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MUSE TAKE ON THE US!

The hotly-tipped Devon outfit are the latest UK band attempting to win hearts and minds Stateside - and they might just make it...

MUSE, the Devon trio tipped for greatness this year, are the latest UK band attempting to crack the US market when they embark on a 14 date American tour supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers and THE FOO FIGHTERS.

>Kicking off tomorrow (March 24) in Minneapolis, they play a series of arenas ending up in Chattanooga on April 12. Following these shows, they are slated to strike out on a headlining tour of the States between April 13 - May 5, though venues are yet to be confirmed.

Muse will return to Europe on May 16 headlining dates in France and Germany before a brief British tour, warming them up for their summer festival appearances.

Meanwhile, the band will release new single 'Unintended' through Mushroom Records on June 5.

The full dates on the extensive American and European legs of their tour are as follows:

(As support to Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Foo Fighters): Minneapolis, MN, Target Centre (March 24); Madison, WI, Dane County Expo Centre (25); Carbondake, IL, SIU Arena (27); Champaign, IL, Assembly Arena (28); Dayton, OH, Nutter Centre (30); Columbus, OH, Value City Arena (31); Amherst, MA, Mullins Centre (April 2); Albany, NY, Pepsi Centre (3); State College, PA, Bryce Jordan Arena (5); Roanoke, VA, Civic Centre (6); Bloomington, IN, Assembly Hall (8); Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena (9); Knoxville, TN, Thompson Bolling Arena (11); Chattanooga, TN, UTC Arena (12).

(As Headliners):

Lille L'Aereonef (May 16); Strasbourg La Laitcrie (17); Hamburg Grunspan (19); Berlin Columbia Fritz (21); Munich Elserhalle (22); Stuttgart Rohre (23); Grenoble La Summin (25); Clermont-Ferrand La Cooperative (26); Dijon La Vapeur (27); Portsmouth Pyramid (29); Liverpool L2 (30); Newcastle University (31); Glasgow Garage (June 2); Sheffield Leadmill (June 3); Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (4); London Astoria (6); London Astoria (7); T-In-The-Park, second stage (July 9); Reading Festival, headline second stage (August 25); Leeds Festival, headline second stage (28).

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