It's confirmed: Al Gore's Live Earth events will be taking place, Muse will play, but with bands such as Coldplay, U2 and Radiohead in the rumoured lineup, they are unlikely to headline.
Muse have confirmed that there will be a series huge Global Climate Awareness concerts taking place acorss the world in July, and that they themselves have been invited to play.
Rumours of a number of massive gigs being staging later this year have been circulating around the industry ever since former US Vice President eco-campaigner Al Gore organised a conference with many of the heads of the UK record industry in London last week.
During the meeting he was rumoured to have asked for the support of some of the biggest bands in the world, asking them to play a series of gigs to raise awareness of global warming.
Now Muse have confirmed that the event will be taking place, and theyre amongst the bands whove been approached to play. Speaking to Xfm drummer Dom Howard explained,
Weve been asked yes, there gonna something happening, some big global gig. Apparently its gonna happen.
I dont know whether anyone is supposed to know about it, but it happening in seven continents, around the world, all on the seventh [of July] in 24 hours, and theres going to be loads of band playing. That all I know.
And with that, the cat was well and truly hurled out of the bag.
When asked if Muse would like to take part in the event, singer Matt Bellamy added, Were thinking about it, theres an issue, well see how it goes. Weve got a gig on that same day, in Ireland you see, so we need to work out if we can make it or not. Thats basically what it depends on.
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Other stars rumoured to be playing include U2, The Spice Girls, The Police, Oasis, Robbie Williams, Radiohead, Keane, Kylie Minogue and Coldplay and the venue for the London leg of the event is rumoured to be the newly constructed Wembley Stadium.