Rockers to join UK stars in Italy and Switzerland
Amelia Heathman

11:44 11th June 2013

Alternative rock band, Arcane Roots, have been announced as the tour support for Muse's European Stadium dates.

They will be supporting Muse on dates in Switzerland and Italy.

A spokesman said that the band  were 'handpicked' by Muse's drummer Dom Howard, who is a fan of their work. Arcane Roots' style is more closely linked to Muse than some of the rock giant's previous supports, like Dizzee Rascal and Bastille.

Arcane Roots will be supporting Muse on 15 June in Berne at the Stade De Suisse, on 6 July  at Stade Olimpico in Rome and 28 June at Stade Olimpico in Turin.

Watch the video for 'Slow' by Arcane Roots below:

Despite having only just released their debut album, Arcane Roots are playing a substantial amount of dates throughout the summer, incluing performances at Y Not Festival and Reading & Leeds.

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Below - who might play a secret set at Glastonbury 2013?

  • Prince: It just wouldn't be Glastonbury without a Prince rumour. With a rockier new sound and having expressed an urge to play more intimate venues, a surprise slot on a smaller stage might be the perfect chance for 'His Royal Badness' to get back to basics. Plus he's in Europe for a gig in Stockholm a couple of days before, so who knows?

  • Muse: The Devonshire space rockers have been owning the summer so far with their stadium-destroying madness. Sadly, they're playing in Italy on 28 and 29 June so it could prove a bit of a stretch - unless they finally hire a spaceship.

  • David Bowie: The Thin White Duke appears adamant not to tour his blinding comeback 'The Next Day'. However amid rumours that his live band have been rehearsing in New York, it wouldn't be the first time this year that Bowie shocked the world.

  • Kings of Leon: With a new boxset out, a new album on the horizon and UK dates in Manchester, London and Birmingham either side of Glastonbury, it could be the perfect opportunity for the 'Four Kicks' rockers to debut some of their 'youthful' new material. They're in Switzerland on the 29 June, but have 28 and 30 free - so who knows?

  • Blur: With no British dates confirmed for 2013 and the teasing of recording new material, could Glasto welcome Damon Albarn and co back into its hallowed fields? Maybe. There's a big gap in their schedule between Turkey on 21 June and Poland on 3 July.

  • One Direction: Yep, you heard. There have even been rumours of 1D making an appearance. We're with Nick Grimshaw on this one - no thanks.

  • Justin Timberlake: Set to preview the Legends of the Summer tour with Jay Z at July's Wireless Festival, could JT bring his Suit and Tie to Glasto?

  • Daft Punk: The French duo would be insane not to capitalise on the crazy success of Random Access Memories. The bookies have put their faith in Daft Punk making an appearance - but can you see it? Nile Rodgers is already there. The least we can hope for is for Pharrell to show up too and show Glasto why 'Get Lucky' is the anthem of the summer.

  • Radiohead: Thom Yorke usually finds a way to show up at Glasto somehow. Speaking to Zane Lowe about whether or not Atoms for Peace would be there this year, Yorke coyly replied: "Yes, no, maybe, not as the whole unit, maybe as a broken part of the unit. I've got to get in somehow for free, so...We are planning to go to Glastonbury, and so we have got to do something, but it might not be that."

  • The Strokes: With no promotion for their fifth album Comedown Machine, it seems pretty certain that the New Yorkers won't be there. The world seems to have forgotten that the record even came out in the first place.

  • Kanye West: Glasto has been waiting for a storming set from Yeezy for a long time. With new album Yeezus released on 18 June and no tour dates announced, Glasto might just get a little bit harder, better, faster, stronger.

  • Emeli Sande: As inevitable as Glastonbury mud, she always shows up somewhere, somehow. What a fitting name she has - like sand, she gets everywhere.

  • Queens of the Stone Age: Josh Homme and co have just released one of the best rock records of the year so far. It would be a shame for them to not tear a hole in Glastonbury.

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