added: 30 Jan 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Muse have been announced as the headline act for the annual War Child event at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire two nights before the 2013 BRIT Awards.
This event marks the start of War Child's 20th Anniversary Year, and comes ahead of War Child's Special Recognition Award to be presented at the BRIT Awards.
Muse are nominated for British Group and British Live Act at the 2013 BRIT Awards.
This will be a very special, one-off, intimate show from a band currently gracing massive arenas on their US tour. This summer Muse return to the UK to play Coventry's Ricoh Stadium, London's Emirates Stadium and Manchester's Etihad Stadium.
The group first supported War Child in 2002 and worked with the charity as recently as October 2012 when they launched their album with a charity show at London's Roundhouse.
Matt Bellamy said; 'We are proud to have a continuing association with War Child, who have been doing amazing work over the last 20 years. 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'.
This is the fifth year of War Child and O2's annual BRIT Awards Concert, hosted at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire.
Having raised over £600,000 in the last four years, the night is a firm fixture on the music calendar and has staged unique performances from Coldplay, The Killers, Blur, Kasabian, Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson.
For more information on War Child go to www.warchild.org.uk