Muse Accidentally Reveal Austin City Limits' Headliners

Lead singer Matthew Bellamy let it slip a week early

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Muse's Matthew Bellamy / Photo by Getty Images
Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

The lineup for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival won't be made public until May 7, but Muse recently let slip that they'll be headlining the annual showcase, which takes place across two weekends this fall (from October 4 to 6 and October 11 to 13). 

As Consequence of Sound points out, the stadium rockers revealed the news during an interview with Montreal radio station CHOM 97.7. While laying out the band's tour plans for 2013, frontman Matthew Bellamy said that Muse will cap off their slate of upcoming North American dates by heading down to Austin's Zilker Park to again top the bill at ACL (the English trio previously headlined the festival's 2007 and 2010 editions). 

Before that, though, The 2nd Law makers will tour Europe, stop by Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, and take a detour to Brazil's Rock in Rio festival while they trek through parts of the U.S.

To witness the ACL gig confirmation, head here and skip to the 32:04 mark. And if you haven't seen Muse's accidentally offensive video for "Panic Station," check it out here — it's got cross-dressing, spandex leggings, and a cartoon T-Rex dancing in a conga line. The handjob has since been edited out.

Also, for a refresher on last year's ACL event, flip through Austin City Limits 2012: SPIN's Best Live Photos.

Muse 2013 tour dates:

May 22 – Coventry, U.K. @ Ricoh Stadium
May 25 – London, U.K. @ Emirates Stadium
May 26 – London, U.K. @ Emirates Stadium
June 1 – Manchester, U.K. @ Eithad Stadium
June 4 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Amsterdam Arena
June 7 – Barcelona, Spain @ Estadi Olimpic
June 10 – Porto, Portugal @ Estadio Drago
June 15 – Bern, Switzerland @ Stade de Suisse
June 18 – Rotselaar, Belgium @ Werchter Festival Park
June 21 – Paris, France @ Stade de France
June 22 – Paris, France @ Stade de France
June 26 – Nice, France @ Stade Charles Ehrmann
June 28 – Turin, Italy @ Stadio Olimpico
June 29 – Turin, Italy @ Stadio Olimpico
July 6 – Rome, Italy @ Stadio Olimpico
July 12 – St. Goarshausen, Germany @ Freilichtbuhne Loreley
July 14 – Berlin, Germany @ Waldbuhne
July 19 – Bergen, Norway @ Brann Stadion
July 24 – Oslo, Norway @ Ullevaal Stadion
July 27 – Helsinki, Finland @ Olympiastadion
August 10 – Osaka, Japan @ Summer Sonic Festival
August 11 – Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonic Festival
September 3 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
September 4 – Duluth, GA @ Gwinnet Center
September 6 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
September 8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
September 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
September 11 – Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
September 14 – Rio de Janerio, Brazil @ Rock in Rio
September 17 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ EnergySoultions Arena

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