Muse to Play War Child BRITs Gig

29 January 2013, 16:33

Muse live on stage

Muse have been announced as the headline act for this year's BRIT Awards Concert.

The annual War Child show takes place at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on Monday February 18 - two nights before the BRIT Awards.

"We are proud to have a continuing association with War Child, who have been doing amazing work over the last 20 years," Matt Bellamy said. "It's great to see their efforts being recognised at this year's BRITs and we are really looking forward to playing this special show for them."

It's the fifth year that the pre-awards charity show has taken place - with Blur, Coldplay and The Killers among the previous performers.

This year is War Child's 20th Anniversary and the charity is to pick up a special recognition award at the BRIT Awards ceremony.

Ben Knowles, Director of Fundraising and Music at War Child, says: "This year is a special one for War Child and we're delighted to welcome one of the world's biggest and best live bands play for us to launch our 20th Anniversary year and celebrate the important award we are winning.

"Music gives War Child an incredible platform to talk about the unacceptable impact that conflict has on innocent children and it helps us engage the support we need to do something about it. We are very grateful to Muse for joining us, and to O2 for their ongoing support."

Tickets go on sale Friday (February 1) at 9am - with all proceeds going to War Child.

More info at the official War Child site