Muse confirm Westcountry gig location – and we think we know the date too

Muse have finally revealed the location for their Westcountry gig after weeks of speculation that they could be returning to Devon.

The massive stadium rock group used lead singer Matt Bellamy’s Instagram page to announce they will be playing a gig at Bristol’s Ashton Gate football stadium.

In making the announcement, he ruled out any chance of a Devon gig, saying the home of Bristol City Football Club was “the only venue that can take our production” and the group had considered other options in the South West.

He wrote: “We checked all West Country options and Bristol is the only venue that can take our production, so we’re now very pleased to announce we will be playing in the birth home of J.K Rowling, Cary Grant, Massive Attack, Portishead, Banksy and comedy legends Jonny Ball, Noel Edmonds and Stephen Merchant! #ashtongate.”

He accompanied it with an aerial shot of the stadium on a sunny day.

The group played played two concerts at home turf at Teignmouth’s Den back in 2009.

However, the band’s army of fans were left disappointed when their 2019 tour included no dates in the South West – despite an earlier announcement they would be playing in Bristol.

Responding to one of his fans on Instagram, frontman Matt Bellamy said: “We want to do a Westcountry show for sure, investigating Devon options.”

The news Muse were looking at Devon options had raised hopes the band could return to their Teignmouth roots for another homecoming gig.

However, Councillor Jeremy Christophers, leader of Teignbridge District Council, later confirmed that the band has not yet contacted the council about any potential concert next year.

There is as of yet no announcement as to when the gig will be but June 5 is the only date free at Ashton Gate that the band is also free, reports Bristol Live, so common sense dictates this could be the day you need to clear your calendar.

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