Busted star to play in Dublin with new band

Teen icon Charlie Simpson will rock Dublin with new act Fightstar just 48 hours after quitting boyband Busted.

Teen icon Charlie Simpson will rock Dublin with new act Fightstar just 48 hours after quitting boyband Busted.

The 19-year-old kicks off his new life at the Ambassador on Sunday night hoping to crack the charts all over again.

The blond pin-up said he had three amazing years with Busted but was devoted to Fightstar. His former bandmates decided they could not carry on without him.

Busted shot to fame in September 2002 with the single ‘What I Go To School For’ and former public schoolboy Simpson leading the band to the top of the charts. The trio, however, have not ruled out a reunion.

Simpson’s Fightstar will support American pop-rockers Taking Back Sunday, and San Francisco five-piece Communique.

Taking Back Sunday are hotly tipped to top charts around the world after tour dates alongside the likes of The Strokes, Blink 182 and the Beastie Boys.

The band’s second studio album ‘Where You Want To Be’ follows 2002’s ‘Tell All Your Friends’ and includes the latest single, ‘A Decade Under The Influence’, as well as ‘The Photograph is Proof (I Know You Know)’ featured on the soundtrack to Spiderman 2.

This Sunday’s hotly-anticipated Dublin show kicks off a 12 date UK & Ireland tour winding up with a show at London’s Brixton Academy on January 28.

Tickets for Taking Back Sunday in Dublin are €22.50 and are on-sale now from Soundcellar, Ticketmaster in Dublin city centre and usual outlets nationwide.

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