McFly and Busted form super-group

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 November 2013
McBusted at press conference

McBusted at press conference

McFly and Busted have teamed up to form a super-group, McBusted, and they will be heading out on tour next year

McFly and Busted have joined forces to form super-group McBusted.

The two bands announced the collaboration at a press conference in London this morning (11.11.13) and are set to head out on tour next year.

James Bourne and Matt Willis will represent Busted - original lead singer Charlie Simpson will not be part of tour - 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'.

The press conference was hosted by Matt's wife Emma Willis, who could barely contain her excitement when she introduced the guys.

McBusted will kick off their live dates on Friday, April 18 at Glasgow's SSE Hydro, the first of 11 live shows.

Charlie quit Busted in 2004 to form rock band Fightstar and is currently pursuing a solo career. Since leaving the pop group, Charlie 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.

Tom 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."

McBusted 2014 tour dates:

April 2014:

Friday 18 - Glasgow, SSE Hydro

Saturday 19 - Liverpool, Echo Arena

Monday 21 - Bournemouth, BIC

Friday 25 - London, The O2

Monday 28 - Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena

Tuesday 29 - Nottingham, Capital FM Arena

Wednesday 30 - Leeds, First Direct Arena

May 2014:

Saturday 3 - Birmingham, LG Arena

Sunday 4 - Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena

Tuesday 6 - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

Friday 9 - Manchester, Phones 4U Arena


Fans of early-noughties fresh-faced pop punk – hold onto your hats. Busted and McFly are only merging together to create probably the most inoffensive supergroup ever.

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