Tom Morello Added To Muse’s UK Dates

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Prophets Of Rage) will be opening for Muse during three UK shows in June. Here’s the dates:

06/01 London, UK – Stadium
06/05 Bristol, UK – Ashton Gate Stadium
06/08 Manchester, UK – Etihad Stadium

Muse Premiere New Music Videos For “Algorithm,” “Break It To Me,” & “Blockades”

Muse have premiered new videos for “Algorithm,” “Break It To Me,” and “Blockades” off their new album “Simulation Theory,” which is available now. You can find those below, along with a stream of the album, complete with new lyric videos and other previously released music videos.

Muse Announce 2019 World Tour

Muse have announced a world tour in support of their new album “Simulation Theory” (out November 9). Fans will be able to purchase special experience packages featuring a Mixed Reality Pre-Show party powered by Microsoft. It will include three original virtual reality games inspired by songs off the album, an interactive photo experience, and more.

Tour Dates:

North America:

02/22 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
02/24 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
02/26 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
02/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
03/02 Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
03/05 San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
03/07 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
03/09 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
03/24 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
03/26 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
03/28 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
03/30 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
03/31 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
04/02 Washington D.C. – Capital One Arena
04/04 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
04/07 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
04/10 Boston, MA – TD Garden

Europe/UK:

05/26 Prague, CZE – Letiste Letnany
05/28 Budapest, HUN – Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena
05/29 Graz, AUS – Stadthalle Graz
06/01 London, UK – London Stadium
06/08 Manchester, UK – Etihad Stadium
06/12 Riga, LAT – Arena Riga
06/15 Moscow, RUS – Luzhniki Stadium
06/18 Helsinki, FIN – Suvilahti Open Air
06/22 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
06/27 Nijmegen, NET – Goffertpark
06/29 Cologne, GER – RheinEnergieStadion
06/30 Werchter, BEL – Werchter Festival
07/03 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
07/06 Paris, FRA – Stade de France
07/09 Marseille, FRA – Stade Orange Velodrom
07/12 Milan, ITA – San Siro Stadium
07/16 Bordeaux, FRA – Matmut Atlantique
07/20 Rome, ITA – Stadio Olimpico
07/24 Lisbon, POR – Passeio Maritimo de Alges
07/26 Madrid, SPA – Wanda Metropolitano

Muse Premiere “Pressure” Music Video, Reveal Cities For Upcoming World Tour

Muse have premiered a new video for their new song “Pressure.” This track is from the band’s new album “Simulation Theory,” which will be released on November 9.

In other news, the group have also shared a list of cities they plan to hit on their upcoming world tour:

Muse Premiere “The Dark Side” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Simulation Theory”

Muse have premiered a new video for their new song “The Dark Side.” This track is from the band’s new album “Simulation Theory,” which will be released on November 9.

“Simulation Theory” Track Listing:

01. “Algorithm”
02. “The Dark Side”
03. “Pressure”
04. “Propaganda”
05. “Break It To Me”
06. “Something Human”
07. “Thought Contagion”
08. “Get Up and Fight”
09. “Blockades”
10. “Dig Down”
11. “The Void”

Deluxe Edition:

01. “Algorithm”
02. “The Dark Side”
03. “Pressure”
04. “Propaganda”
05. “Break It To Me”
06. “Something Human”
07. “Thought Contagion”
08. “Get Up and Fight”
09. “Blockades”
10. “Dig Down”
11. “The Void”
12. “Algorithm” (Alternate Reality Version)
13. “The Dark Side” (Alternate Reality Version)
14. “Propaganda” (Acoustic)
15. “Something Human” (Acoustic)
16. “Dig Down” (Acoustic Gospel Version)

Super Deluxe Boxset:

CD 1 and Vinyl 1:

01. “Algorithm”
02. “The Dark Side”
03. “Pressure”
04. “Propaganda”
05. “Break It To Me”
06. “Something Human”
07. “Thought Contagion”
08. “Get Up and Fight”
09. “Blockades”
10. “Dig Down”
11. “The Void”

CD 2 and Vinyl 2:

01. “Algorithm” (Alternate Reality Version)
02. “The Dark Side” (Alternate Reality Version)
03. “Pressure” (feat. UCLA Bruin Marching Band)
04. “Propaganda” (Acoustic)
05. “Break It To Me” (Sam de Jong remix)
06. “Something Human” (acoustic)
07. “Thought Contagion” (Live)
08. “Dig Down” (Acoustic Gospel Version)
09. “The Void” (Acoustic)
10. “The Dark Side” (Alternate Reality Instrumental)

Muse Premiere “Something Human” Music Video

Muse have premiered a new video for their new single “Something Human.” This track is expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album, which they plan to release in November. Matt Bellamy commented: “Life on the road can bring out your inner beast, this song and video is about taming that beast, desiring a return to something human. Plus, Teen Wolf is cool.” Director Lance Drake added: “Our aim with ‘Something Human’ was to continue the journey that began in ‘Dig Down’ and ‘Thought Contagion.’ Pulling further into a simulated world we follow Matt, Dom and Chris on the chase of a lifetime – where something as simple as returning some videotapes becomes an epic journey.”

Watch Muse Cover Primus’ “Too Many Puppies” At BottleRock

During their set at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival in Napa, CA, Muse played a partial cover of Primus’ “Too Many Puppies.” The group have done some live tributes to Primus in the past, and this time they took it a step further by calling them their “favorite band from San Francisco.”

Muse Share New Trailer For “Drones World Tour” Concert Film

Muse have shared a new trailer for their “Drones World Tour” concert film. That movie will be screened in theaters across the country for one night only on July 12. It was shot and directed by Tom Kirk and Jan Willem Schram, and it features performances that took place across multiple cities in 2016. The film is also expected to include a career-spanning set, as well as “the ultimate audio/visual sensory experience” through an “eerie, dystopian world” created by drones, projections, and LED lasers.

Muse’s “Drones World Tour” Concert Film To Hit Cinemas For One Night Only

Muse have announced that their “Drones World Tour” concert film will be screened in theaters across the country for one night only on July 12. The film was shot and directed by Tom Kirk and Jan Willem Schram, and it features performances that took place across multiple cities in 2016. The movie is expected to include a career-spanning set, as well as “the ultimate audio/visual sensory experience” through an “eerie, dystopian world” created by drones, projections, and LED lasers. Tickets will go on sale on May 3. For ticket and theater information head to musedrones.film. Frontman Matt Bellamy commented:

“The symbiosis between humanity and technology has always been something I am interested by. Drones just seem to be a very interesting modern metaphor for what that represents… You want to leave people with the idea that they ask the question themselves about the role of technology in our lives and whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing.”

Muse Premiere “Thought Contagion” Music Video

Muse have premiered a new video for their new single “Thought Contagion.” You can check that out below:

Matt Bellamy told Rolling Stone the following about the track’s backstory:

“It’s a pretty recent track, probably towards the end of last year is when I wrote it. I came up with the bass line and then I used a theremin, originally, to [create] this lead melody that went over the top. It wasn’t until we started recording the song in November that it occurred to me that the theremin melody would be a cool, anthemic sort of vocal part, so [bassist] Chris [Wolstenholme] and I did about ten passes on that to create this sort of crowd effect on the vocal. The verse of the song, originally, was probably a lot more heavy-sounding than it is now, in terms of [having a] much more arena sound, drum kit kind of thing. But we wanted to experiment with programming the verse and go for more of a slightly trap or 808 drum feel for the verses, which took the song in a bit of a different journey.”

He also added the following when asked what the lyrics were inspired by:

“Probably watching American news stations. We’re living in an age where these sort of ideologies, people’s belief systems, whether they are true or false, are getting a lot of air time, especially ones on the false side. I think that we’re living in an unusual period where a lot of airtime is being given to crazy ideas. The flip side is that we’re living in a time where pointing out someone’s inaccuracies, using science for example, is becoming increasingly difficult. Sometimes it’s even perceived as an insensitive thing to do.

The verses are me streaming off anxieties and feelings, which in the course of the song, I’m wondering whether they’re actually mine or not. I don’t know to what extent I’m influenced by others. Sometimes your anxieties about the world or your anxieties about the world of the future can be lessened by turning the news off and turning your phone off for a few days. You then realize that everything is fine.

The key line in the song is: “You’ve been bitten by a true believer/ You’re been bitten by someone who is hungrier than you/ You’ve been bitten by someone’s false beliefs.” That summarizes what I’m trying to get at here, which is sometimes in life you will come across situations where someone who is a bit idealogical or believes things that are not true in any way will sometimes have more power than you, over you or get more airtime. I think that’s really what the song is about. It’s about how other people’s false belief systems can infect your own and sometimes even affect your feelings.”

Bellamy also confirmed that “Thought Contagion” and “Dig Down” will both appaer on their new album, and that two more singles will probably be released before the full-length surfaces. He added the following about the single song approach:

“It was like when the band first started where you’re thinking about just one great song rather than thinking about a whole album. For us, it’s really refreshing to just work on one song at a time and take each song to completion. We’re doing the writing, recording and mixing process and even the video in this occasion before moving onto the next song. It’s nice for us to not be multitasking twelve songs at once and always thinking about the whole.

I think for the last two or three albums, we’ve always been thinking about the whole. “What’s the concept? What are the themes? What’s the sound? What are the textures we’re going to focus on for this album?” It was nice to remind ourselves to just think about a song. What makes a song great? Every song you’re going to hear over the next year will be totally unique with their sound, approach, textures and so on.”