The European leg of Muse‘s Drones World Tour kicks off in a few days and the band have just confirmed who’ll be supporting them on the run.
X Ambassadors*, Nothing But Thieves+, De Staat% and Phantogram^ will be playing at select gigs. For the who/what/where/when check out the list below.
26 Paris, France – Bercy Arena*
27 Paris, France – Bercy Arena*
29 | Paris, France – Bercy Arena^
01 Paris, France – Bercy Arena^
03 Paris, France – Bercy Arena+
04 Paris, France – Bercy Arena+
06 Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena+
07 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome^
09 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome^
10 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome^
12 Brussels, Belgium – Palais 12+
13 Brussels, Belgium – Palais 12+
15 Brussels, Belgium – Palais 12+
16 Brussels, Belgium – Palais 12+
31 Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle%
02 Birmingham, England – Barclaycard Arena+
03 London, England – The O2+
05 Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena Dublin+
06 Belfast, Northern Ireland – The SSE Arena+
08 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena+
09 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena^
11 London, England – The O2^
12 London, England – The O2^
14 London, England – The O2^
15 London, England – The O2^
17 Glasgow, Scotland – SSE Hydro^
18 Glasgow, Scotland – SSE Hydro+
The eagle-eyed Nothing But Thieve fans among you will realise that some of these dates clash with their headline tour. Taking to Twitter the band explain, “Two days ago we got a call from Muse’s team offering us dates on their tour. As I’m sure you know, this is absolutely huge for a band in our position. However, when we saw the dates conflicted with our headline tour, we were obviously torn – rescheduling dates is not something we enjoy doing. We spent ages discussing what to do amongst ourselves, with our management, booking agent, and RCA.
“We worked out that we can reschedule most of the headline dates that clash with Muse within a couple of weeks (end of March, mid April) which would mean we could do both tours around the same time. It’s not ideal, but it’s the best we could do. (We asked Muse to move their entire arena tour for us but sadly they declined. Bit rude!)
“So we’re writing to say we’re really sorry if this is a pain for you. At the end of the day, it’s a one-time opportunity that we just couldn’t walk away from. We are going to play as many headline dates as possible that don’t conflict with the Muse dates. Then, we are working on rescheduling the missed dates very quickly. Seeing as we just got this news, we don’t have the dates to tell you yet, but we will get that info to you asap, hopefully as soon as Monday.
“Tickets will all be refundable or honoured for the rescheduled shows. We hope you can still make it out to see us. We are working on ways to make this up to you, we won’t forget that you’re doing us a favour.”
The unaffected Nothing But Thieves dates are below with the rescheduled dates coming ‘soon’.
11 Netherlands, Nijmegen
12 London Calling, Amsterdam
29 Southend, UK
31 London, UK
01 Birmingham, UK
07 Glasgow, UK
09 Bristol, UK