Muse Bassist 'Nearly Fainted' After Singing Live For First Time

Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme has admitted that his first attempts at singing during one of the band's gigs left him feeling faint.

Muse Bassist 'Nearly Fainted' After Singing Live For First Time
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Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme has admitted that his first attempts at singing during one of the band's gigs left him feeling faint. Despite being in the band for over 10 years, Wolstenholme only made his vocal debut on the group's latest album "The 2nd Law", released earlier this year. Wolstenholme sings lead vocals on album tracks "Save Me" and "Liquid State" and has been playing the songs live during Muse's recent arena tour. However, it was not a natural transition for the bassist, who told that the experience was initially "a bit of a disaster" for him. Discussing the experience of singing live, Wolstenholme said: "Singing live was really, really tough at first. I was pretty gutted after the first show because I wasn't really prepared for the nerves, so as soon as I started singing I felt my legs going and I started wobbling and it was a bit of a disaster. I got over it fairly quickly, though, and I'm starting to enjoy it now." Muse fans will get the opportunity to hear Wolstenholme again next Summer when the band embark on a string of UK stadium dates. Matt Bellamy and co. will play: 05/22 - Coventry, Ricoh Arena 05/25,26 - London, Emirates Stadium 06/1 - Manchester, Etihad Stadium Speaking about the band's current world tour, which has already passed through UK arenas, singer Matt Bellamy told CBS Local, "I think it's going to be our best tour so far. It's like our version of [Pink Floyd's 1979 double album and tour] 'The Wall'."(via NME) The ambitious production includes an upside down pyramid structure, which is full of video screens. "Throughout the gig, it gradually comes down and consumes the band. So we end up eaten up by this pyramid thing, which is all very symbolic, of course. We blast out of it and escape."

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    KnotParkDay
    *Singing LEAD live for the first time. He's sung backing since they started. And yeah, I was terrified when I first sang lead live in front of an audience with my band. It's pretty normal.
    Kueller917
    I would be pretty scared to sing lead vocals live too, I can't imagine in front of a good 2,000 people and knowing you're about to go to an arena tour of 20,000 people.
    TJ1991
    Whenever I've seen anything live of theirs he's sung almost as much at Matt, he does loads of backing vocals. I can understand the nerves at singing lead though.
    cptcomet
    It must be tough when all you've done previous is backing and now he has all eyes on him. Like most people who sing lead start out small in pubs, this must be terrifying!