Muse Announces North American Tour With Thirty Seconds to Mars & PVRIS
Muse is heading out on tour in the middle months of 2017, backed by a pair of bands likely to share new music before the year is out.
The British arena rockers - who last album was 2015’s Drones -- today (Feb. 6) announced a string of North American headlining shows beginning May 20 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Along with Thirty Seconds to Mars and PVRIS, they’ll traverse amphitheaters and festivals over the subsequent months. So far, the three bands have a rather sparsely-filled schedule (just 16 shows over four months) so there’s plenty of space for more dates to be announced.
Muse is still working its way around the globe in support of their seventh studio album Drones (Helium-3/Warner Bros. Records), which gave the outfit their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 when it bowed at the top in June 2015. Drones won best rock album at the 58th Grammy Awards in February 2016.
Thirty Seconds to Mars’ last release was 2013’s Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams. The Jared Leto-led band played just several shows in 2016, but hinted that new music would arrive in 2017 through a recent deal with Interscope Records.
PVRIS announced their dates with Muse along with an update on their forthcoming sophomore album. According to a press release, the Massachusetts-based rockers are “putting the finishing touches” on the follow-up to 2014's White Noise, working again with producer Blake Harnage. While Muse and 30STM are no strangers to big rock tours, PVRIS -- who got a taste of arenas alongside Fall Out Boy last year -- are in great position to break out behind the upcoming dates and new music.
The general on sale for Muse's upcoming trek starts this Friday (Feb. 10). Visit Muse's official site for more. Below, find the band's upcoming itinerary, which also includes a handful of previously-announced performances without the two openers.
May 20 – West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre *
May 21 – Tampa, Fla. @ MidFlordia Credit Union Amphitheatre *
June 3 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ascend Amphitheater *
June 4 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bunbury Music Festival ^
June 6 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Lakewood Amphitheatre *
June 8 – New Orleans, La. @ Bold Sphere at Champions Square *
June 10 – Austin, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater *
June 12 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Starlight Theatre *
June 13 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
June 15 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion *
June 18 – Dover, Dela. @ Firefly Music Festival *
July 16 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Quebec City Summer Festival #
July 18 – Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage *
July 22 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater *
Aug. 01 – Burgettstown, Pa. @ Keybank Pavilion *
Aug. 25 – Reading, U.K. @ Reading Festival #
Aug. 26 – Leeds, U.K. @ Leeds Festival #
Sept. 15 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre *
Sept. 18 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
Sept. 20 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Usana Amphitheatre *
* Thirty Seconds to Mars and PVRIS performing
^ Thirty Seconds to Mars performing
# festival date; neither Thirty Seconds to Mars no PVRIS performing