Muse have announced details of a special charity gig in London next month – and it’s one that will see fans determine the direction of the show.
The trio of Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard will perform at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on August 19 in aid of The Passage – a London resource centre for homeless and vulnerable people.
Billed as a “by request show”, tickets holders can choose up to 10 of their favourite Muse tracks. All the votes will then be collated and used to determine the gig’s set list.
Speaking of the charitble nature of the gig, Muse’s Matt Ballemy said: “We have admired The Passage’s work for a while now. Their work is vital to the community in London.
“We are looking forward to doing our bit to help the amazing staff and volunteers and the homeless people who benefit from their tireless hard work.”
The Passage’s CEO Mick Clarke added: “The Passage is really grateful that Muse are doing a concert to raise money for, and awareness of, the vital work we do to end homelessness for those who come to our doors.
“It is frighteningly easy to end up on the street and this concert helps ensure that The Passage will be there for those who have nowhere else to turn to.”
Muse released their new single, ‘Dig Down’, in May and will set out on a North American campaign later this month. They then return to the UK to headline the Reading and Leeds Festival in August.
Tickets for the gig will go on sale here at 9am on Friday, July 6. All profits will go directly to the charity. Muse fan club members and Reading and Leeds ticket holders will have access to an exclusive pre-sale 48 hours in advance.