Simpson has also responded to criticism from Fightstar fans unhappy with his decision to rejoin his former band.
It’s a millennial pop fan’s dream come true! A decade after leaving Busted, Charlie Simpson has announced he’s returned to the band for a new album and tour in 2016. Simpson previously vowed never to return to the group after leaving in 2005, but it seems the singer has had a massive change of heart.
Charlie Simpson is back with Busted for a new album and tour in 2016.
McBusted finally has an album, and the track listing is more familiar than you'd think.
Only a year has passed since the epic announcement that former Busted members, James Bourne and Matt Willis, would join forces with UK popstars McFly, and its been a pretty wild ride for the McBusted group since then. It only makes sense now that things get even crazier as the band has finally announced their debut album, set for release on December 3.
McBusted are releasing their new album next month
The self-titled record, which will be distributed via Island Records, will be the first official McBusted release, but it'll also be the first album in general from all of the guys in quite a while. The last we heard from McFly was 2010's Above the Noise, while James Bourne released his Future Boy solo album in the same year as well. It's more of a musical homecoming for Matt Willis, however, as his last material came in the form of his excellent solo effort back in 2006.
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Charlie Simpson didn't take part in Busted's reunion, but he never stayed quiet in the music world.
McBusted - the pop supergroup combination of boybands McFly and Busted - have been selling out arenas all over the world since their inception back in November 2013. However, along with the announcement of McBusted's birth, it was obvious that the group would be missing a key component: former Busted member Charlie Simpson. He had his reasons for not taking part in the reunion, but what's the popstar turned rocker been up to as of late?
Charlie Simpson just released his second album, 'Long Road Home'
It's no secret - Simpson was the reason behind Busted's demise so many years ago, but his departure led to taking his music career to new heights. He then became the frontman of alternative rock band Fightstar, and they quickly became a force in the genre, as well as charts in the UK. Eventually, his horizons expanded even further: Simpson began posting solo demos on his MySpace page, and it ended up leading to his first solo album, Young Pilgrim, in 2011. Young Pilgrim was a landmark in Simpson's career for sure, and it allowed the songwriter to delve into a deeper aspect of his music - trading screams and electric guitars for acoustics and more softer songs. Young Pilgrim peaked at number six on the UK album charts, but he also found some success in America as well. In the summer of 2013, Simpson traveled across the U.S. on the Vans Warped Tour, playing an acoustic set at a number of dates to a very well received crowd. In a way, you might even say that Simpson found more success in the States than he ever did in Busted.
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After McBusted's tour ends in June, the pop-rock supergroup plans to hit the studio for a full-length.
It just keeps getting better in the world of McBusted. The pop-rock supergroup combination of McFly and Busted has been selling out arenas for the past few months all across Europe, and what originally just started out as an idea has been fleshed out into a full-blown phenomenon, and it can only grow from here. McBusted came to fruition officially on November 11 2013, when it was announced that the group would be taking on tour of eleven shows that eventually developed into a total of 35. Starting in April and ending in early June, the shows have been met with critical acclaim.
McBusted has been selling out arenas for their current tour
“This tour could easily have been joyless and desperate,” said a review on The Guardian. “Instead, the show is fun and idiosyncratic, this six-headed pop conglomerate proving far greater than the sum of its parts.” McBusted, however, is without a third of the original Busted members. Charlie Simpson (unsurprisingly) opted not to take part in the McBusted festivities, but he at least got a decent sum of money to let them carry on the name. It isn’t stopping Busted in its current iteration to continue its juggernaut status that it had in the early 2000’s. McFly, on the other hand, seemed to be on their way out after a couple of dud albums, but it seems like McBusted is reviving both bands and making them better than ever.
Continue reading: After Taking Over Arenas, McBusted Will Take Over The Studio
McFly and Busted reunion tour sees them hit Hyde Park 2014 with special guests Backstreet Boys.
McBusted announce the biggest show of their careers as they prepare for British Summertime Hyde Park in London on July 6th 2014.
McFly and Busted have taken the world by storm since they decided to team up as McBusted (minus Charlie Simpson), so much so that they have been forced to extend their original 9-date tour next year to 32 dates, to their utter amazement. And things are only getting better for this newfound supergroup as they were recently told they'd be headlining at the British Summertime Hyde Park next year, with special guests fellow boyband Backstreet Boys.
They have been posting messages to their followers on Twitter about a major announcement, yesterday (December 8th 2013) revealing, 'We have HUGE announcement to make on Monday morning...we cannot wait to tell you about it!' and eventually confirming, 'Have you heard? MCBUSTED ARE HEADLINING @BSTHydePark on Sunday 6th July.... Tickets go on sale Friday at 9am!' Their combined Twitter account also saw various re-tweets from each of the band members expressing their insatiable excitement.
Continue reading: McBusted To Play 'Biggest Show Of Our Lives' At Hyde Park Next Year