Busted announce UK headline tour and new album ‘Night Driver’!

Following the release 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 29 January and will include performances in prestigious theatres across the country including London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 3 February before wrapping up on 1 March in Dublin. The twenty-one date tour announcement comes ahead of the release of their eagerly anticipated third album ‘Night Driver’ on 11 November via East/West Records.

Charlie said, “We can’t wait 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.


Sunday 29th                   Norwich             UEA
Monday 30th                  Cambridge        Corn Exchange

Wednesday 1st               Leicester           De Montfort Hall
Friday 3rd                         London             Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
Monday 6th                     Southend          Cliffs Pavilion
Tuesday 7th                    Folkestone        Leas Cliff Hall
Thursday 9th                   Newport            Centre
Friday 10th                      Plymouth           Pavilions
Sunday 12th                   Bristol                 O2 Academy
Monday 13th                   Portsmouth       Guildhall
Tuesday 14th                  Brighton             Centre
Thursday 16th                Manchester       Apollo
Saturday 18th                 Birmingham      O2 Academy
Monday 20th                   Nottingham       Rock City
Tuesday 21st                   Leeds                 O2 Academy
Wednesday 22nd            Newcastle         O2 Academy
Friday 24th                      Aberdeen           Arena
Saturday 25th                 Edinburgh          Usher Hall
Sunday 26th                   Glasgow             O2 Academy
Tuesday 28th                  Belfast                Waterfront

Wednesday 1st              Dublin                 Olympia

Night Driver is out on 11th November via East/West Records.

Pre Order Night Driver at iTunes and Amazon:

Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 14th October priced at £32.50 for London and £29.50 Regionally (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

Danny Pearthttps://www.dannypeartphotography.co.uk
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

Latest articles

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here