Matt Bellamy and co. hit the road next week - see album and show details here
Andy Morris and Andrew Trendell

18:42 11th March 2015

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Muse have announced UK tour dates for their hugely anticipated new album Drones, as well as the tracklisting. See the bottom of the page for ticket purchase information

Muse will play The Pyscho UK tour in March and have confirmed the release date of Drones as 8 June 2015.

"To me, 'Drones' are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behaviour with no recourse," said frontman Matt Bellamy. "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."

The band have have also announced that they will be a six date smaller venue UK tour which should offer an opportunity to see them. For tickets and information, visit here. The full tour dates are:

15 March - Belfast Ulster Hall
16 March - Glasgow Barrowlands
19 March - Newport Centre
20 March - Exeter Great Hall
22 March - Manchester Academy
24 March - Brighton Dome

Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on Thursday 12 March.

The Drones tracklisting has also been revealed with the following

1. Dead Inside
2. [Drill Sergeant]
3. Psycho
4. Mercy
5. Reapers
6. The Handler
7. [JFK]
8. Defector
9. Revolt
10. Aftermath
11. The Globalist
12. Drones

The first single from the album, 'Dead Inside', will debut the week of 23 March.  The band will premiere the album track 'Psycho', via their YouTube channel at 6pm GMT on 12 March.

See the artwork for Drones below

Meanwhile, Muse's other festival tour dates are below:

29 May | Munich, Germany | Rockavaria
30 May | Nürburg, Germany | Der Ring – Grüne Hölle Rock
05 June | Vienna, Austria | Rock in Vienna
06 June | Biel, Switzerland | Sonisphere 12.12
12 June | Landgraaf, Netherlands | Pinkpop Festival |
13 June | Donington, England | Download Festival
14 June | Warsaw, Poland | Orange Warsaw
19 June | Moscow, Russia | Park Live
21 June | St. Petersburg, Russia | Greenfest
24 June | Seinäjoki, Finland | Provinssirock
26 June | Norrköping, Sweden | Bravalla Festival
28 June | Werchter, Belgium | Rock Werchter

02 July | Roskilde, Denmark | Roskilde Festival
04 July | Arras, France | Main Square Festival
05 July | Roeser, Luxembourg | Rock-a-Field
09 July | Lisbon, Portugal | NOS Alive Festival
11 July | Bilbao, Spain | BBK Live
13 July | Aix-les-Bains, France | Musilac
16 July | Carhaix, France | Les Vieilles Charrues
18 July | Rome, Italy | Rock in Roma

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