McBusted are an English pop punk/pop punk supergroup composed of members from bands McFly (Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd) and Busted (James Bourne and Matt Willis). The only member of the original groups not participating in the new lineup is former Busted singer Charlie Simpson. Simpson opted not to be a part of McBusted as he wished to focus on his solo career.

Having previously appeared as special guests during McFly's tenth-anniversary concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, it was announced on 11 November 2013 that former Busted members Bourne and Willis would join McFly to form the six-piece supergroup "McBusted" and go on an arena tour in April and May 2014. The original eleven-concert McBusted Tour quickly sold out and was eventually extended to 34 shows, including headlining Hyde Park on 6 July 2014. On 16 June 2014, McBusted made their overseas debut, supporting One Direction on their Where We Are Tour in Denmark. They then continued to support One Direction the following night, and again in France on 21 June. In April 2014, it was revealed that McBusted would be releasing an album. On 7 October, they announced their debut single "Air Guitar", which debuted at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart. It was also announced that they had signed a record deal with Island Records. The band's self-titled debut album was released on 1 December and peaked at number nine. Currently McBusted had joined One Direction again on their Australian and European leg of the tour On The Road Again Tour (One Direction)

History:

2013: Formation and tour announcement:

From 19 to 22 September 2013, McFly commemorated their tenth anniversary by performing four concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. During these shows Matt Willis and James Bourne made a surprise brief reunion as Busted when they joined as special guests. (Willis and Bourne's ex-bandmate Charlie Simpson, whose decision to quit Busted led to the band's break-up in January 2005, chose not to take part.) Under the name "McBusted", the six-piece performed Busted's "Year 3000" and "Air Hostess" and McFly's "Shine a Light". This sparked rumours that Busted could make a comeback.

On 11 November 2013, it was announced that Willis and Bourne would join Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd and go on an eleven-date arena tour as McBusted in 2014, and play both Busted and McFly songs. Simpson refused to be a part of McBusted as he wanted to focus on his own career, but he was paid a "six-figure sum" by Willis and Bourne after he sold his third of the copyrighted Busted name. A source told the Daily Mirror that Simpson's decision not to be part of McBusted was an amicable one: "Charlie wishes the boys lots of luck but he wanted absolutely no involvement. All three sat down amicably and worked out a figure that everyone was happy with. Charlie made it clear in no uncertain terms that that's it for him and the boys now, it's finished." Pre-sale tickets for the eleven shows went on sale at 9am on 14 November and sold out in minutes. Tickets went on general sale the following morning and quickly sold out as well, resulting in the addition of six more concerts in Glasgow, Bournemouth, London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Manchester. Another four dates were then added on 17 November, bringing the tour to 20 dates. Since then, the tour has increased to a total 34 dates throughout April-June 2014. It comprises dates in Glasgow, Liverpool, Bournemouth, London, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leeds, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Manchester, Brighton, Dublin and Belfast. Regarding the tour, Judd said, "It's bigger than what Busted ever were and it's bigger than what McFly ever were". On 9 December, McBusted announced that they would be headlining British Summer Time Hyde Park Festival on 6 July 2014 with the Backstreet Boys, Five, Scouting for Girls and dance troupe Diversity as special guests.

On 15 November, McBusted made their first official TV performance, appearing on Children in Need 2013 and playing a medley of four songs: "All About You", "Year 3000", "Air Hostess" and "Shine a Light". A McBusted version of McFly's song "Love Is on the Radio" was released on 24 November.

2014-present: Touring, overseas debut and new material:

Throughout April-June 2014, McBusted went on their now 34-date sold-out nationwide tour. Regarding the tour, Judd said, "It's bigger than what Busted ever were and it's bigger than what McFly ever were". On 6 July 2014, McBusted announced that they would be headlining British Summer Time Hyde Park, with the Backstreet Boys, Five, Scouting for Girls and dance troupe Diversity as special guests. On 16 June, McBusted made their overseas debut, supporting One Direction on their Where We Are Tour in Denmark, following the cancellation of 5 Seconds of Summer. McBusted then continued to support One Direction the following night, and again in France on 21 June. On 10 September, it was announced that a McBusted concert film Tourplay would be released exclusively through Vue Cinemas on 28 October for one day.

During an interview on The Jonathan Ross Show on 22 February 2014, Willis said: "We always said that we weren't going to say we were going to bring out music, because we didn't want to say that we were going to make music and it be terrible. But we went away, we did some writing and it wasn't terrible." On 1 April, Judd revealed that McBusted would be making an album. On 8 October, the official lyric video to their debut single "Air Guitar", was released. The song was made available to pre-order on iTunes the same day. On 23 October, the band announced that their debut album McBusted would be released on 1 December. They released their second single "Get Over It" in January 2015. McBusted are going on tour again in 2015, and will perform new material as well as their biggest hits.

Members:

James Bourne - vocals, guitar, piano,

Matt Willis - vocals, bass guitar,

Danny Jones - vocals, guitar, harmonica,

Tom Fletcher - vocals, guitar, piano, ukulele,

Dougie Poynter - vocals, bass guitar, guitar, organ,

Harry Judd - drums, percussion,

Touring members

Isaac Aryee - keyboards (2014-present)