Our fave Noughties band are back together – AND coming to Dublin


Pop music fans, prepare yourselves.

It's been a full decade (!) since Busted confirmed they were splitting, with Charlie Simpson and his bushy eyebrows quitting the band to work on other projects.

Now, after ten years apart and a McFly mash-up, Charlie, James and Matt are back together and planning a tour for next summer.

"The reunion that many – including, to be fair, the band themselves – said would never happen? In 2016, it's happening," the band said via a statement on their site this morning.

Charlie himself addressed the news on Twitter, admitting it was "crazy" and "unexpected":

Speaking last year about the shock 2005 split after a sold-out gig at Wembley, Charlie said it was the right choice for his own mental health.

"Obviously it wasn't a pleasant time and they wanted to carry on but I was in such a bad head space," he told MailOnline. 

"I just had to get out of it… I would have done a huge detriment to myself and our relationship if I had stayed on."

Having not spoken to his ex-bandmates in several years, the frontman reconnected with James Bourne in 2014, and the seed was planted for a reunion tour. "[T]he idea crept into my head after all that time apart: what would Busted look like today?"

As for James, he was a little less eloquent, taking to Twitter to say, "Can't quite believe it tbh pigs can fly."

A series of concert dates across the UK and Ireland have been confirmed, starting with Wembley on May 11, 2016 and finishing up in Dublin's 3Arena on May 31.

See you there!