A Ticket for Everyone
Live album by
Released1 November 2004 (2004-11-01)
Recorded19 March 2004 (2004-03-19), Manchester Evening News Arena, England
GenrePop rock, pop punk
LabelUniversal Island Records
ProducerSteve Robson
Busted chronology
A Ticket for Everyone
Night Driver

A Ticket for Everyone is a live album by English pop punk band Busted. It contains twelve tracks recorded during the Manchester leg of their A Present for Everyone tour, plus the studio version of "Thunderbirds Are Go!", which had not previously been included on an album in the United Kingdom. The album contains live versions of the group's singles, as well as a cover of the 1978 Undertones song "Teenage Kicks" and album track "That Thing You Do". The European version of the albums omits "She Wants to Be Me", due to contractual issues, and the studio version of "Thunderbirds Are Go!", as it was previously issued on the 2004 reissue of A Present for Everyone in Europe.



Additional musicians


Bourne, Simpson, and Willis were augmented by Chris Banks, Damon Wilson, and Chris Leonard. On bbc.co.uk, Adam Cumiskey stated: "The live element of this album is slightly staid: there's no improvisation in the songs; they sound exactly like the singles. However, with their swagger and confidence... they manage to resist sounding like a contestant in a battle of the bands competition".[1]

Unlike their two studio albums, A Ticket for Everyone was only a minor hit on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at number 11.[2] Busted officially split up two months after its release.[3] An accompanying DVD featuring footage from the Manchester concerts was released with the same title. The DVD went Platinum in the UK.

Track listing

A Ticket for Everyone CD
  1. "Air Hostess" (6:31)
  2. "That Thing You Do" (3:48)
  3. "What I Go to School For" (3:32)
  4. "She Wants to Be Me" (3:36)
  5. "3AM" (3:54)
  6. "Who's David" (3:55)
  7. "Thunderbirds Are Go" (3:15)
  8. "Teenage Kicks" (2:54)
  9. "You Said No" (3:17)
  10. "Year 3000" (3:55)
  11. "Sleeping with the Light On" (4:13)
  12. "Crashed the Wedding" (3:54)
  13. "Thunderbirds Are Go" (Studio Version) (3:11)
A Ticket for Everyone DVD
  1. Air Hostess
  2. That Thing You Do
  3. What I Go to School For
  4. She Wants to Be Me
  5. 3AM
  6. Why?
  7. Britney
  8. Who's David
  9. Teenage Kicks
  10. Better Than This
  11. Where Is the Love?
  12. Fake
  13. Nerdy
  14. You Said No
  15. Year 3000
  16. Sleeping with the Light On
  17. Crashed the Wedding



Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[8] Platinum 300,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ Cumiskey, Adam (20 November 2002). "Busted Live: A Ticket for Everyone Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Live - A Ticket For Everyone by Busted". αCharts.us. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Busted Confirm Split". NME. IPC Media. 14 January 2005. ISSN 0028-6362. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Busted". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  7. ^ "End of Year Album Chart Top 100 – 2004". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  8. ^ "British album certifications – Busted – Live: A Ticket For Everyone". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 29 May 2021.