McBusted were yesterday hit with a whole batch of split rumours after it was revealed that the six-piece supergroup had no plans for a new tour or a new album or… well, anything really after they’d finished touring with One Direction (casual) and completed the summer festival circuit.
We have to admit, the speculation did give us intense flashbacks to when Charlie Simpson quit Busted back in 2005, and we really weren’t ready for it.
Anyways, when we caught up with 5/6 of the boys to talk about their brand spankin’ new concert DVD from their Most Excellent Adventure Tour, they sadly did confirm to us that as of yet they had no plans past September, however, they put our minds totally at ease when they added that, actually, that’s pretty standard stuff for them.
Talking exclusively to Yahoo Celebrity, Matt Willis explained: “We are on tour now, then we have the summer shows and a few festivals and then in September we are going to sit down and think about what we are going to do.
“We don’t plan anything in this band.”
Before Harry Judd added some extra reassurance, chucking in: “No news is good news, hey? And there is no news.”
Unfortunately, the boys did throw in one tiny dollop of bad news for the hardcore boyband lover in us all, confirming that they definitely won’t be joining One Direction as their support act for the UK leg of the tour.
Boo, hiss, etc. etc.
Speaking about touring the globe with the biggest band on the planet, Harry told us: “It’s really quite chilled. We just sit around in our dressing rooms and have a chat and look at videos on YouTube, play Heads Up and go home.”
Matt added: “We don’t see the boys [One Direction], every now and then we kind of bump into them, Niall Horan comes and hangs out in the dressing room occasionally.
“But it’s awesome, then you get to play in front of 60,000 people. We are going to places that none of us have ever been before and we are brand new in those places and we are playing with one of the biggest bands in the world.”
Danny Jones said of the UK dates: “We did Cardiff, the Millennium Stadium – I’d be up for London.”
Before Matt shot down all of our hopes and dreams of seeing our two faves, McBusted and One Direction, before they ever really got off the ground, retorting: “We are not doing them.”
With Harry quipping: “We chose not to.”
Needless to say, we really, really are hoping for a third McBusted tour following that blow.
Still, the more sporadic tour lifestyle no doubt suits our six fave boys down to a T, especially Tom Fletcher and Matt, who are both fathers now.
With both Tom and Danny telling us that they aren’t away from home anywhere near as much as they used to be, Matt finished up with the cutest anecdote about his four-year-old son, Ace, and wife, Emma Willis.
Matt dished: “It’s pretty chilled now; at the beginning of the year we were away a lot, which was tough, but it’s just the life we lead.
“My kids think I’m way cooler than I am. They both came to the show at the O2 this year, and I had told my son he had to scream.
“So he turned to my wife and asked, ‘mummy, when do we scream?’ and she said, ‘now!’. So he screamed then he looked at her and went, ‘more?’”
Harry joked: “He couldn’t see what all of the fuss was about.”
Too bloomin’ cute – and with fans that adorable, how could they ever consider splitting, eh?
McBusted’s tour DVD, McBusted: Most Excellent Adventure Tour is out on June 22.
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