Muse Announce Surprise Belfast Date

Rock giants will play an intimate show at the Ulster Hall Sunday, March 15 ahead of new album release this summer

English rockers Muse have revealed they will be playing Belfast's Ulster Hall on Sunday, March 15 as part of a string of warm up gigs across the UK prior to the release of seventh album, Drones.

Kicking off the mini-tour, the surprise show was announced following a flurry of online buzz, which saw the band unveil details of their forthcoming studio effort, expected on June 5. 

Having not performed in Northern Ireland in almost a decade, the news comes as a surprise to fans familiar with their festival-headlining sets and stadium-sized live production.

Speaking on the new album, frontman Matt Bellamy said: 'To me, 'Drones' are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behaviour with no recourse. The world is run by Drones utilizing Drones to turn us all into Drones. This album explores the journey of a human, from their abandonment and loss of hope, to their indoctrination by the system to be a human drone, to their eventual defection from their oppressors.'

Tickets for Muse at the Ulster Hall on March 15 go on sale at 9.30am, Thursday March 12 via Ticketmaster. New track 'Psycho' will premiere on YouTube at 6pm while lead single 'Dead Inside' is expected on March 23.