Muse has just confirmed that it will take the stage during the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony. The trio is set to perform its new single “Survival,” which served as the official song of the Olympics this year.
According to an interview with NME, drummer Dom Howard says he is happy with the tune. “It’s not something we just did for the Olympics,” he said. “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 UK-based rockers will share the stage with the likes of The Who, George Michael, Jessie J, and (yes) The Spice Girls. That same night, Blur will keep the festivities going with a headlining concert in London’s Hyde Park along with New Order and The Specials.