Busted are back and Pigs Can Fly
The news that Matt, James and Charlie would go on tour again was a massive announcement and left fans emotional and in a little disbelieve. But yes, the Busted reunion announcement actually happened!
After the band called it a day in 2005 ,when Charlie left the band and everyone got involved in new side projects such as Fightstar and the supergroup McBusted (consisting members from McFly and Busted), the pop-punk legends reunited and their tour finally kicked off in the UK during May.
Busted’s tour is titled Pigs Can Fly and represents that anything is possible; just like everyone thought Busted would never ever find their way back together.
To start where it ended
Pigs Can Fly started its UK stint on 11 May at London’s Wembley Arena, which is the very same venue where Busted performed their last show 12 years ago. It was this little fact why the band wanted to start Busted 2.0 at the venue and nowhere else.
The show started with singer Emma Blackery followed by the cult band Wheatus presenting classic hits, including the Erasure cover Give A Little Respect and their global hit Teenage Dirtbag.
James said he was excited to have Wheatus join the tour as support since he and Wheatus frontman, Brendan B. Brown, collaborated together on a song.
Busted in the house!
The show started with the trio on individual screens covered by their Pigsty Mask, looking just like a couple of fans spread over three balcony floors at the back of the stage.
The trio then burst onto the stage through trapdoors and opened the show with the newly released song Coming Home, before kicking through hits like Air Hostess and You Said No.
Moving over to the b-stage, they started to present their new songs Easy and Meet You There while James swapped his guitar for the piano.
Back on the main stage the boys proudly performed One Of A Kind, another new tune from the upcoming new album they’ve been working hard on. At this point James showed off his keytar skills – just one of many instrument he is able to play.
They played further hits like Crash The Wedding and What I Go To School For before the fans lit up the arena for Busted’s performance of Sleeping With The Light On.
All too soon the set came to an end. Busted quickly left the stage before returning for their encore. Starting with 3AM, the boys finished the incredible show with the smash hit Year 3000.
The new album
There was a lot of promotion around this tour, from a photoshoot with a massive pig and a partnership with Snapchat that rolled out dedicated “pig filters” (as well as a filter for the actual shows).
Keeping the promise to perform old classics during the shows, and seeing how well these three guys get along on stage, you can say Busted are definitely back. Now we just have to wait until later this year for the release of their brand new album.
Date: 11 May 2016
Venue: SSE Arena Wembley
City: London, UK
- Coming Home
- Air Hostess
- Falling for You
- Everything I Knew
- You Said No
- That Thing You Do
- Dawson’s Geek
- Who’s David
- Meet You There
- One of a Kind
- Thunderbirds Are Go
- Sleeping With the Light On
- Crashed the Wedding
- What I Go to School For
- Year 3000
Watch Busted perform You Said No during their comeback gig at the London SSE Arena Wembley (11 May 2016)