EXCITABLE Boyband McBusted talked cakes, The Cockpit and all things Leeds when they came to the city today.
The lovable lads visited the First Direct Arena to talk to the YEP about their upcoming tour, but inevitably ended up steering the conversation onto their love of baking and wandering around the streets of Leeds at Halloween.
The supergroup, made up of band members from McFly and Busted, will perform at the arena in March.
Speaking about his love for the city, McFly lead singer and guitarist Danny Jones said: “Leeds is a great, vibey place.”
Busted’s James Bourne told the YEP he used to live in the city centre, and was upset to hear legendary music venue The Cockpit had shut.
He said: “The Cockpit was a good place – why did it close?!”
Drummer Harry Judd jokingly added that a petition should be started up to resurrect it, before explaining he’s visited the city several times to see friends. Speaking about a previous visit, he said: “We were wandering the streets of Leeds looking for somewhere to eat last Halloween. There were people dressed as zombies, which was a bit weird.
“But Leeds is a solid city.”
Busted’s Matt Willis said: “We have spent quite a lot of time in Leeds in the past few years and really like it.”
The band also spoke of their plans to visit Red’s True BBQ in the city centre, and added they were keen to give footgolf a go at the Leeds Golf Centre.
Speaking about how their upcoming gig will differ from their sold-out tour last year, Harry joked: “We will be baking a cake live on stage – the biggest cake ever.
“Bring your apron, a spatula and a whisk because we are going to be stirring up a storm in Leeds!”
Dougie added: “The cake is the real star of the show – the rising star.”
McBusted will step on the stage at the arena on March 18 with their Most Excellent Adventure Tour.
For details, visit firstdirectarena.com.