MTV Review: Busted Gave Us New Songs & A Trip Down Memory Lane On First Night Of Comeback Tour
Things got emotional...
When Busted announced that they were coming back after 12 years some people said it was just for the money, others declared that it wouldn't be the same. The rest of us simply donned our school girl ties and dug out our copies of A Present For Everyone, and decided to embrace the fact that one of the best boy bands of the last two decades were reuniting.
The aptly named 'Pigs Can Fly' tour kicked off last night at The SEE Wembley Arena (Wednesday 11th May) where Matt Willis, James Bourne and Charlie Simpson would all be together on the same stage again after 12 years - needless to say we completely lost our cool.
Joining us in the crowd were fellow boy band McFly who had rocked up to show their support for the Busted reunion. We found it completely adorable that they'd all turned up to give their pals support on the opening night.
They started the show with the recently released new track, 'Coming Home' and one thing that was glaringly obvious was how much louder the crowd were when Charlie sang his first few lines - this being the moment we've all been waiting for, Charlie ACTUALLY being in the band again, like old times.
Their set was every Busted fan's dream as they rattled through hit after hit, from 'Air Hostess' and 'Who's David' right through to 'Dawson's Geek' and 'You Said No'. It was incredible.
Taking notes from the 2014 McBusted tour, the band moved into the middle of the crowd for a few songs. There they performed the pivotal track that will forever signify the reunion, 'Meet You There', as well as debuting brand new piano-led rock ballad 'Easy'.
Despite this being the opening night, the band only spoke to the crowd on the odd occasion, during one of these Matt cracked a joke about how long it's been, saying: "So how have you been for 12 years? Have you been okay? You've grown a bit." Oh Matt, we've missed your banter.
The stage set up was visually fantastic with the inclusion of 'The Pig Sty' - a selection of lucky fans getting to stand in sections ON the stage. As the curtain dropped they were all wearing creepy pig masks making it all the more visually fascinating.
As well as this, after the brief time on the stage in the middle of the crowd, they headed back to the main stage where each band member had a neon cube. It was at this point that the band debuted ANOTHER new song - the boys treat us so well - called 'One Of A Kind', in which James played the keytar, as you do.
They concluded the main part of their set with the song that started it all - 'What I Go To School For' before coming back on stage for an insanely good encore consisting of '3am' and 'Year 3000'.
Overall it was the performance we've all been dreaming of for over a decade and boy, are we glad that Busted are back.
Falling For You
Everything I Knew
You Said No
That Thing You Do
Easy (NEW SONG)
Meet You There
One Of A Kind (NEW SONG)
Thunderbirds Are Go
Sleeping With The Light On
Crashed The Wedding
What I Go To School For
11 Reasons We'll Love Busted Until The Year 3000
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