Muse cancel Turkey gig after country’s attempted coup

Band offer full refund for show due to take place on July 26

Muse have cancelled their show in Turkey next week (July 26) after the country had an attempted military coup this weekend.

On Friday, armed forces attempted to overthrow President Recep Erdogan. The coup failed, but President Erdogan has launched a crackdown against the suspected coup leaders, with thousands of people arrested, and many fired from government jobs.

Muse had been due to play the Blue Night venue in Istanbul as one of seven remaining shows this year in support of their ‘Drones’ album.

A statement read: “We regret that, in light of recent capricious events in Turkey, we have decided to cancel our conert which was scheduled to take place on July 26. You can get a full refund of your tickets at www.biletix.com or all Bile outlets. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to seeing our Turkish fans in the future.”

Having headlined Glastonbury in June, Muse will finish touring in Germany at Rock Am See festival on August 20.

Muse recently contributed to the first official Glastonbury live album, ‘Stand As One’, which is released next week (July 29). It features songs from Coldplay, Foals, The Last Shadow Puppets, Chvrches, Two Door Cinema Club and Wolf Alice to raise money for Oxfam’s refugee appeal.