Following the transatlantic chart success of their latest album Drones, rock titans Muse have announced an extensive world tour to support the record, including a handful of massive concerts in Britain in April 2016.

The three-piece will perform their first ever gigs “in the round”, meaning they’ll be playing on a circular stage in the middle of the arena in order to give fans a full 360 degree experience. Lead singer Matt Bellamy also promised fans “lots of flying things and real military drones” as part of the live set.

MuseMuse have announced five UK and Ireland dates for their latest world tour

The Drones World Tour will take in Dublin, Manchester, two dates in London before ending in Glasgow during April next year. At the same time, Muse announced dates in Lisbon, Madrid, two in Milan and one in Prague.

They also promised fans around the world that they were intending to tour a number of other countries too, and that the precise dates would be revealed in due course. “Fans in Germany, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Canada and the United States of America… Stay tuned” they said via their website.

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Muse’s seventh studio album Drones came out at the start of June, and sold 73,000 copies in its first week to reach Number 1. It was also the band’s first chart-topping album in the United States, and debuted at the top in 19 other countries around the world.

Ahead of the release of Drones, the Teignmouth trio performed a handful of intimate dates in the kind of smaller venues they began their career by playing, followed by a set at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich in May.

Muse's UK dates on The Drones World Tour are:

5 April: Dublin, 3Arena Dublin
8 April: Manchester, Manchester Arena
11 + 12 April: London, The O2
17 April: Glasgow, SSE Hydro

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