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Busted Release New Version Of “Meet You There” With Neck Deep

Busted are celebrating their 20th anniversary in a truly unique way, by re-recording some of their classics and bringing in a special guest to add to the fun. They started the party with a new version of “Loser Kid” featuring Simple Plan last month. Now they are looking to the UK pop-punk scene as a source of inspiration, specifically those Neck Deep boys.

The track they have chosen this time is “Meet You There”, originally an acoustic heartbreaker taken from the band’s second album A Present For Everyone. And fast-forwarding two decades, they have ramped it up into a full-blown pop-punk banger. The sentiment is still there, but the energy is on another level, and with the addition of Ben Barlow, its message becomes even more tear-stained.

Charlie Simpson had this to say about the new version of the tune:

“This is one of the tracks we are most excited about releasing, as we have recorded an entirely new arrangement of the song. The original was an acoustic ballad, and this new version is a balls out, rock explosion! We are also so happy to have done this with Neck Deep. Ben sounds awesome on it and what is extra special is he told me this was one of his fave Busted songs when he was growing up.”
And Ben Barlow added this, showing how much it meant to him to be involved:

“We’re stoked to feature on Meet You There! It’s kind of a full circle moment for myself and Seb especially. When we were like 8 and 10 years old, my big sister took us to see Busted in Manchester Arena, and that was the first show we ever went to. Fast forward 20 years, and I’m featuring on my favourite song of theirs! Wild. The re-work of the song is really cool too, and we had a blast making it. Busted have been really cool the whole way, and I’m stoked to re-live the experience that 8-year-old me had back then!” 

Here’s “Loser Kid” as well, just to get you all caught up:

Here are all of the dates that Busted will be playing later this year, with support coming from New Hope Club and The Tyne and Hanson on all dates from Sept 9th onwards:

  • 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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