McFly reunite with London O2 show, 2020 UK tour and new album
English rock band McFly is back with a one-off London O2 Arena show on 20 November, a new album and a UK tour in 2020.
All four original members are onboard and on-stage for the comeback concerts as well, including Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd. Previously, the group enjoyed seven UK No. 1 singles, five top-10 albums, six sold-out tours and 10 million records sold worldwide.
Clearly fans were saying “Please, Please” for a McFly reunion as the band’s concert at the O2 on 22 November 2019 sold out in minutes. Given the massively positive response, the band decided to extend their comeback into a full 2020 tour.
In a statement quoted by STV, McFly said, ”The past week it has been incredible to feel so much support for our band after being away for so long. Selling out the O2 so fast has proved, once again, that we have the best fans in the world and we want to play to as many of you as possible. So we are very excited to announce our first arena tour in almost 10 years."
Fans also have new material to look forward to with their upcoming album, The Lost Songs, and a fresh single: “Red". The record gets its name because its content includes unreleased material from 2011 — right before McFly joined forces with fellow British rockers Busted to form the supergroup McBusted.
"McBusted was born and it was way bigger than we anticipated so we shelved the McFly album," the band says according to BBC.
"We put all of our energy into it and it was lost in the abyss of our hard drives. Before we get to the next part in the McFly journey, those songs need to be heard.”
Formed in 2003 and named after Marty McFly from the film “Back to the Future”, the band hasn’t released a new record since Above The Noise in 2010. When they went on hiatus in 2015, their relationships were allegedly more rocky than rock ’n roll — with drummer Harry Judd saying their friendships were “in the worst place they had been in the entire 13 years we’d known each other” according to the Daily Star.
Fortunately, the band is back and stronger than ever. Keep reading for everything you need to know before you go to see McFly at London's O2 Arena or their 2020 UK tour.
McFly fast facts
- Formed: 2003
- Group members: Tom Fletcher (lead vocals, guitar, and piano), Danny Jones (lead vocals, harmonica, and guitar), Dougie Poynter (bass guitar), Harry Judd (drums)
- Number of studio albums: 5 released; 1 upcoming
- Musical style: Pop rock
- Record sales: 10 million worldwide
- Most famous singles: “5 Colours in Her Hair”, “Obviously”, “That Girl”, “All About You”, “You’ve Got a Friend”, “I’ll Be OK”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “Please, Please”, “Star Girl”, “Baby’s Coming Back”, “Transylvania”, “Shine a Light”, “Lies”
When is the release date for McFly’s new album?
While McFly have released promotional material and two new songs, “Red” and “Touch the Rain”, from their upcoming album, they have yet to give it an official release date. Instead, a new track from The Lost Songs will be made available digitally every Sunday in the lead-up to their one-off show at the O2 in November.
What are McFly’s 2020 UK tour dates?
McFly will launch their 2020 tour on 26 April in Liverpool before moving on to Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Brighton, London and Birmingham. Their final show will be on 10 May in Nottingham.
Clearly the boys have been keen to get back on the road and ride the millennial nostalgia wave, with bass guitarist Dougie Poynter telling The Sun: "McFly is my identity, I have been Dougie from McFly longer than I haven't, I love that and it never gets boring. It's good to know that people still care — I like that.”
This is seconded by lead singer Tom Fletcher, who said, “Something we all love – touring in the past for us has been the thing we look forward to the most and something I can't wait to show my kids what that's like.”
He continues, ”Coming down to the venues and hanging out, and seeing catering, the dressing room, coming on stage for the soundcheck ... That's going to be an amazing new experience for us all who have kids. Performing live in front of your fans is the best experience ever, with your best friends on stage – you cannot beat that experience. I can't wait for that.”
McFly 2020 tour dates:
- 26 April — M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
- 28 April — Utilita Arena, Newcastle
- 1 May — Manchester Arena, Manchester
- 2 May — First Direct Arena, Leeds
- 4 May — Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
- 5 May — Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
- 6 May — Brighton Centre, Brighton
- 8 May — SSE Wembley Arena, London
- 9 May — Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
- 10 May — Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
How to get McFly tickets?
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