Following the release of their brand new single in over a decade, the disco-tinged new single, On What You’re On, pop trio Busted are pleased to announce a UK headline tour. The string of dates will kick off at Norwich’s NEA on 29th January and will include performances in prestigious theatres across the country including London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 3rd February before wrapping up on 1st March in Dublin. The twenty-one date tour announcement comes ahead of the release of their eagerly anticipated third album Night Driver on 11th November via East/West Records.

Charlie said, “We can’t wait for people to hear this song and be able to share what we have been working so hard on for the past twelve months.”

Now, with a decade of experiences and newly discovered influences behind them, the two-time BRIT Award winning trio reunited in the studio almost by accident and discovered they each had a fresh perspective both personally and musically. “As soon as we started making music it became very apparent that we all wanted to make exactly the same thing,” Matt says. “That’s what made it so easy. Once James got on the Juno-60 we were like, ‘this is the sound of our record; this is exactly the kind of record I wanna make’.”

“The last thing we wanted to do was try to recreate what we used to have,” says James. “It belongs to that time. All real artists evolve, all real artists try things, it’s unnatural not to.”

Though stylistically unrecognisable and far darker around the edges, Night Driver is still the vivid hook riot you would expect from Busted, as vivacious in their early thirties as they were in their teens, and the band are itching to present it to the world. Think you know Busted? Listen again.

James, Matt and Charlie first broke onto the music scene in 2002 with their tongue-in-cheek ode to Matt’s school teacher Miss MacKenzie, What I Go To School For. Within just two years the three-piece had become the biggest band in the country, with four number one singles, two triple platinum albums, a total of five million records sold, and over 750,000 ticket sales including and a record-breaking run of thirteen Wembley Arena shows.

TOUR DATES 2017

January

Date Venue
Sun 29th UEA Norwich
Mon 30th Corn Exchange Cambridge

February

Date Venue
Wed 1st De Montfort Hall Leicester
Fri 3rd Hammersmith Eventim Apollo London
Mon 6th Cliffs Pavilion Southend
Tue 7th Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone
Thu 9th Centre Newport
Fri 10th Pavilions Plymouth
Sun 12th O2 Academy Bristol
Mon 13th Guildhall Portsmouth
Tue 14th Centre Brighton
Thu 16th Apollo Manchester
Sat 18th O2 Academy Birmingham
Mon 20th Rock City Nottingham
Tue 21st O2 Academy Leeds
Wed 22nd O2 Academy Newcastle
Fri 24th Arena Aberdeen
Sat 25th Usher Hall Edinburgh
Sun 26th O2 Academy Glasgow
Tue 28th Waterfront Belfast

March

Date Venue
Wed 1st Olympia Dublin

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