How's about this "news" that we came across today: Do you remember Busted? No? Well, that's hardly surprising. How about McFly? Not ringing any bells? Well this pair of manufactured pop/rock bands were famous for about two weeks around ten or so years ago and now the comeback that absolutely no one was clamouring for is actually happening. Not only that, the bands are inexplicably merging as part of this double comeback and returning as McBusted. An appropriate name really, signifying that this comeback will be about as disposable as the plastic toy you get in your happy meal.
One third of Busted, the gravel-voiced Charlie Simpson, has actually forged something of a solo career for himself so of course he won't be taking part in the reunion, leaving the other two walking haircuts to represent Busted by themselves. All of McFly are confirmed to be taking part, thank goodness.
A series of McBusted tour dates have been announced and, rather mercifully, they've opted to leave Ireland off the list.
McBusted 2014 Tour Dates
Friday 18 - Glasgow, SSE Hydro
Saturday 19 - Liverpool, Echo Arena
Monday 21 - Bournemouth, BIC
Friday 25 - London, The O2
Monday 28 - Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Tuesday 29 - Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
Wednesday 30 - Leeds, First Direct Arena
Saturday 3 - Birmingham, LG Arena
Sunday 4 - Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
Tuesday 6 - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Friday 9 - Manchester, Phones 4U Arena