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Charlie Simpson reunites with Busted for 2016 tour

The original line-up are back together and recording new material.

Credit: Busted

Charlie Simpson has rejoined Busted and the trio have announced a UK tour for 2016.

It’s been 12 years since the trio last performed together and Charlie left the band to start rock band Fightstar. In the years since then the band has rubbished rumours of a reunion and Matt Willis and James Bourne joined forces with McFly for supergroup McBusted.

“A year ago James and I got together and just started hanging out … and it felt really different, somehow, to how it had ten years ago. And the idea crept into my head after all that time apart: what would Busted look like today?” explains Charlie Simpson.

“For me, there’s a huge sense of unfinished business… I always thought in my heart we’d do Busted again, but that it was just a matter of when and how,” adds Matt Willis.

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The tour will kick off on 11th May 2016 in London before touring around the country. The band will perform their hits including What I Go to School For, Crashed the Wedding, You Said No, Air Hostess and Year 300.

Busted are also working on brand new material. The full list of dates are:

Wed 11th – The SSE Wembley Arena, London
Sat 14th – The SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow
Sun 15th – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Tues 17th – Sheffield Arena
Weds 18th – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
Fri 20th – Genting Arena, Birmingham
Sat 21st – Manchester Arena
Sun 22nd – Echo Arena, Liverpool
Tues 24th – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Weds 25th – BIC, Bournemouth
Sat 28th – The O2, London
Mon 30th – The SSE Arena, Belfast
Tues 31st – 3Arena, Dublin

Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 13th November (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from

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