Muse announce special plans for Reading and Leeds festivals

Muse have announced that they will perform fan-favourite album Origin of Symmetry in full at this weekend’s Reading and Leeds festivals, NME has reported.

The album has been cited by a number of the band’s hardcore fans as the three-pieces best album. Frontman Matt Bellamy explained: "It’s always been an album the hardcore fans have always talked about as one of their favourites, if not the favourite. So we wanted to play it for them as a celebration of the 10 years since it came out."

Muse have also promised to bring a brand new stage production to the festival, based around the 2001 album’s artwork and concept. "We’ll do whatever we can get away with within the restrictions of a festival stage," commented Bellamy.

For the second half of the show, drummer Dom Howard said: "We’ll probably just do the old cheap encore and play a few hits!"

The event, which takes place this weekend (August 26-28), features headline sets from Muse, My Chemical Romance and a co-effort from Pulp and The Strokes.