August 2, 2012 15:35

Muse delay release of new album 'The 2nd Law' until October

Trio also confirm what their sixth studio album's lead-off single will be

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Muse have delayed the release of their new album 'The 2nd Law' until October.

The album had originally been scheduled to come out on September 17, but will now be released on October 1 in the UK and on October 2 in the US. No reason has been given for the delay, but one possible explanation could be to avoid clashing with The Killers' new album 'Battle Born', which is also due for release on September 17.

The band have also confirmed that the album's first single will be 'Madness', which will be released on August 20. They have not said whether the track will be debuted online or on radio prior to that date.

'The 2nd Law' is the follow-up to 2009's 'The Resistance' and has been recorded in London. It also contains recent single 'Survival' amid a total of 13 tracks.

The Devon trio will tour the UK in October, playing five shows. The gigs begin at Glasgow's SECC on October 24, before the band move onto London's O2 Arena for two shows on October 26 and 27. They then play Birmingham LG Arena on October 30 before finishing up at Manchester Arena on November 1.

The tracklisting for 'The 2nd Law' is as follows:

'Supremacy'
'Madness'
'Panic Station'
'Prelude'
'Survival'
'Follow Me'
'Animals'
'Explorers'
'Big Freeze'
'Save Me'
'Liquid State'
'The 2nd Law: Unsustainable'
'The 2nd Law: Isolated System'

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