Someone should tell these people that Muse are not, in fact, banned from playing the District. Wednesday, September 11, the English trio, with the help of their RAWK LAZERS, will turn the Verizon Center into a SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE. And we have a pair of tickets to giveaway BEFORE THE SHOW GOES ON SALE! Just try to make it out of the black hole alive, okay?

Muse are returning to D.C. for the first time since their 2004 9:30 Club appearance. At that point, the band had only three releases - Showbiz, Origin of Symmetry, and Absolution - in their repitorie. Muse have since put out Black Holes and Revelations, The Resistance, and most recently, The 2nd Law. Each album, regardless of release date, howcases Muse's undeniable powerful sound of which frontman Matt Bellamy's booming, ready-for-Broadway voice is a highlight. In addition to their impressive, prolific catalog, Muse have built a reputation worldwide for their energetic live performances, earning them recognition from Queen's Roger Taylor as "probably the greatest live act in the world today." All of this assures that District dwellers have a monumental show to look forward to.

Joining Muse for their Verizon Ceter date are Kentucky garage rockers Cage the Elephant. Cage the Elephant, like Muse, have earned attention for their vivacious live shows, the setlists for which comprise of hits, including "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked," from the band's two albums. With a third full-length release on the way, concertgoers can expect to hear new Cage the Elephant material at upcoming shows.

For your chance to win our "Win Before You Can Buy" giveaway, please do one of the following before THIS THURSDAY NIGHT:

1. Leave a comment below, using a valid email address, telling us your favorite Muse song and why.

2. Retweet this or tweet the following:

I'm entering to win tix to see Muse at the Verizon Center! @ChunkyGlasses #MuseDC #FREERAWKRULES

One lucky winner will be randomly chosen THIS THURSDAY NIGHT before tickets go on sale this Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m., so make sure to enter before then! GOOD LUCK!