To celebrate the boy band’s reunion tour, we’re taking a look back at their appearances over the years. Oh, how they’ve changed!

2002

When this trio launched the rock band 14 years ago, millions of girls would swoon over them for the next decade and suddenly, every ‘cool’ guy in school had an eyebrow piercing and bleach-blonde highlights…

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BUSTED - MATT JAY, CHARLIE SIMPSON AND JAMES BOURNE
VARIOUS POP BANDS - 20 NOV 2002

And, let’s be honest, we had this song on repeat.

2004

Suited and booted, the boys bagged two awards at the BRITs for Best British Breakthrough Act and Best Pop Act. Go team!

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Busted - Matt Jay, Charlie Simpson and James Bourne
THE BRIT AWARDS, EARLS COURT, LONDON, BRITAIN - 17 FEB 2004

 

2005

If we didn’t know what heartbreak was back then, we certainly did come 2005 when James, Matt and Charlie called it a day to pursue other projects. Sob.  

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2014

We couldn’t believe our luck when McBusted arrived – FYI, that’s James and Matt alongside McFly. But, sadly, there was one thing missing: Charlie was still flying solo.

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McBusted
Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards, One Mayfair, London, Britain - 03 Dec 2014

2016

All three Busted boys are back and they’re looking pretty suave. How did we survive without them for all those years?

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Busted - Charlie Simpson, James Bourne and Matt Willis
Busted tour photocall, London, Britain - 04 Apr 2016
Wednesday 11th May 2016 will be their first show together in 12 years – and the first time in 12 years anyone will be able to see the three members play all their greatest hits together live. For the gig Busted will return to the home of their biggest triumph, the venue where anybody last saw them – Wembley Arena. It was here that they broke a record in 2004 by selling out an incredible 12 shows
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