Westcountry fans of Devon superband Muse have been left stunned today as dates for the world tour appear to show that next year’s Bristol performance has been cancelled.
Excitement built to fever pitch at 2pm today as the Teignmouth rockers teased a 2pm announcement of additional world tour dates.
But the excitement quickly disappeared as the only British tour dates in the Simulation Theory world tour are now Manchester and London.
Angry fans took to social media asking what had happened to the Bristol date.
In September Muse management released an official list for the world tour included Bristol, London and Manchester.
But the official announcement today has dozens of concert dates across the world including Manchester and London – but no Bristol performance.
DevonLive.com has asked Muse management for an official statement to confirm the position.
Devon fans are still clinging on to the hope that a Teignmouth homecoming appearance may still be planned because of earlier #Teignville tweets from the boys who grew up in the seaside town.
The first single from the new album was released in February alongside a one-off show in France. Fans are speculating the hashtag may mean footage from old Muse gigs in Devon may be included in the video for their next single.
The theory is that the video will be a Back to the Future/Bill and Ted homage where the Muse of today go back to an old Teignville to play in Battle of the Bands – as they did under the name Rocket Baby Dolls.
Muse regularly return to their hometown where they still have friends and family – and last year took part in the annual Shaldon Regatta.
Matt Bellamy owns a sheep farm on the banks of the River Teign and both Dom Howard and Chris Wolstenholme also have family still in the town.
The band played two huge homecoming gigs in Teignmouth in 2009, A Seaside Rendezvous, where they packed the seafront.
Now excitement is growing about a possible repeat of that gig.