May 24, 2013 11:40

Muse to perform at 'World War Z' premiere in London next week

Band will play live at St James’s Park for launch of new Brad Pitt movie

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Muse will perform live in front of 15,000 people at the premiere of World War Z in London next week (June 2).

The band have contributed a large amount of music to the film, which stars Brad Pitt as a former UN investigator attempting to save the world from a pandemic threatening to wipe out the human race. To mark the launch of the film in the UK, Muse will appear at Horse Guards Parade Ground, St. James’s Park, after the film screens in London’s Leicester Square. Tickets for the live performance will be available from May 28.

Around 14 minutes of Muse music reportedly features in the film, with the 2012 '2nd Law' album track 'Isolated System' used throughout. Speaking to Billboard, Randy Spendlove, Paramount Pictures' President of Motion Picture Music, said: "It made the movie feel and sound really cool. After we layered in the music, we reached out to their management in the US and the UK (to see how we could reach beyond the movie. We wanted it to be bigger than that."

Paramount will film the concert and plan to fly US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel over to host the event, which will then be released to the public at a later date.

Meanwhile, Muse kicked off the first of their four UK stadium dates in Coventry on Wednesday night (May 22). Click here to read a full report and see the band's setlist.

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