Muse announce biggest ever stadium tour for Europe



Muse have announced their biggest ever stadium tour for 2013 when they will play in cities across Europe.

The band will start at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 22 May, before visiting places including Manchester, Barcelona and Amsterdam.

Muse are already currently touring Europe and have also announced dates in Japan in early 2013.

Their latest album, The 2nd Law, has topped the charts in more than 20 countries since its release in October.

Muse's 2013 UK stadium dates

    • 22 May - Ricoh Arena, Coventry
    • 25 and 26 May - Emirates Stadium, London
    • 1 June - Ethiad Stadium, Manchester

The next single from that album, Follow Me, is due out in December.

Earlier this year the band spoke to Newsbeat about bassist Chris Wolstenholme's alcohol problem.

After a 10-year battle he said: "I feel great, I did the whole of the last album sober."

He also spoke about Muse's ambitions, which including playing more gigs on a large scale.

"In 2010 we started playing stadium tours. We did Wembley in 2007 but in 2010 we started to do more stadiums and there are a lot more places we would like to go."