Plus, shows lined up in Dubai and Cape Town
Muse have revealed that they are going to headline a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in April.
The prog rock trio will play the prestigious venue as part of this years series of concerts in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust.
The band’s frontman Matt Bellamy told BBC 6Music that Muse would definitely be playing the London venue, saying: “We are doing a couple of one-offs [gigs],” he said. “For example, we’re doing the Albert Hall Teenage Cancer Trust show in April, then we’ll do the V Festival and a couple of other sort of ‘holiday’ gigs.
Muse are also going to play some big shows, including Dubai, Johannesburg and Cape Town in March, and they also have plans to take their show to South America.
Bellamy said: “We’re gonna do Dubai. We actually wanted to go there anyway [on holiday] but we might as well do a gig there to pay for the trip. It’s the same with South America. We might go down for a sort of half-holiday and do a couple of gigs, because we have never been there before.”
He added: “What inspires us is the idea maybe of doing shows like Wembley Stadium, but trying to bring it to more countries around the world,” he said. “We haven’t really toured at stadium level. That’s something we would like to work towards.”
As previously reported, Muse will also headline this year’s V Festival, the band’s only European festival slot.
Muse are also confirmed to play:
Dubai Desert Rock Festival on March 8,
MyCoke Festival in Johannesburg on March 21
My Coke Festival in Cape Town on March 24.
See the band’s website for more details of the confirmed appearances: www.muse.mu.