Muse announce UK tour for April 2016: ‘There will be drones’

Tickets go on general sale from next Friday (September 18)

Muse have announced that they will tour the UK next year.

Frontman Matt Bellamy confirmed the news 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).

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Last month the band were forced to deny rumours that they would be headlining Bestival on the Isle of Wight. Fans then asked if they would be touring the US, to which Matt Bellamy replied “Yes later in the year.” Asked if there would also be a European tour, Bellamy responded, “Yes. Next year.”

Muse released their seventh album ‘Drones’ in June, topping the UK Albums Chart in the process. The record sold 73,000 copies in its first week on sale and is the group’s fifth UK Number One of their career.


Matt Bellamy has claimed that ‘Drones’ is Muse’s best album, admitting, “That’s not something I’ve been able to say for a while.”

Bellamy also recently told NME about visiting the White House and talking conspiracy theories with former Secretary Of State Colin Powell.

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


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