Muse has extended the North American leg of its current world tour in support of the band's latest album, The 2nd Law. The British trio has unveiled eight new arena dates starting on September 3rd in Charlotte, North Carolina and finishing up on the 19th in Salt Lake City. Tickets for all the newly announced dates will go on sale this Friday (April 12th) at 10:00 AM. Cage The Elephant will open all the new dates.
Bassist Chris Wolstenholme told us that Muse always tries to make its concerts more than just a performance of songs: "That's always the aim, really, is just to come up with something that just looks really impressive, you know, and something that kind of ties in a little bit to the concept of the album but, you know, more importantly, something that becomes an experience and not just a gig, you know."
- Fan club members will get a chance to purchase tickets one day earlier on Thursday (April 11th).
- Muse headlined a free concert in Atlanta this past weekend in conjunction with the NCAA's Final Four. The group just kicked off a new North American run and performs Wednesday night (April 10th) in Toronto.
- The 2nd Law is Muse's sixth studio effort and came out last October. Singles from the disc include "Madness," "Follow Me" and "Panic Station."
- Newly announced Muse tour dates (subject to change):
September 3 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Center Arena
September 4 - Atlanta, GA - Gwinnett Arena
September 6 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
September 8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
September 9 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
September 11 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
September 17 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
September 19 - Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena
- Since forming in 1994, Muse has released six studio albums that have sold upwards of 15 million albums worldwide.
- 2009's The Resistance reached Number One in 19 countries around the world and won a Best Rock Album Grammy Award and an American Music Award.
- In July 2012, Muse's song "Survival" was adopted as the official song of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
- The recent single "Madness" broke the record for the most weeks at Number One on Billboard's Alternative Chart.
CHECK IT OUT: Watch Muse perform "Madness" at a rare club show in London as part of the War Child 20th anniversary benefit show in February:
Muse's Chris Wolstenholme On Shows Being More Than Just Music