Muse confirm new tour

Trio say they are also set to support U2 this year

Muse have confirmed they will tour this autumn.

A message posted on Muse.mu stated that the band – who are currently working on the follow up to 2006’s ‘Black Holes And Revelations’ – will play shows across Europe and North America later this year.

The post also revealed that Muse are to support U2 on some of their forthcoming North American tour this September.

The full message reads:

“We are pleased to confirm that Muse will be touring in the UK, Europe and North America this autumn.

“Full details on the UK and European dates will be announced soon, but for now we can confirm that the band will be special guests to U2 at a number of their North American shows this September, including New York on September 24.

“The remaining U2 dates will be announced in the coming weeks.”

Muse‘s drummer Dom Howard recently posted a blog on his MySpace page stating that the album sessions are going well.

“We’ve probably got two more [songs] to record from scratch then we might be almost looking at a complete album,” he wrote.

“Then strings, synth sparkles, llamas toenails, gongs and anything else we can think of that will help us perceive they [the songs] are finished. The hardest bit is finishing.”

Howard added that the album is sounding “fucking great,” and that he is looking forward to playing it live.