Muse have announced which bands will be joining them as support acts on their upcoming UK Drones tour.
Set to be their most ambitious tour to date, the 'Supermassive Black Hole' and 'Psycho' space-rock trio will be playing a nationwide run of arena shows kicking off in April - and have now announced that they'll be joined by Nothing But Thieves and Phantogram respectively across the dates.
Speaking to Gigwise about their comparison to Muse, Nothing But Thieves frontman Conor Mason said: "Yeah I mean we're more influenced by Radiohead, but I get it because Muse were also influenced by Radiohead. Although it's a flattering comparison because we are from the same school of thought in terms of influences."
He continued: "We did learn a lot when we played with them in Rock in Roma about 5 months ago. It was a big 40,000 capacity and the way they just captivated the crowd, we learnt a lot from that. But it's also small intricacies you pick up on too, like the smoothness between songs and the little things that make it a very professional show. But that comes with playing to 40,000 people every day like they do. We pick up things from every front band we play with and follow."
Muse's upcoming UK tour dates are below. For tickets and more information, visit here.
Muse will play:
2 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (w/ Nothing But Thieves)
3 London O2 Arena (w/ Nothing But Thieves)
5 Dublin 3Arena (w/ Nothing But Thieves)
6 Belfast SSE Arena (w/ Nothing But Thieves)
8 Manchester Arena (w/ Nothing But Thieves)
9 Manchester Arena (w/ Phantogram)
11 London O2 Arena (w/ Phantogram)
12 London O2 Arena (w/ Phantogram)
14 London O2 Arena (w/ Phantogram)
15 London O2 Arena (w/ Phantogram)
17 Glasgow SSE Hydro (w/ Phantogram)
18 Glasgow SSE Hydro (w/ Nothing But Thieves)
See Muse's stage video below
The Drones World Tour 2015/2016 begins Tuesday in Mexico City. Watch the band perform for the first time “in the round” from the middle of the arena. This stage design and configuration will give fans a true 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience. View all dates now at muse.mu. Link in bio. #MuseDrones #Muse360
"We always like to use the modern technology in our shows, the latest video screens or light shows, lasers, whatever is out there," said Bellamy of the upcoming tour. "Drones are obviously an interesting thing to try to bring into the live show so we're going to try and do that. "There's going to be some difficulty with red tape of health and safety about flying things over, but the general thing idea is that as the tour starts that we'll be using flying objects."
Here's an image of the stage, as revealed by Ticketmaster