Busted announce 20th Anniversary Greatest Hits Tour with Hanson and Loser Kid 2.0 release with Simple Plan

Matt Willis, Charlie Simpson and James Bourne are back to celebrate 20 years in music

Busted's Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis and James Bourne are set to celebrate wo decades in music with their 20th Anniversary & Greatest Hits Tour later this year.

After teasing reunion plans on social media, the group will embark on a 15-date UK arena tour alongside support acts Hanson (!), New Hope Club and The Tyne.

And that's not all. The boys will also release a 15-track album featuring reworkings of their classics; the first track lifted from it being a brand-new version of Loser Kid (Loser Kid 2.0) with Simple Plan on April 14.

You're spoiling us, lads.

Remind yourself of Busted's biggest hits - from What I Go to School For to 3AM - right here.

MORE: Check out Busted's Official Charts history in full

Busted 20th Anniversary & Greatest Hits Tour Dates:

September 2 – Plymouth, Pavilions
September 3 – Cardiff, International Arena
September 5 – Swansea, Arena
September 6 – Bournemouth, BIC
September 7 – Brighton, Centre
September 9 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
September 10 – London, The O2
September 12 – Bridlington, Spa
September 15 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
September 16 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
September 17 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
September 19 – Aberdeen, P&J Live
September 20 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
September 22 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
September 24 – Manchester, AO Arena

When are Busted's Greatest Hits Tour tickets on sale?

Tickets for the tour will be released on general sale at 9am on March 31. Fans who sign up to Busted’s mailing list will receive pre-sale access from 9am on March 29.

When is Busted's Loser Kid 2.0 with Simple Plan released?

Loser Kid 2.0 - a reworking of the closing track from Busted's debut album featuring Canadian rockers Simple Plan - will be released on April 14.

Busted burst onto the scene with their debut release in September 2002, going on to achieve four UK Number 1 singles (You Said No, Crashed the Wedding, Who's David and double A-side Thunderbirds/3AM) and three Top 10 albums (eponymous debut Busted, A Present for Everyone and Half Way There).

Following Busted's disbandment in January 2005, the group went on to achieve solo success.

Matt Willis bagged himself four Top 40 solo singles (peaking at Number 7 with debut Up All Night), Charlie Simpson claimed three Top 40 singles and four Top 40 albums as a member of rock quartet Fightstar, as well as two solo Top 40 LPs. James Bourne scored two Top 40 singles and a Top 40 album with his group Son of Dork; also releasing solo material.

MORE: Busted's Official biggest songs ever REVEALED

In 2014, Busted joined forces with McFly's Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter to form 'supergroup' McBusted. The group enjoyed a Top 20 single with Air Guitar (12) and Top 10 self-titled album (9).

Busted's last album as a group - Half Way There - peaked at Number 2 in February 2019.

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Angry UK Chart Fan

Busted burst onto the scene with their debut release in September 2022, going on to achieve four UK Number 1 singles

Oh? Have I unexpectedly overlooked something remarkable last year?

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Rob Parkinson


Lol same on the other article with FLO, where Missy Elliot had a hit with 'Work it' in 2022 as opposed to 2002