Busted perform ‘Year 3000’ on CD:UK in 2003
Busted have become a legendary band over the years, and 2023 marks 20 years since their introduction as the first-ever real British pop-punk trio. To mark the occasion, Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis and James Bourne are getting back together to celebrate their continued success and their music, as well as tour the country. It’s no surprise their comeback is such a big deal, considering Busted have sold more than 2.4 million records worldwide, as well as 1.8 million singles in the UK.
To coincide with their triumphant return, Busted are hitting the road once again to play some of the biggest venues around the UK throughout September 2023 on a “greatest hits tour”. Not only are they making appearances in London and Birmingham, but they are also venturing to Glasgow, Manchester and Cardiff as well.
Tickets for Busted’s 20th anniversary comeback tour are on sale now, and most of the dates are sold out. As a result, the rockers have just announced TWO more dates for their tour: One in Nottingham and another in London’s O2 Arena – but they will surely sell out quickly, so act fast.
When do Busted tickets come out?
Tickets for Busted’s NEW tour dates are on sale now, Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Tickets will be available at a number of retailers.
These new Busted tickets will be available from Ticketmaster. You can go straight to the ticket-buying page by clicking this link. Ticketmaster will likely have most of the available tickets for Busted’s comeback tour around the country, so they could be your best bet of securing your spot in the tour.
Live Nation also seems to have a limited number of tickets at some venues. You head straight to buying Busted tickets by clicking here. At the time of writing, only some of the tour’s venues are listed there, however, so not every night of entertainment may be available.
It is imperative that, once you’re in the digital queue for your tickets, you do not refresh or move away from the web page in any way. Otherwise, you’ll jeopardise your spot and potentially lose your tickets. It would also be wise to sign into your ticket-selling website’s account and load in your credit or debit card details first. This way, you can have a quick and secure checkout experience without worrying about where your card may be hidden.
When do Busted presale tickets come out?
Before Busted’s general onsale tickets were released, they held a number of presale events.
The first presale event for Busted’s UK tour went on sale on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 9am.
This early access sale was also a good chance to secure tickets to some of the bigger venues throughout the tour (such as London’s O2 Arena and Newcastle’s Utilita Arena) as they are likely to sell out much faster.
However, there was a catch. In order to be eligible for Busted’s comeback tour shows, fans needed to sign up to the band’s mailing list HERE. After subscribing to the mailing list and confirming your identity, fans received a presale code.
The second batch of presale tickets for Busted’s UK tour went on sale Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 9am.
This presale event was strictly venue presale tickets only – which meant you could only get them from venues that were participating in a presale event (and not every venue was).
Check if your venue of choice held a presale event by clicking this link and going through the process to buy tickets.
Busted’s tour kicks off in September
Busted’s 20th anniversary greatest hits tour dates – FULL LIST
- 2nd – Plymouth, Pavilions – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 3rd – Cardiff, International Arena – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 5th – Swansea, Arena – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 6th – Bournemouth, BIC – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 7th – Brighton, Centre – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 9th – Birmingham, Utilita Arena – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 10th – London, The O2 – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 12th – Bridlington, Spa – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 15th – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 16th – Newcastle, Utilita Arena – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 17th – Leeds, First Direct Arena – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 19th – Aberdeen, P&J Live – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 20th – Glasgow, OVO Hydro – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 22nd – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 24th – Manchester, AO Arena – BUY TICKETS HERE
- 26th – Cardiff, International Arena
- 27th – London, The O2
- 30th – Manchester, AO Arena
- 1st – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
- 4th – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena [NEW DATE]
- 10th – London, The O2 [NEW DATE]
Who is supporting Busted on their comeback tour?
Busted have announced they will be supported by two massive artists throughout their UK tour taking place this Autumn.
Throughout the string of September shows, Busted will be joined by special guests Hanson, who are best known for the iconic song MMMBop, as well as Where’s The Love. The Tulsa, Oklahoma band are made up of brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson, and will no doubt usher fans into a wonderful night of excitement.
Busted are also being joined on the expansive tour by the bright young stars New Hope Club. The young British boyband have quite a large following online, but are relatively new to the music industry, having only formed back in 2015 – but have since earned more than 2 billion streams on Spotify. Their poppy and thrilling hits are sure to fit right into Busted’s incredible tour.
Busted are also working with a slew of other artists on their upcoming re-releases of their classic songs.
Busted are back with their 20th anniversary tour
When are Busted releasing new music?
New music from Busted has not yet been announced – but the band have confirmed they’ll be dropping some exciting new re-releases of their classic songs.
At the moment, the only song confirmed to be coming out is the major hit Loser Kid. This time around, however, it will feature the Canadian pop-punkers Simple Plan. The new version of the track is due to be released on Friday, April 14, 2023.
The other songs being released by the band have not yet been confirmed, but Busted have revealed these tracks will see features from the likes of All Time Low, McFly and many more.
Where are Busted playing?
Busted are kicking off their 20th anniversary greatest hits tour on September 2, 2023, in Plymouth’s Pavilions venue.
From there, the band will journey through Wales, hitting Cardiff and Swansea, before returning to England to play Bournemouth, Brighton and Birmingham.
Matt, Charlie and James will eventually hit London, Nottingham and Newcastle before going through Scotland’s Aberdeen and Glasgow.
The final show of the tour (at the time of writing) is September 24th’s gig at Manchester’s AO Arena, finishing their 15-date tour.