McBusted: Boybands McFly and Busted to form supergroup for UK tour

The band will perform as one in a series of UK arena shows in 2014

Jess Denham
Monday 11 November 2013 18:07
Busted and McFly attend a press conference to announce the McBusted 2014 arena tour at the Soho Hotel on 11 November 2013
Busted and McFly attend a press conference to announce the McBusted 2014 arena tour at the Soho Hotel on 11 November 2013

Boybands McFly and Busted have teamed up to form a supergroup set to make childhood dreams come true.

The two bands have announced they will be joining together to create a 'supergroup' called McBusted and will be touring the UK with a number of arena shows.

Busted’s former frontman Charlie Simpson will not be joining the new band for a run of UK arena shows in April and May next year, but Harry, Danny, Doug, Tom, Matt and James will return as one with a collection of both bands’ greatest hits.

Popular songs such as “Year 3000”, “All About You” and “What I Go To School For” are sure to be included on the set lists.

A brand new 'McBusted' website has been launched with an accompanying Twitter account with over 62,000 followers.

Verified Twitter account @McBusted posted earlier today: “The rumours are true…#McBusted.”

McFly have assured fans that the project is a fun break between their official albums and confirmed that they will perform solo again.

Tom Fletcher said he was excited to finally join Busted after being rejected from an audition ten years ago.

The pop-rock bands shared a stage in September when Busted’s Matt Willis and James Bourne performed with McFly during the latter’s 10th anniversary gigs at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Speaking about the merge, Willis said: “It’s been nearly ten years since Busted split. That’s a good amount of time for memories to gel in your mind - it’s fun to reminisce now, the right moment to revisit those songs. And to to do it with McFly makes it more of an event. The coming together of two forces!”

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Simpson, who left Busted in 2005 to pursue a career with band Fightstar, has wished his ex-bandmates luck with their plans.

“Just wanted to say that though I am not joining Matt Willis and James Bourne on their new venture I wish them all the very best with it!” he wrote on Twitter.

Fans expressed delight at the news, with one fan declaring it "potentially the best thing I have ever seen, ever, during my entire existence" on Twitter.

Others, however, were less impressed. "McBusted sounds like an all time low benefit burger for criminals", tweeted one user.

Bookmakers are already offering odds on McBusted releasing a number one track together by 2014 , with two to one odds on more negative possibilities including the joint tour being cancelled due to poor ticket sales.

McBusted will debut as a supergroup on BBC's Children in Need this Friday, following their first outing this evening on the red carpet at The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere.

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