Watch Muse Cover Slipknot’s “Duality” During Isle Of Wight Festival

During their set at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival in Newport, England, Muse performed a cover of Slipknot’s “Duality” as part of the outro for “Won’t Stand Down.” You can see footage of that below. Notably, this isn’t the first time Muse and Slipknot collided. During the 2001 Metalfest in Spain, Muse drummer Dominic Howard got ahold of a mask from Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and used it to mock the singer. Muse frontman Matt Bellamy previously said the following about that incident [via Metal Hammer]:

“Oh, the Slipknot guy threw it to this girl at the side of the stage after they played because he must have wanted to impress her. Unfortunately for him she wanted me so we got it. I think Dom got possessed by the spirit of Slipknot when he put it on. He was running around screaming.”

Muse Premiere “Will Of The People” Music Video

Muse have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Will Of The People.” That effort will be released on August 26. Matt Bellamy commented:

“’Will Of The People’ is fictional story set in a fictional metaverse on a fictional planet ruled by a fictional authoritarian state run by a fictional algorithm manifested by a fictional data centre running a fictional bank printing a fictional currency controlling a fictional population occupying a fictional city containing a fictional apartment where a fictional man woke up one day and thought ‘fuck this.'”

Muse To Release New Album “Will Of The People” In August, Premiere “Compliance” Music Video

Muse have announced that their new album, “Will Of The People,” will be released on August 26. Pre-orders are available HERE.

“Will Of The People” Track Listing:

01. “Will Of The People”
02. “Compliance”
03. “Liberation”
04. “Won’t Stand Down”
05. “Ghosts (How Can I Move On)”
06. “You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween”
07. “Kill Or Be Killed”
08. “Verona
09. “Euphoria”
10. “We Are Fucking Fucked”

Singer Matt Bellamy said the following about the record:

“‘Will Of The People’ was created in Los Angeles and London and is influenced by the increasing uncertainty and instability in the world. A pandemic, new wars in Europe, massive protests and riots, an attempted insurrection, Western democracy wavering, rising authoritarianism, wildfires and natural disasters and the destabilization of the global order all informed Will of the People. It has been a worrying and scary time for all of us as the Western empire and the natural world, which have cradled us for so long are genuinely threatened. This album is a personal navigation through those fears and preparation for what comes next.”

Along with the album announcement, the band have also shared an official video for their new song “Compliance.” You can check that out below. Bellamy said the following about the track:

“‘Compliance’ is about submission to authoritarian rules and reassuring untruths to be accepted to an in-group. Gangs, governments, demagogues, social media algorithms and religions seduce us during times of vulnerability, creating arbitrary rules and distorted ideas for us to comply with. They sell us comforting myths, telling us only they can explain reality while simultaneously diminishing our freedom, autonomy and independent thought. We are not just coerced, we are herded, frightened and corralled to produce a daily ‘2 minutes of hate’ against an out-group of their choosing and to turn a blind eye to our own internal voice of reason and compassion. They just need our Compliance.”

Muse Premiere “Won’t Stand Down” Music Video

Muse have released a new song titled “Won’t Stand Down.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Matt Bellamy commented:

“’Won’t Stand Down’ is a song about standing your ground against bullies, whether that be on the playground, at work or anywhere. Protecting yourself from coercion and sociopathic manipulation and to face adversity with strength, confidence and aggression.”

In other news, the band also have the following European dates booked:

06/03 Nürburgring, Germany – Rock AM Ring
06/05 Nürburgring, Germany – Rock Im Park
06/09 Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock Festival
06/11 Berlin, Germany – Tempelhof Sounds
06/17 Florence, Italy – Firenze Rocks
06/19 Newport, England – Isle of Wight Festival
06/21 Sopron, Hungary – VOLT Festival
06/24 Odense, Denmark – Tinderbox Festival
06/26 Mallorca, Spain – Mallorca Live
06/29 Athens, Greece – Ejekt Festival
07/02 Gallen, Switzerland – OpenAir St.
07/03 Belfort, France – Les Eurockéennes De Belfort
07/06 Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France – Beauregard Festival
07/08 Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival
07/10 Céret, France – Les Déferlantes Festival

Muse Share Trailer For “Simulation Theory” Film

Muse have shared an official trailer for their “Simulation Theory” film. That movie will be released in IMAX theaters around the world on August 17, before receiving a digital release on August 21.

The following information was also provided with the preview:

“From February to October of 2019 MUSE took their Simulation Theory Tour to over 28 countries and played in front of more than 1 MILLION people. Now fans will be able to experience the spectacle and more, beginning August 17th when “MUSE – Simulation Theory: The IMAX Experience” will be available exclusively in select IMAX Theaters around the world and August 21st when the Simulation Theory movie will be available for rent or download on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play (distribution will be via Eagle Rock Entertainment). For more information please go to http://muse.mu/film

Conceived and filmed at London’s O2 Arena in September 2019 the film directed by Lance Drake, (who also directed all the promo videos for Simulation Theory album) and Produced by Muse, Pulse Films, Lance Drake, Jesse-Lee Stout and Matthew Bellamy, follows a team of scientists as they investigate the source of a paranormal anomaly appearing around the world. Blurring the lines between narrative and concert film, virtual and reality, Muse’s most theatrical tour to date launches the viewer through a supernatural spectacle, questioning the world around us.

Says Drake, “the goal for Simulation Theory was to capture the scale of the electrifying live show and to expand upon its connection to the DNA of the world we built for the past three years in music videos for Muse. In a strange turn, the film’s alternate reality eerily started to mirror our own.”

Fans can pre order tickets for the IMAX showings http://imax.com/muse

The film has also undergone IMAX’s cutting-edge proprietary Digital Media Re-Mastering (DMR) and sound mixing process to take advantage of the stunning visuals and precision audio of the IMAX® Experience. In IMAX, MUSE fans will be immersed in a cinematic world of unmatched scope and clarity, surrounded by next-generation precision audio that delivers pitch-perfect tuning and pin-point accuracy in custom-designed IMAX theatres.

Theater safety measures will comply with governmental and exhibitor guidelines. Examples of typical measures taken may include but are not limited to use of masks by employees, social distancing and capacity constraints, as well as increased sanitation efforts. Please contact your local exhibitor for more information on their specific precautions.

Available for pre order on the same day will be 2 different limited edition deluxe box sets which will be available via muse.mu and physical retail. To celebrate the release of the Deluxe box sets, MUSE also teamed up with Marvel Comics to create and release a custom Simulation Theory comic book and limited-edition poster.”

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)