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Busted & Hanson Team Up For Excellent Version Of “MMMBop”

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Busted are having so much fun right now. They’ve got a massive 20th-anniversary tour pencilled in for the end of the year. They have also been re-recording some of their classic tracks with modern production and attitude, mainly “Loser Kid” and “Meet You There”. Oh, and those re-records have been with pop-punk legends Simple Plan and Neck Deep, by the way. But on top of all of that, they also have some surprises up their sleeves.

One of them is here right now. It’s a version of Hanson’s stone-cold classic “MMMBop”, with Hanson. Hanson are set to join Busted on the aforementioned tour at the end of the year, so this link-up makes loads of sense. But the thing is, it is absolutely fucking amazing. Bringing all of the youthful vigour of the original and adding in some gruff pop-punk undertones, the result is astonishing. Catchy, crisp, and so much fun, you’re going to struggle not smiling from ear to ear whilst listening to this.

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Busted’s James Bourne had this to say about it:

“It’s been such an honour to sing this 90’s classic song with the band who made it 25 years on from original release! To have them as special guests on tour with us in September will be really special too, we’re huge fans of Hanson!”
And Hanson’s Taylor Hanson added:

 “It’s been a thrill to reimagine ‘MMMBop’ with Busted and to see how a song with such history comes to life in a new way. This is a true fusion of HANSON and Busted, we can’t wait to share it.”

Here are all of the dates that Busted and Hanson will be playing together last this year:

  • Sept 2 – Plymouth, UK @ Pavilions
  • Sept 3 – Cardiff, UK @ International Arena
  • Sept 5 – Swansea, UK @ Arena
  • Sept 6 – Bournemouth, UK @ BIC
  • Sept 7 – Brighton, UK Centre
  • Sept 9 – Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena
  • Sept 10 – London, UK The O2
  • Sept 12 – Bridlington, UK @ Spa
  • Sept 13 – Newcastle, UK @ Utilita Arena
  • Sept 15 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
  • Sept 16 – Newcastle, UK @ Utilita Arena
  • Sept 17 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
  • Sept 19 – Aberdeen @ P&J Live
  • Sept 20 – Glasgow, UK @ OVO Hydro
  • Sept 22 – Liverpool, UK @ M&S Bank Arena
  • Sept 23 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
  • Sept 24 – Manchester, UK @ AO Arena
  • Sept 26 – Cardiff,UK @  International Arena
  • Sept 27 – London, UK @ The O2
  • Sept 29 – Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena
  • Sept 30 – Manchester, UK @ AO Arena  
  • Oct 1 –  Glasgow, UK @ OVO Hydro
  • Oct 4 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
  • Oct 6 – Dublin, IRE @ 3Arena
  • Oct 8 – Belfast, IRE @ SSE Arena
  • Oct 10 – London, UK @ The O2
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