U.K. rockers Muse will play the closing ceremony of the London Olympics, the band’s drummer told music magazine NME Wednesday. Muse, who also wrote the song “Survival” in honor of the Olympics, will perform the song at Saturday’s event.
“It’s not something we just did for the Olympics,” drummer Dom Howard said to NME. “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.”
The ceremony will celebrate a “Best of British” lineup and so far includes confirmed performances from Blur, The Spice Girls, The Who, and George Michael.
A special album from the closing ceremony performers, including music from Muse, called A Symphony of British Music: Music for the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, will be available online August 12. Muse’s new album titled The 2nd Law comes out this fall.