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Busted Share New Version Of “Loser Kid” Feat. Simple Plan

Photo via Ray Burmiston / Jordan Kelsey Knight

Busted are celebrating their 20th anniversary in some style. As well as putting together an extensive tour of the UK, which instantly sold out, they are also putting together a greatest hits compilation with a twist. Taking some of their biggest songs and reworking them with some of their closest friends and associates, they are shining a light on their legacy in a unique way.

The first song taken from the project is “Loser Kid”, which originally appeared on the band’s 2002 debut. A lyrical sequel to “What I Go To School For”, showing the kid that no one likes going ahead with their teacher-loving desires, it’s still as fun now as it was all those years ago. And this new version also features none other than Simple Plan, adding an extra layer of pop-punk power to proceedings.

Matt Willis had this to say about the song:

“Loser Kid has always been a favourite track of mine. It was the end of the first album and summed up that record. ‘Wore my sisters jeans’ is also a standout lyric from that time for me too. Still makes me laugh!”
And James Bourne add this:

“Loser Kid was always the sequel to our first single ‘What I Go To School For’.  The second song in a 2 part story.”

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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