BUSTED super fans are this morning snapping up priority tickets to see their heroes in action in Southampton next month.

Staff at the city's 02 Guildhall Southampton have seen a surge in ticket sales ahead of the general sale launch on Friday at 10am.

The trio are touring in support of their hotly anticipated fourth album Half Way There, which finds them returning to their hyperactive pop-punk sound for the first time since 2003’s all-conquering, multi-Platinum album A Present For Everyone and recently added the Hampshire date to their schedule.

The return of Busted has seen the pop-punk power trio go back to the future as they prepare to reignite their glory days. The started the campaign for the new album by playing three chaotic sold-out shows in a day at the 100 Club, and then dropped a throwback video for Nineties which revived the days of Top of the Pops, Blind Date, Nirvana and white-suited boy bands. To cap it all, their recent track Reunion shot to Number 1 on the iTunes Rock Chart.

James Bourne, Charlie Simpson and Matt Willis have promised the ultimate Busted album.

At the live shows, fans will be treated to classics including Year 3000 and Crashed The Wedding, alongside tracks from the new album.

Simpson told the Daily Echo: “It still has humorous elements and we’re still having a lot of fun, but we have some very poignant songs too. Our fans grew up with us so they’ll be able to relate to them too.”

Half Way There is Busted’s fourth album and their second after returning with Night Driver in 2016. The title is a play on the reference in their huge hit Year 3000 to the band releasing their seventh album. Now they’re halfway to achieving precisely that, and far ahead of schedule.