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Muse confirm Olympic closing ceremony performance

Muse have become the latest act to announce that they will be playing the Olympic Games closing ceremony.

London 2012's opening ceremony took place on July 27 and its high jinx grandeur has made tongues wag over who might be playing the closing ceremony on August 12.

George Michael revealed that he has been rehearsing for the Olympic Stadium closing ceremony, whilst Ed Sheeran has also talked about performing - although reports he will duet with Pink Floyd were shot down by the band.

Muse, whose track 'Survival' has been used as the official London 2012 song, have confirmed that they will be playing the closing ceremony. Speaking about 'Survival', drummer Dom Howard said:

"I'm happy with the song. It's a proper Muse song. It's not something we did for the Olympics. They sowed a seed by asking us to do some music but then five months went by. We showed them a few songs when they asked us about [playing the] closing ceremony and they loved it. It represented the enormous competition of what the Olympics is."

'Survival' meanwhile is set to feature on Muse's new studio album 'The 2nd Law', which is due to be released on October 1 in the UK and October 2 in the US.




Listen to Muse's Olympic track 'Survival' below: