Two or the biggest alternative rock bands are coming together for the first time! Muse and Thirty Seconds To Mars will be hitting the road together with PVRIS this summer to perform shows around the United States and Canada surrounding various festival appearances.
The two bands had already been announced for the Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware and the Bunbury Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. Images found on Muse's and Warner Bros. Records' websites have revealed the tour information for the bands' appearances elsewhere
The tour will be Muse's first amphitheater headlining tour in the United States since their Black Holes & Revelations Tour in 2007. This will be Thirty Seconds To Mars' first U.S. Tour since 2014's Carnivores Tour with Linkin Park and AFI. Thirty Seconds To Mars are close to finishing their fifth album, but progress on Muse's next album is unknown. The band has been spotted in the studio in the last few months (as seen in this drum battle between vocalist and guitarist Matt Bellamy's son and drummer Dom Howard). The band suggested the idea of moving away from albums after Drones and instead focussing on one-off and EP releases then touring those songs. Whether or not an EP is on the way for Muse is unknown as of now.
The tour dates are as follows:
- May 20, 2017: West Palm Beach, Florida (Perfect Vodka Amphitheater)
- May 21, 2017: Tampa, Florida (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater)
- June 3, 2017: Nashville, Tennessee (Ascend Amphitheater)
- June 6, 2017: Atlanta, Georgia (Lakewood Amphitheater)
- June 8, 2017: New Orleans, Louisiana (Bold Sphere @ Champions' Square)
- June 10, 2017: Austin, Texas (Austin360 Amphitheater)
- June 12, 2017: Kansas City, Missouri (Starlight Theater)
- June 13, 2017: St. Louis, Missouri (Hollywood Casino Amphitheater)
- June 15, 2017: Charlotte, North Carolina (PNC Music Pavilion)
- June 16, 2017: Dover, Delaware (Firefly Festival) *
- July 2-4, 2-17: Cincinnati, Ohio (Bunbury Festival) *
- July 16, 2017: Québec, Québec (Festival d'été de Québec) **
- July 18, 2017: Toronto, Ontario (Budweiser Stage)
- July 22, 2017: Wantagh, New York (Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater)
- August 1, 2017: Burgettstown, Pennsylvania (Keybank Pavilion)
- September 15, 2017: San Francisco, California (Shoreline Amphitheater)
- September 18, 2017: Denver, Colorado (Red Rocks Amphitheater)
- September 20, 2017: Salt Lake City, Utah (Usana Amphitheater)
* - PVRIS is not scheduled to perform at this festival.
** - Only Muse is confirmed to perform at this festival.
There are many gaps in the touring schedule, so it seems like that either more tour dates are to be announced or that Muse or Thirty Seconds To Mars will play their own separate shows in between. A formal announcement from both bands is expected on Monday. We'll keep you updated on any more news.