 followers and a recent post said: 'Huge announcement ... McFly & Busted are coming together for a tour in April 2014.'
The two bands previously teamed up at McFly's 10th anniversary show in September, when Busted joined the boys on stage at London's Royal Albert Hall.
The musicians performed the classic Busted hits Year 3000 and Air Hostess, before playing McFly's Shine A Light.
“We’re just a group of mates going on tour,” said Harry.
When pushed as to whether they’d work on original music as well as the tour, the band hinted they could end up collaborating on new material while on the road.
“Now we’re just doing the tour. But if we come up with something we’d love to release it. We’re just excited about touring right now,” said James.
Of their new name, McBusted, the boys joked it was the “best of a band bunch”. In fact, Matt recalled how the name was usually used in an attempt to insult the bands — as though the two were interchangeable.
Not that the boys mind. “We’ve been playing Busted songs in sound check for years,” said McFly's Tom (briefly a member of Busted in the beginning), adding “This has basically been my ten year audition to get into Busted!”
Together Busted and McFly have sold 15 million records worldwide and chalked up 14 number ones, 20 top 3 singles and 27 top ten singles.
McBusted will kick off their live dates on Friday, April 18 at Glasgow's SSE Hydro, the first of 11 live shows.
Simpson quit Busted in 2004 to form rock band Fightstar and is currently pursuing a solo career. Since leaving the pop group, Simpson has sought to distance himself from Busted.
McFly frontman Tom previously admitted he was blown away by the reaction the band's previous live collaboration received.
Fletcher said: "We had an amazing time performing with Busted on stage. It was so much fun. We didn't expect the kind of reaction we got."
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