SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

February 06, 2007 08:00 ET

MUSE to Tour the U.S. With My Chemical Romance

Multiple Award Nominations Announced

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 --MUSE, one of Britain's biggest bands, have secured the Special Guest slot with label mates My Chemical Romance this Spring. Dates have been confirmed for April and May and are listed below. Prior to the U.S. Spring tour, MUSE will perform in Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong later this month. A tour of Japan will follow in March leading up to the American dates. As reported previously, MUSE will also headline a pair of shows in California prior to the tour. At press time, the Los Angeles date at the Forum is now sold out.

The Devon-based trio -- Matt Bellamy (vocals/guitars), Chris Wolstenholme (bass) and Dom Howard (drums) -- are one of the U.K.'s most critically celebrated bands and among the top box office-draws in Europe. Nominations for the 2007 Mastercard-sponsored Brit Awards have just been announced and this year, MUSE has placed in three categories: Best British Group, Best British Live Act, and Mastercard Best British Album - "Black Holes And Revelations." MUSE have also snagged five nominations from the NME Awards including: Best British Group, Best Live Band, Best Album - "Black Holes And Revelations," Best Track - "Supermassive Black Hole," and Sexiest Man - Matt Bellamy. This past November, MUSE won awards for Best Alternative Act and Best Live Act at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Video Awards. The 2007 Brit Awards will be held at Earls Court in London on February 14, 2007. The NME Awards will take place March 1, 2007, at London's Hammersmith Palais.

Here in the U.S., the band's ascent continues to soar. "Starlight," the new single from "Black Holes And Revelations," is currently Top 5 at alterative radio including KROQ in Los Angeles. This marks the band's 4th consecutive Top 10 at that format. Add in skyrocketing digital track sales, online streams, YouTube views, and current MTV 2 rotations, the cumulative momentum has resulted in over 250,000 scanned sales in the U.S. to date.

The American press has also responded in kind: "'Black Holes And Revelations' will push your pleasure buttons," quoted Rolling Stone. Entertainment Weekly offered, "If prog is indeed the new punk, these guys are its Green Day." Blender Magazine enthused, "It has the momentum of a meteor."

Don't miss MUSE live and on tour this Spring. They are truly a force of nature all their own.

Mon     April 9       Bill Graham Civic                 San Francisco, CA*
Tues    April 10      The Forum                         Los Angeles, CA*
Sat     April 14      Reliant Arena                     Houston, TX
Mon     April 16      AT&T Center                       San Antonio, TX
Wed     April 18      Pensacola Civic Center            Pensacola, FL
Thurs   April 19      St. Pete Times Forum              Tampa, FL
Sun     April 22      Bank Atlantic                     Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Tues    April 24      Gwinnett Center                   Atlanta, GA
Wed     April 25      Nashville Municipal Auditorium    Nashville, TN
Thurs   April 26      Cricket Arena                     Charlotte, NC
Fri     April 27      Merriweather Post Pavilion        Washington, DC
Sat     April 28      William and Mary Hall             Williamsburg, VA
Sun     April 29      Bryce Jordan Center               State College, PA
Tues    May 1         Nationwide Arena                  Columbus, OH
Wed     May 2         Petersen Events Center            Pittsburgh, PA
Sun     May 6         Cumberland Civic Center           Portland, ME
Tues    May 8         DCU Center                        Worcester, MA
Sat     June 16       Wembley Stadium                   London, ENG*
Sun     June 17       Wembley Stadium                   London, ENG*
Sat     June 23       Parcs Des Princes                 Paris, FRA*
*denotes headlining date

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