Reimagined with the help of a host of special guests, the ‘Greatest Hits 2.0’ from Busted crashed into the charts at #1 – remarkably achieving their first #1 album twenty-one (!) years after debuting with ‘What I Go To School For’. Now the Busted boys – James Bourne, Charlie Simpson and Matt Willis – are set to expand upon the collection by releasing ‘Greatest Hits 2.0 Another Present For Everyone’ which adds the brand new single ‘One of These Days’ which is out now. An alternate Live Edition of the album will also be released, which features ten tracks recorded at their three recent sold-out London O2 shows. Listen HERE.
Charlie Simpson says, “We are stoked to be releasing live recordings from our Greatest Hits UK & Ireland Arena tour. We had the best time ever on that tour and we are so pleased to be able to relive it over and over again with the live recordings! One Of These Days we wrote together in LA earlier this year when we were first starting to get back in the writing room together as a band. It’s a special one to us because of that and signifies a lot to come for Busted”.
‘Greatest Hits 2.0 Another Present For Everyone’ is now available to pre-order on Vinyl, Cassette and CD HERE, with ‘One Of These Days’ also available right now on streaming. Physical formats include four different vinyl versions designed by the band, three cassettes, each with a different band member on the cover, and two CDs: a standard edition that features the new track and the separate Live Edition. All formats include photography from the recent tour as a souvenir for the staggering 200,000 people that attended the arena shows. Digital versions of the album will be available to pre order in due course.
James described the tour as “undisputedly the most fun I’ve ever had being in a band” and it also provided him with another unforgettable brain-melting memory – the opportunity to work with ‘Back To The Future’ legend Christopher Lloyd on the tour’s intro video. Having had that much fun, who could resist doing it again? Busted have already confirmed a selection of major outdoor shows for the summer of 2024. The dates are listed below, and tickets are available HERE. In addition, they will end 2023 with sets at two all-star events: The National Lottery’s Big Bash at the OVO Arena Wembley (December 6th) and Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball at London’s O2 (December 9th).
17th – Marlow, Pub in the Park
26th – Brighton, Valley Series at East Brighton Park
29th – Chiswick, Pub in the Park
11th – Leeds, Millennium Square
13th – Sunderland, Kubix Festival
19th – Newmarket, Racecourse
20th – Haydock, Racecourse
18th – Trentham Live
23rd – Margate, Dreamland
25th – Port Eliot, Tunes in the Par
26th – Taunton, Live At Somerset
29th – Hitchin, Priory
31st – Scarborough, Open Air Theatre