Busted’s 20th anniversary and greatest hits tour coming to AO Arena- ticket details and possible setlist

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Busted are coming to Manchester for not just one, but two nights

It’s not quite the Year 3000 just yet, but it certainly doesn't feel like that long since Busted burst onto the music scene. The iconic band shot up the charts in the early 2000’s with classics including ‘What I Go To School For’ and ‘Crashed The Wedding’. 

Now, in 2023, Busted are out on the road with their 20th anniversary greatest hits tour. Fans in Manchester are in for a treat as they will be performing not one, but two dates in the city. 

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Busted will perform at the AO Arena on both September 24 and 30. The tour will see the original much-loved trio - James Bourne, Charlie Simpson and Matt Willis - play their hits and fan-favourites to a combined audience of 150,000 people over the course of fifteen shows this September.

The tour kicked off in Plymouth on September 2. For all gigs after the Birmingham gig earlier this month, including both in Manchester, Hanson will be opening for Busted. 

How to get tickets to see Busted in Manchester

Busted initially announced only one date for Manchester which was September 24, however an extra date was added due to demand. Tickets for both September 24 and 30 dates are still available. 

Tickets for both dates are available through Ticketmaster and start from around £42. Champagne packages are also available for anyone who wants an exclusive touch to their gig night. 

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Possible setlist for Busted at the AO Arena

James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson of Busted attend Key 103 Christmas Live at Manchester Arena on December 9, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson of Busted attend Key 103 Christmas Live at Manchester Arena on December 9, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)
James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson of Busted attend Key 103 Christmas Live at Manchester Arena on December 9, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images) | Getty

With the tour now well underway, we can start to get a rough idea of what the setlist will be at the AO Arena. The setlist below is from Busted’s gig at the O2 Arena in London on September 10. 

  • Air Hostess

  • Meet You There

  • Loser Kid

  • You Said No

  • Everything I Knew

  • MMMBop (Hanson cover) (2.0 Version - With Hanson)

  • Sleeping With the Light On

  • Good One

  • What I Go to School For

  • Who's David

  • Falling for You

  • Thunderbirds Are Go

  • She Wants to Be Me

  • 3am

  • Crashed the Wedding

Encore:

  • Teenage Kicks (The Undertones cover)

  • Year 3000

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