Exclusive: Muse to play glamour football friendly during tour

Irish fans will be Feeling Good

There is bound to be Hysteria around Dublin – and more specifically South Dublin suburb Cabinteely after it was announced Muse will take on local League of Ireland side Cabinteely in an impromptu friendly on Monday April 4. 

The trio behind hits like Knights Of Cydonia and Uprising play Dublin’s 3 Arena on April 5 as part of their European tour. 

League of Ireland side Cabinteely FC announced the glamour friendly against the band and their crew via their social media channels in a warm up to the Dublin gig. 

Admission will be free on the night, but the club have announced they’ll be making a collection for charity. 

Playing for Muse will be bassist Chris Wolstenholme – a Rotherham United fan, despite growing up in Devon – while his son Alfie will line out for Cabinteely. 

The first division side have previous in their PR crusade by using their social media accounts to rope new fans in with some unique ways. 

Last season, they offered one lucky fan a season ticket on the stipulation that they win the top Premier Division with the first team on Football Manager. It’s not known yet if anybody managed to achieve such Madness. 

While Wolstenholme is a Rotherham fan, neither Muse singer Matt Bellamy or drummer Don Howard are football fans. It’ll be interesting to see how they cope against the might of Cabinteely.

Muse were recently announced as the Friday night of headliners of Glastonbury, and the UK leg of the tour for their album Drones begins on April 2 at Birmingham Barclaycard Arena. The 3 Arena show is their only one in the Republic of Ireland, with the tour ending on April 18 in Glasgow.

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Loaded sports writer Pearse Corcoran has covered news, sport and entertainment for several national newspapers and radio stations in Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PearseCorcoran

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