Busted Greatest Hits Tour Now With Hanson

Busted, the British power pop group, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a Greatest Hits Tour around the UK.

The trio of James Bourne, Charlie Simpson, and Matt Willis were quite successful in Britain up until they split in 2005. Meanwhile in the US, they're probably best known for the song "Year 3000" which they originally released but then suggested in 2006 to the Jonas Brothers that they should cover it.

It was a rough time for the JoBros when Busted offered the song as they had been dropped by Columbia because their debut didn't live up to expectations.

The Busted cover became the lead single of the brothers' self titled debut for Hollywood Records. It also became their first top 40 single.

Because the Jonas Brothers had a younger audience, they changed some of the references like instead of the original line about Michael Jackson, it was changed to Kelly Clarkson.

So for Busted's Greatest Hits album that was released this July, the JoBros redid the upbeat tune with Busted. Thankfully they kept the original lyrics.

Busted has already played a handful of dates on the Greatest Hits Tour. They have been kicking off the show with "Air Hostess" which went to #2 on the UK singles chart in 2004.

They've been playing an unreleased new song, "Good One." See fan footage of that track:

And Busted has also been covering two tunes. One is "Teenage Kicks" by the undertones.

And the other is "MMMBop," by Hanson, which is another song Busted reworked for the Greatest Hits album. The two groups got together, swapped leads, and the song was released earlier this summer.

Now that Hanson will be joining the tour, perhaps "Year 3000" won't be the last tune of the night. Maybe the Hanson trio will join the Busted trio and end the night with some "MMMbop 2.0"

Busted and Hanson will be touring around the UK for the rest of this month. Get tickets here

9 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
10 – London, O2 Arena
12 – Bridlington, Bridlington Spa
15 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
16 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Utilita Arena
17 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
19 – Aberdeen, P&J Live
20 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
22 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
24 – Manchester, AO Arena

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Last updated: 25 Sep 2023, 05:41 Etc/UTC