The band will be performing its new song “Survival” at this Sunday’s ceremony.
Muse's 'Survival' Song for 2012 London Olympics http://t.co/qDZKAV4k
— Beba (@JJbeba) August 8, 2012
Muse drummer Dom Howard:
“I’m happy with the song. It’s a proper Muse song,” Howard said. “It’s not something we just 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.”
Muse’s fans are thrilled:
OMG! Muse are singing in the closing ceremony of the olympics on sunday! @belladonnacurse
— Emma (@EmZ_LoUiSe_MuRs) August 8, 2012
— Altriara Teddy (@teddyaltriara) August 8, 2012
— Faffi ❤ Freckles (@xoxoJKgirl) August 8, 2012
— ♬ Alfit Maghfiroh ♬ (@pipitalfit) August 8, 2012
— Heidy Beltran (@Heidicilla) August 8, 2012
Really looking forward to the Olympics closing ceremony. Blur, Kate Bush, Muse. It's gonna be great.
— olivia✌️ (@Olivia_AFC) August 8, 2012
Epic closing ceremony! – Muse Confirmed to Play London Olympics Closing Ceremony http://t.co/nGFE9DjD
— Ana | (@lpfmfan) August 8, 2012
Epic? Perhaps. Other performers at the ceremony include The Who and the Spice Girls.