Busted Announce Band Breakup

Following the departure of Charlie Simpson, announced today (Friday 14th Jan 2005) that they have decided to split up.

Over the last two years James Bourne, Charlie Simpson and Matt Willis have become household names. Busted have had eight top three hits including four number ones. Both Busted albums, 2002’s Busted and 2003’s A Present For Everyone, have clocked up over 1 million sales each.

Busted won Best Pop Act and Best Breakthrough Act at the 2004 BRIT awards and they were nominated for Best British Group. Most recently they topped the charts with the theme to the Thunderbirds movie, which was voted Record Of The Year.

In the course of their career Busted have sold out 50 UK arenas including 11 Wembleys and last year they sold more Wembleys than any other artist (equaling the all time record), consolidating their position as the biggest and best pop act in the UK.

Says Matt Willis: “It’s a really sad day for all of us but we’ve always said that if one member left then we’d call it a day. The last three years have been unbelievable and I’d like to say a massive thank you to all our fans- you’ve been amazing.”

Says Charlie Simpson: “I’m incredibly proud of everything that we’ve achieved in Busted. We’ve enjoyed some of the best times in our lives together. I wouldn’t change one single bit of it. This has been a really difficult decision and I hope the fans will understand”

Says James Bourne: “I’m devastated that Charlie has chosen to quit Busted, but I have to respect his decision and I fully support him and wish him all the best for the future. I would like to say a personal thank you to all the fans who have made the last three years the best years of my life. I’ll remember these years forever.”


Related News

7 thoughts on “Busted Announce Band Breakup

  1. Aras Yosef-Muhilden says:

    damn! I loved busted it because of those guys I started to play guitar and suggested my friend we wanted to be just like them. At least I’m happy I’ve got all of the Busted albums.

  2. jenny t says:

    I loved busted and I really hate that they broke up.On the facts there was some funny things such as falling out the tree I wish Busted would get back together again I miss them

  3. thomas says:

    I WAS CRYING WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT MY FAVORITE BAND WAS SPLITTING UP I THOUGHT THEY WERE EVERYTHING AND THEY SPLIT UP I LIKED ALL THE SONGS MY FAVORITE WAS SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHTS ON

  4. thomas says:

    I hope they get back together

  5. Moii dearr says:

    I LOVE YOU BUSTED! I miss you…

  6. thomas says:

    IT’S THOMAS AGAIN BUSTED SPLIT UP 3 DAYS AFTER MA 11TH BIRTHDAY I AM STILL GUTTED

  7. Chaz13 says:

    right no offense or owt yea I loved busted I was a HUGE! fan but Fightstar well wicked band especially there song death car well cool but Charlie belongs in that band he’s well gorge!! lol love you Charlie <3 <333 xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

popdirt.com