With the next album planned for 2015, band say there are no plans for 2014 UK slots
michael baggs
16:53 29th November 2013

Muse have seemingly quashed hopes of a huge return to the UK festival scene in 2014, with bassist Chris Wolstenholme claiming the band currently have no plans to perform at a UK event next summer.

Hopes were high that the band might mark their 20 year anniversary with a huge festival slot, with the likes of Glastonbury, Reading + Leeds and the returning Sonisphere still unannounced. However, despite recently confirming a slot at Lollapalooza Brazil, Wolstenholme tells Gigwise that it is unlikely they will return for UK festival in 2014.

When asked directly about festival plans, Wolstenholme told us: "I don't think we will do any UK festivals until the next album is out."

Matt Bellamy has recently suggested that there will be no new Muse album before 2015.

Discussing the band's next release, Wolstenholme also adds that while their current plan is to return to a more rock sound, they will not know the shape the album is going to take until they get into the studio.

"I think it's always hard to say until you actually get in the studio because songs often end up in a very different place to where they started, but I think the initial idea is to keep things a bit rawer and more rock initially," he adds. "We will see where it takes us."

Muse release the DVD and accompanying soundtrack of their epic summer show in Italy, Muse Live At The Rome Olympic Stadium on Monday, 2 December 2013. Click here to read our full review of the film.

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