Matt Bellamy teases fans with tweet
Andrew Trendell

16:03 14th August 2013

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Muse have teased fans with further hints of embarking on a tour to mark their 20th anniversary next year.

Yesterday, Muse played a bizarre set packed with rareties, b-sides and old favourites at The Zepp in Tokyo, Japan. Fans then took to the internet to voice their shock and delight.

Frontman Matt Bellamy then responded by Tweeting: 

The news comes after the suggestion was aired earlier this year, when drummer, Dom Howard, teased fans by saying that the band, now used to stadium and headlining festivals, might play a 'little club' show in 2014.

Many fans expected Muse to do something to mark the 10 anniversary of their debut album Showbiz in 1999, but it seems the band were pre-occupied with promoting their album at the time, The Resistance.

Watch the video for 'Muscle Museum' from Showbiz below:

Speaking to Xfm's Gordon Smart in April, Howard said, "It's our 20th anniversary year and I can't believe it - it's February next year or something so I think we'll definitely do something special for it.

"Hopefully [we'll] do some special shows for it or something. It will be nice to celebrate that and play some little club somewhere and go 'Jesus Christ, can't believe we're 20 years old as a band!'"

 Below: 12 spectacular shots of Muse live at Emirates Stadium

  • Opening with 'Supremacy', Muse pulled off yet another unforgettable stadium show.

  • As well as tracks from their later albums, Muse also treated fans to favourites from their 1999 debut such as 'Sunburn' and 'Unintended'.

  • Across their two nights at the Emirates, Muse were supported by Bastille, The 1975 and Dizzee Rascal.

  • Highlights from Muse's hit-packed set included 'Hysteria', 'Plug In Baby', 'Bliss', 'Stockholm Symdrome' and 'Knights of Cydonia'

  • Switching from piano to guitar throughout the set, Matt Bellamy led his band through yet another operatic tour de force.

  • It's no wonder that the people of Coventry thought that Ricoh Arena was on fire when Muse roadtested their stage show there, eh?

  • The weekend also saw Muse perform 'Butterflies and Hurricanes' from 2003's Absolution for the first time since 2011.

  • We've said it before and we'll say it again: no one shreds quite like Matt Bellamy.

  • During 'Blackout', a ballerina was suspended over the crowd from a giant floating lightbulb. You don't get THAT at a Beady Eye show, right?

  • Before taking their huge tour to Europe, Muse will next play the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on 1st June.

  • Muse have also announced a free London show following the premiere of World War Z in St James' Park on Sunday 2 June.

  • At 27 songs, Muse's sets at the Emirates were the longest they've played in their career to date.

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