Their announcement caused hysteria, but McBusted have upset more than a few fans by failing to schedule Irish dates on their upcoming tour.
The 11 night extravaganza, which will see two of pop’s most formidable factions join forces for what I’m sure will be one heck of a series of live shows in April and May 2014, takes Matt Willis, James Bourne, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter, Tom Fletcher and Harry Judd right the way around the UK, but curiously doesn’t feature a single date in Dublin or Belfast.
Now, as fans have pointed out on Twitter and Facebook, that’s a little strange. You see, McFly’s first big gig was supporting Busted on their arena tour back in 2004, and the first two dates of that tour were in the Irish capital. Both bands went on to sell out a series of dates on the Emerald Isle, so it’s not really as if they wouldn’t stand to make a few quid from coming to our shores. There’s even a Facebook campaign to get them here going already.
It’s no secret that I was among the screaming masses who flocked to their live gigs way back when. I’m 24 now, and far less, let’s say excitable, than I was when I was 14, but I’d still love to go and see the bands for old time’s sake. Sure would you look what happened last time they teamed up, eh?
Luckily for me I have old friends who’ll probably get me a ticket for a UK gig, but McBusted are missing a trick by not coming to Ireland. Here’s hoping the powers that be behind the tour will reconsider, and remember just how much support both bands once found here too.
And don’t even get me started on the teenage dream turned nightmare that was this scenario.
The mother and myself can’t help but cast a nostalgic eye over those beautiful brows and sigh.