Muse have announced that they will be embarking on a worldwide tour next year, including four UK dates in April 2016.
Frontman, Matt Bellamy confirmed the news on BBC Radio 2 this morning, describing the upcoming tour as “the most elaborate production we’ve ever done,” that would include “lots of flying things… and real military drones.”
In a first for the band, Bellamy also revealed that the live shows would be “performed in the round” – i.e: from the middle of the arena. “It’s our version of The Wall, basically,” he said.
The Drones World Tour will see the band visiting several countries including Italy, Spain, Portugal and the Czech Republic, with more international dates set to follow. Meanwhile, in the UK, the rock trio are set to play at arenas in Manchester, Glasgow and London.
The UK dates are as follows:
8th April 2016 – Manchester Arena
11th/12th – London, O2 Arena
17th – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
Muse released their seventh studio album, Drones, back in June. Despite receiving mixed reviews, the record has proved to be a commercial success, after it sold over 73,000 copies in it’s first week.
Tickets go on general sale next week on Friday 18th September. O2 priority pre-sale tickets begin on Wednesday 16th September.