Muse cover Chvrches in Radio 1’s Live Lounge – watch

Band performed 'Lies' and a host of their own songs in live session

Muse have covered ‘Lies’ by Chvrches as part of BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge month.

The band were guests on Clara Amfo’s morning show today (September 11) and performed the cover, which can be heard below.

In addition to the Chvrches cover, Muse played their own songs ‘Psycho’, ‘Dead Inside’, ‘Super Massive Black Hole’, ‘Mercy’ and ‘Knights of Cydonia’ during the session.

The cover marks a big day for Muse, who will headline a London gig at Camden’s Electric Ballroom tonight. They have also confirmed the details of a ‘Drones World Tour’ which will see them play UK arena dates in April 2016.

Frontman Matt Bellamy confirmed the news of the UK tour on BBC Radio 2 this morning, saying the tour would feature the “most elaborate production we’ve done” and would include “lots of flying things… and real military drones”.

Bellamy also stated that the live show would be “performed in the round”, adding, “it’s our version of The Wall, basically”.

‘The Drones World Tour’ will see the band perform for the first time in the round from the middle of the arena. The UK dates include gigs in Manchester, Glasgow and two nights in London. Dates in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Czech Republic have also been announced with more to follow.

Muse will play

Manchester, Arena (April 8)
London, O2 Arena (April 11, 12)
Glasgow, SSE Hydro (April 17)

Tickets go on general sale next Friday (September 18), with fan pre-sale beginning on Wednesday (September 16).

O2 Priority Tickets for Muse are available Wednesday September 16 at 10 am – 48 hours before general release. See all the information.

Muse are the latest artist to participate in the station’s Live Lounge Month. Florence + The Machine, The Weeknd and The Libertines will all record live sessions with a Live Lounge scheduled throughout September. Earlier this week Wolf Alice covered a One Direction song and Slaves covered Chemical Brothers.

Upcoming Radio 1 Live Lounges:


Gabrielle Aplin (September 12)
Nero (13)
The Libertines (14)
Rhodes & Birdy (15)
Disclosure + Sam Smith (16)
Carly Rae Jepsen (17)
Rudimental (18)
Charlie Puth (19)
Borns (20)
Coasts (21)
Naughty Boy feat. Arrow Benjamin (22)
Chvrches (23)
Nothing But Thieves (24)
Selena Gomez (25)
Jack Garratt (26)
Ellie Goulding (27)
Florence & The Machine (28)
John Newman (29)
The Weeknd (30)