Muse are promising an "exciting stage production" with their forthcoming tour.

The British rockers - who recently announced they will be undergoing a 30-date tour this winter - have promised fans will not be disappointed with the thrilling and "different" stage arrangement.

They said: "We are coming up with a different and exciting stage set and production which will encompass our fans."

The comment has sparked speculation the band - made up of Matt Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard - will perform on a stage 'in the round' whilst being surrounded by thousands of fans.

The 'Supermassive Black Hole' hitmakers will perform the string of shows following the release of their upcoming album 'The Resistance' later this year.

Muse are due to play seven UK arena dates in November, opening at the Sheffield Arena on November 4.

Until the opening concert - which will take place at Helsinki's Hartwell Arena in Finland on October 22 - the rockers will support U2 on their tour.

A statement made on their official website said: "Full details on the UK and European dates will be announced soon, but for now we can confirm that the band will be special guests to U2 at a number of their North American shows this September, including New York on September 24.

"The remaining U2 dates will be announced in the coming weeks."

Tickets for Muse's headline tour are due to go on sale on Friday (05.06.09) at 9am.

Muse's UK dates:

Sheffield Arena - November 4

Liverpool Echo Arena - November 5

Dublin O2 Depot - November 6

Glasgow SECC - November 9

Birmingham NIA - November 10

London 02 Arena - November12 and 13