We've been waiting for news about a Muse tour since the group released its latest album, Drones, on June 5. The good news is we have it; the bad news it's overseas, at least for right now.
The trio will begin a short tour of its native U.K. on April 8 in Manchester England, with two shows in London (April 11-12) and one in Glasgow, Scotland on April 17. Frontman Matt Bellmany told BBC Radio 2 that the shows would be performed in the round and would feature "the most elaborate production we've ever done...lots of flying things -- and real military drones...It's our version of 'The Wall,' basically."
However, Muse will be leaving those trappings at home tonight (September 11) when it plays a short-notice gig at the Electric Ballroom, an 1,100-capacity venue in north London.
There's no word on when Muse will bring the Drones World Tour to North America, although news on that front is expected soon.
Drones debuted at No. 1 on several charts around the world, including in the U.S. and the U.K.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.