Muse's Matt Bellamy: 'When I was younger I didn't have any dream to be a rock star'

Rocker says he wanted to be in a classical or jazz band

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Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has admitted that he never dreamed of being a rock star when he was growing up.

"When I was younger, my dream was always to be in music, but I didn’t have any dream to be a rock star," he told The Sun. "I wanted to be in a classical band or a jazz band…So when I started, I wanted to learn the jazz piano, or maybe the clarinet."

Muse fans will be glad he chose the rock path, as the band get set for a huge summer of shows ahead of them. Speaking previously about what's in store on their forthcoming UK arena dates this summer, Bellamy said: "We've got a bunch of new songs to play and the show is going to be completely different to last time. This tour we're trying to reach out and be closer to the fans. I think the last tour we were a bit distant at times. This time we have got a bigger stage and the thrust to get out there, shake hands – and I might do some stagediving."

The band, who released new album 'The 2nd Law' in 2012, will play four shows in the UK, starting in Coventry on May 22 before two shows at London's Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal FC, on May 25 and 26. The short jaunt will end in Manchester on June 1. Dizzee Rascal will support on all dates.

Muse will play:

Coventry Ricoh Arena (May 22)
London Emirates Stadium (25, 26)
Manchester Etihad Stadium (June 1)


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