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Want tickets to Busted's 2023 reunion UK tour dates? Here's everything you need to know
- Tamara McWilliam
- 27 March 2023
The 'Crashed The Wedding' icons will headline venues in Plymouth, Cardiff, Swansea and more as part of the reunion and greatest hits tour
If you can believe it, we're 20 years closer to the year 3000. Last week British rock legends Busted announced their reunion and greatest hits tour to celebrate. The award-winning trio made up of Matt Willis, James Bourne and Charlie Simpson took to social media to drop multiple hints of their (second) reformation two decades after they burst onto the pop rock scene.
To help you nab tickets, we've whipped up this handy guide. Read on to find out when and where Busted is playing, when tickets go on sale, what presales are available, who'll support them on the tour, what their latest release is, and more. To receive an email reminder 30 minutes before tickets go on sale, click the 'I'd love a reminder' button at the bottom of this article.
Where and when will Busted be performing in the UK?
The comeback tour will hit a huge list of venues across the country throughout September this year. Included in the 15-date trek are stops at the Swansea Arena, Birmingham's Utilita Arena, The O2 in London, Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena and the OVO Hydro in Glasgow.
Here's a full list of Busted's 2023 UK tour dates:
Saturday 2 September – Pavilions, Plymouth
Sunday 3 September – CIA, Cardiff
Tuesday 5 September – Swansea Arena
Wednesday 6 September – BIC, Bournemouth
Thursday 7 September – Brighton Centre
Saturday 9 September – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Sunday 10 September – O2 Arena, London
Tuesday 12 September – Bridlington Spa
Friday 15 September – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Saturday 16 September – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
Sunday 17 September – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Tuesday 19 September – P&J Live, Aberdeen
Wednesday 20 September – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
Friday 22 September – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Sunday 24 September – AO Arena, Manchester
When do tickets for Busted go on sale?
Tickets for the Busted tour go on sale at 9am on Friday 31 March.
Where can I buy tickets for the Busted tour?
How much will tickets for the gigs cost?
It's yet to be announced how much tickets for Busted will cost but we'll update this section as soon as we know.
Who'll be supporting Busted on tour?
Oklahoma pop rock trio Hanson will join Busted on the road for all tour dates from Saturday 9 September. The Grammy-nominated group have sold over 16 million records since their launch in the early 90's, with their best-loved hit being the 1997 track 'MMMBop'. Last summer they released their latest record Red Green Blue which includes three mini-albums, one written by each brother.
Two other pop trios, New Hope Club and The Tyne, have also been recruited to provide support throughout the tour (we're starting to sense a theme here…). While New Hope Club have been resting up after a headline tour of their own last summer and the release of their debut album in 2020, the arena shows will be great exposure for emerging punk rockers The Tyne.
What'll be on Busted's setlist?
Well, we can expect that the reunion and greatest hits tour will do exactly what it says on the tin. It'll showcase all of Busted's best-loved tracks from throughout their 20-year career which earned them two multi-platinum records and a legacy as one of the most iconic British rock bands to come from the early 2000's.
Concert-goers can expect to rock out to nostalgic hits such as their 2002 debut single 'What I Go To School For' and other hits from their first self-titled studio album such as 'Year 3000' and their very first number-one track 'You Said No'. It wouldn't be a greates hits tour without the most memorable tracks from their 2003 sophomore record A Present For Everyone, 'Air Hostess' and 'Crashed The Wedding'. The album came just before their split in 2004 and earned them two BRIT Awards.
Revisit eternal hit 'Year 3000'
What was Busted's last release?
Since their reunion in 2015, the group have released two studio albums. Night Driver came out in 2016, supported by a 13-date arena tour which sold out in one hour and their fourth and latest album Half Way There arrived in 2019.
They've also announced a new track 'Loser Kid' featuring Canadian rockers and 'I'm Just A Kid' icons Simple Plan. The release date for the song is yet to be announced but it's available to pre-save now.
How can I guarantee that I'll get tickets?
There are a few effective ways to increase the odds of getting your hands on tickets for Busted this Friday: don't refresh your browser when you're in the queue, log into your preferred ticketing provider ahead of time, stay patient and make sure you're using a steady internet connection. To receive a reminder 30 minutes before tickets go on sale, click the 'I'd love a reminder' button at the bottom of this article.
Tickets for Busted go on sale at 9am on Friday 31 March.