Grammy Award winning rock band, Muse, have announced that "Madness" will be the first single from their forthcoming sixth studio album 'The 2nd Law.' The track will impact radio around the world on August 20th, and will be available the same day in digital retailers.

The band will release their sixth studio album 'The 2nd Law' on Warner Bros. Records on October 2nd (please note new release date), and have have made a stunning short film to preview the record. Fans can view this film by visiting the bands website, www.muse.mu.

The album release will be followed by a huge tour of Europe starting in France on October 16 and including five UK shows. The UK dates start in Glasgow on October 24 and include two nights at London's O2 Arena, one night in Birmingham and one in Manchester. They will return to the United States in 2013.

Muse play the following dates in 2012:

16.10 Park&Suites Arena, Montpellier, France
18.10 Bercy, Paris, France
20.10 Palacio de Deportes, Madrid, Spain
22.10 Zenith, Nantes, France
24.10 SECC, Glasgow, UK
26.10 O2 Arena, London, UK
27.10 O2 Arena, London, UK
30.10 LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
01.11 Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
12.11 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
14.11 St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland
16.11 Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
17.11 Adriatic Arena, Pesaro, Italy
19.11 Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria
20.11 Arena, Budapest, Hungary
22.11 O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
23.11 Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland
05.12 Spektrum Arena, Oslo, Norway
06.12 Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden
07.12 Arena, Malmo, Sweden
10.12 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
11.12 Saku Arena, Talinn, Estonia
13.12 Arena, Riga, Latvia
15.12 O2 World, Hamburg, Germany
17.12 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18.12 Sportspaleis, Antwerp, Belgium