McFly and Busted team up for joint tour
Michael Baggs
15:36 14th November 2013

Tickets for McBusted's 2014 tour are on sale now - and with demand high for Busted and McFly's joint tour, they are certain to sell fast. Full details below.

The boybands made the confirmation of their plans to join forces at a London press conference this morning (11 November, 2013), and will hit the road for an arena tour in April and May 2014.

All four members of McFly (Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd) will take part in the tour, while Matt Willis and James Bourne from Busted will also take part. Charlie Simpson has declined to participate, having spoken openly since forming Fightstar and later as a solo artists about how much he disliked the boyband experience.

The two boybands announced their new venture at a press conference on Monday (11 November, 2013) and fan reaction has been huge, with nostaglic pop fans desperate to see the two boybands tour together under their new (albeit ridiculous) name. Now, ticket marketplace Viagogo has reported that they have seen over 250 searches a minute for tickets since the announcement.

"2013 has been a year for reunions and the formation of McBusted may just be the most lucrative one yet," says Viagogo spokesman Steve Roest. "Charlie Simpson may be missing from the original line-up but this early surge in demand for tickets to see the supergroup live shows the boys are as popular as ever."

The bands' 2014 tour dates are below. Visit Gigwise Gig Tickets for more information.

19th April: Liverpool Echo Arena
21st April: Bournemouth International Centre
28th April: Metro Arena Newcastle
29th April: Capital FM Arena Nottingham
30th April: First Direct Arena
3rd May: Birmingham LG Arena
4th May: Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
6th May: Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
9th May: Phones4u Arena

Below: more bizarre pop hybrids we'd like to see together

  • Liberty Steps (Liberty X and Steps) - Imagine H from Steps squeezed into one of those 'Just A Little Bit' catsuits. ALSO Liberty Steps sounds like some kind of terrible 80s film in which Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as some kind of tough guy action hero with loads of guns who also moonlights as a politician with a good heart.

  • So Solid Blue (So Solid Crew and Blue) - We'd love to hear Lee Ryan's luscious vocal chords wrap themselves around '21 Seconds'. Perhaps Simon could also incorporate his 'rap' from 'All Rise' into the track. Perhaps not.

  • B*Teeq (B*Witched and Mis-Teeq) - Two of the most underrated girl bands of the early noughties, they should both join forces and have Alesha Dixon spit all over the fiddle breakdown in 'C'est La Vie'. Amazing.

  • Blazin' Life (Blazin' Squad and Westlife) - See you both at the crossroads, crossroads, crossroads, merging a tantalising blend of terrible suburban rap and bland pop with an Irish accent.

  • CleopAqua (Cleopatra and Aqua) - Repeat after us: "I'm a barbie girl and I'm comin' atcha." It's got hit written all over it. Terrifying.

  • Wet Wet Fred (Wet Wet Wet and Right Said Fred) - Sorry Marti Pellow.

  • O'Crazy Town (O-Town and Crazy Town) - Two communities join together, and sound, pleasingly, like an Irish rural village - one's a forgotten boyband who sang about 'Liquid Dreams' (blimey) and one had that vaguely nauseating song referring to a woman as a 'Butterfly'.

  • Hanberries (Hanson and The Cranberries) - "Did you have to, did you have to, did you have to let it - MMMBOP!"

  • All Spice - This would just be amazing and we think it should actually happen.

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