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Thursday 28th March 2019

Busted: VIP Tickets + Hospitality Packages - Manchester Arena.

Busted: VIP Tickets + Hospitality Packages - Manchester Arena.

 

Busted have grown-up without growing old with their fourth album ‘Half Way There’ which will be released on February 8th 2019. It finds the trio returning to their hyperactive pop-punk sound for the first time since 2003’s all-conquering, multi-Platinum album ‘A Present For Everyone’.

 

The announcement comes after Busted announced the smallest show of their career this morning. They’ll play the 100 Club on Monday and the show sold-out within 2 minutes. In addition, band are also excited to confirm details of a major UK arena tour for March 2019.

 

James Bourne, Charlie Simpson and Matt Willis approached the new album with a simple goal in mind: “How do we make the ultimate Busted album?”

 

They spent a year working on the album. They wrote more material than ever, much of it at Bourne’s apartment in North London where they spent so much time together back when they first started the band. They constantly revisited each idea to make the album as strong as it could possibly be, and also had the opportunity to work with their dream producer Gil Norton, the man behind classic albums from Foo Fighters and Pixies.

 

The result is an album that expands upon Busted’s trajectory the first time around. It’s a rush of melody and effervescent riffs as they blend huge arena-filling choruses with the classic pop-punk sound of Blink 182 and New Found Glory. Lyrically it’s often reflective and nostalgic (‘Reunion’, ‘All My Friends’ and a mini Busted autobiography in the shape of ‘It Happens’), but there are some fantastical flights of fancy too in the shape of ‘Shipwrecked In Atlantis’ and a tribute to Elon Musk in ‘Race To Mars’.

 

‘Nineties’ is one of the tracks which will claim a place alongside other Busted favourites such as ‘Year 3000’ and ‘Crashed The Wedding’. Opening in low-key fashion, the track erupts into life by taking us back to the era of Smashing Pumpkins and Macaulay Culkin and the carefree “days of ditching school to watch The Goonies.” The track features a co-writing credit for their old friend Dougie Poynter of McFly.

 

“I cannot wait for fans to hear this record and to be able to talk to them on social media about it,” says Willis. “I just have a feeling that they’re going to love it.”

 

“If I was a Busted fan, I’d listen to this record and feel like I got my band back,” agrees Bourne.

 

Simpson adds, “It still has humorous elements and we’re still having a lot of fun, but we have some very poignant songs too. Our fans grew up with us so they’ll be able to relate to them too.”

 

‘Half Way There’ is Busted’s fourth album and their second after returning with ‘Night Driver’ in 2016. The title is a play on the reference in their huge hit ‘Year 3000’ to the band releasing their seventh album. Now they’re halfway to achieving precisely that, and far ahead of schedule.

 

Capturing the band’s larger-than-life personalities, the album cover was conceptualised and shot by Rankin.

 

Our Manchester Arena Hospitality Packages are guaranteed to give you a truly unforgettable experience.

 

Skip the queues and get the best seats in the house with our Prime View Hospitality Package or sit back and enjoy the show from the comfort of your very own private suite with our VIP Suite Hospitality Package.

 

Prime View Hospitality

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Busted: Prime View
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£120.00 pp (inc VAT)
Date
Thursday 28th March 2019
Time
18:00
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Royal Mail / DHL
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VIP Suite Hospitality

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Busted: VIP Suite
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£138.00 pp (inc VAT)
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Thursday 28th March 2019
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18:00
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Royal Mail / DHL
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Our Packages

Prime View Hospitality

Our Prime View Hospitality Package guarantee a fantastic seat with great views of the entertainment. Add a little extra to your experience, avoid the concourse queues with an invite to The View bar – crack open the champagne and get ready for the act of your choice. This package is available for groups of up to 8 people.

 

Prime View Hospitality Package includes:

  • Best seats in VIP Block 103
  • Invitation to the The View bar
  • Early entry to the arena
  • Fast track entrance to the venue
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Variety of food options available
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VIP Suite Hospitality

Our VIP Suite Hospitality Package provides ample space to entertain guests, relax with family or enjoy the show with friends. The suite is located in a prime position above Block 113. The VIP suite is fitted with a fully stocked bar, relaxation area and outside balcony seating making the views spectacular and the experience a truly memorable one.

 

VIP Suite Package includes:

  • Private suite for up to 14 guests
  • Balcony seating providing wonderful views of the entertainment
  • Reserved VIP car parking
  • Fast track entrance to the venue
  • Dedicated suite attendant
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Variety of food options available
  • Cloak room
  • WC
  • Additional upgrades to 20 seat suites available
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