James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson have confirmed that Busted are not getting back together for a one-off reunion stint, but rather going into the next phase of their careers together in a more long-term capacity.
James said, “We want this to be something that is ongoing. Anything we write now goes towards album four, but the fact this is a whole new thing and a new chapter for Busted is so much more exciting”.
They begin their Pigs Can Fly tour across the UK this spring, which starts at London’s Wembley Arena on Wednesday, May 11. American rockers, Wheatus, will join them throughout May and June.
Busted have revealed that fans can expect a taster of their new sound before those shows kick off. Matt said, “There will hopefully be something to drop before the tour, and then the proper single in the summer afterwards. Busted is very different, but the thing is it’s still Busted. The essence of it is still us three”.
Charlie added, “I think people have got to open their minds to embrace something different, but once they go with that it’ll be all gravy”.
Their album is then scheduled to follow in the autumn, following a summer of festival dates across the country. The band will also release a new batch of tickets which, for the first time ever in concert history, let fans interact with the show from part of the actual stage.