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Pigs Can Fly Tour 2016
Pigs Can Fly Tour 2016
Tour by Busted
LocationUK and Ireland
Start date11 May 2016 (2016-05-11)
End date4 June 2016 (2016-06-04)
No. of shows20
Busted tour chronology
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Pigs Can Fly Tour 2016
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The Pigs Can Fly Tour 2016 is a 2016 concert tour by English pop punk band Busted. It is the band's first tour since their split in 2005.[1]


Busted performing in Birmingham during the tour

On 5 October 2015, The Sun reported that Charlie Simpson was set to rejoin Busted, over a decade after his departure lead to their break-up.[2] After this, a photo made its way around the internet that showed the three members of Busted silhouetted in front of a red background. Words appeared to be blurred out at the bottom of the image, but above that was the words "Join us for a special announcement Tuesday November 10th 2015." This implied that the band was reuniting, with further speculation that the three would embark on a reunion tour together. On 10 November 2015, Busted announced a thirteen-date arena tour in the UK and Ireland would take place in May 2016.[3] At the same press conference Busted announced their third studio album.[4] 100,000 tickets were sold in the first hour of being put on sale. Subsequent tour dates were added as a result of high demand.[5]

In early 2016, Busted recorded their third studio album in Los Angeles. On 17 March 2016, Bourne told a fan on Twitter that Busted would decide the release date for their third album that day.[6] It is scheduled for release in the Autumn. The band have also insisted that their reunion is for the long-term; as Bourne told Digital Spy, "We want this to be something that is ongoing. Anything we write now goes towards album four."[7] On 4 April 2016, Busted announced that their tour would be called the Pigs Can Fly Tour 2016 and would include Wheatus and Emma Blackery as special guests. Regarding the title of the tour, Willis told Newsbeat, "The whole pigs can fly thing sums up how we feel about this. There have been times that we thought Busted could never, ever possibly happen and we were quite right in thinking that. But this summarises that anything is possible."[8]

The band announced on April 12 that they were adding a new section of the stage in each show to be known as 'The Pigsty'. Fans that bought tickets for this area would receive exclusive merchandise while also becoming 'an interactive part of the show as it happens live every night'.[9]

On 25 April 2016, it was officially announced that South African drummer Cobus Potgieter, popular on YouTube, would be the supporting drummer for the band during the tour.[10]

Tour dates

Date[11] City Country Venue
11 May 2016 London England The SSE Arena Wembley
13 May 2016 Glasgow Scotland The SSE Hydro
14 May 2016
15 May 2016 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena
17 May 2016 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
18 May 2016 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
20 May 2016 Birmingham Genting Arena
21 May 2016 Manchester Manchester Arena
22 May 2016 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool
24 May 2016 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
25 May 2016 Bournemouth England Bournemouth BIC
27 May 2016 London O2 Arena
28 May 2016
30 May 2016 Belfast Northern Ireland The SSE Arena Belfast
31 May 2016 Dublin Ireland 3Arena
2 June 2016 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
3 June 2016 Manchester England Manchester Arena
4 June 2016 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
22 July 2016 Newmarket Newmarket Racecourse
3 September 2016 Wolverhampton England Wolverhampton Racecourse [12]

Set list

  1. "Coming Home"
  2. "Air Hostess"
  3. "Falling for You"
  4. "Everything I Knew"
  5. "You Said No"
  6. "That Thing You Do"
  7. "Dawson's Geek"
  8. "Who's David"
  9. "Easy"
  10. "Meet You There"
  11. "One of a Kind"
  12. "Thunderbirds Are Go"
  13. "Sleeping with the Light On"
  14. "Why (Except for Manchester 3rd June and Birmingham 4th June)"
  15. "Crashed the Wedding"
  16. "What I Go to School For"
  17. "3AM"
  18. "Year 3000"



  1. ^ Cain, Dan (10 November 2015). "Charlie Simpson REJOINS Busted as they announce new music plans". Daily Mail. DMG Media. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Sandwell, Ian (6 October 2015). "Move over McBusted - Busted are re-forming as Charlie Simpson is set for a shock return". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ James (10 November 2015). "Charlie Simpson Rejoins Busted". Kerrang!. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ Hawkes, Rebecca (10 November 2015). "Busted set to return with live tour - and Charlie Simpson". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ Tamara Hardingham-Gill (13 November 2015). "Busted announce brand new tour dates after selling 100,000 tickets in an hour". Metro!. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "James Bourne on Twitter". Twitter.
  7. ^ Corner, Lewis (4 April 2016). "Busted are back for good, not just for a one-off reunion: 'It's a new chapter'". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Busted reveal Emma Blackery and Wheatus will join their UK tour". Newsbeat. BBC Online. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ Baillie, Katie (12 April 2016). "This is how you can join Busted onstage during their Pigs Can Fly tour". Metro. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ Smith, Carl (25 April 2016). "Busted announce Cobus as their Pigs Can Fly Tour drummer". sugarscape.com. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ Busted 2016 Tour Dates Facebook, Accessed 11 November 2015
  12. ^ "3 September 2016". 2 April 2016.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Wootton, Dan (12 May 2016). "Busted boys stage triumphant comeback at Wembley Arena for first gig in 12 years". The Sun. Archived from the original on 11 May 2017. Retrieved 2019.

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