James Bourne reveals it took 5 years to get over Busted’s split but the band are back on tour!

Singer, songwriter and guitarist James Bourne has revealed that he felt as though he “didn’t have a life” when Busted split back in 2005.


He admitted that being faced with the end of the project was daunting and he didn’t know how to handle it because he was so invested: “There’s an adjustment thing that goes on and for me it was quite a long time. Your life is on a certain track and the track ends, and it feels like you don’t have a life for a little bit, because the life you did have is over.”

“So I spent a few months in my apartment just playing video games (GTA) and not really seeing anybody. It probably took about five years actually. I spent a good few years doing other things, but there was still a part of me that thought, ‘Hopefully we can do another album’. And it took about five years for me to give up on that and make peace with the fact that it was never going to happen.”

Back in 2014 James spoke with music journalist Mark Boardman saying “Whatever the set-list is our aim is to play what people wanna hear, we’ll play the hits”. Read the James Bourne interview.

James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson have had 5 number 1’s, 8 top 10’s and have spent 93 weeks in the top 75.

The three piece band will head out on tour in January and tickets for the jaunt are now on sale. Check out the dates here:

    January 29 – NORWICH UEA
    January 30 – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
    February 1 – LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
    February 3 – LONDON Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
    February 6 – WESTCLIFF ON SEA Southend Cliffs Pavilion
    February 7 – FOLKESTONE Leas Cliff Hall
    February 9 – NEWPORT Newport Centre
    February 10 – PLYMOUTH Plymouth Pavilions
    February 12 – BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
    February 13 – PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
    February 14 – BRIGHTON Brighton Centre
    February 16 – MANCHESTER O2 Academy Manchester
    February 18 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
    February 20 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
    February 21 – LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
    February 22 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
    February 24 – ABERDEEN AECC GE Oil And Gas Arena
    February 25 – EDINBURGH Usher Hall
    February 26 – GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
    February 28 – BELFAST Waterfront Hall
    March 1 – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre

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