Muse Tour To Feature 'Aliens, Pyramids And Kung-Fu'

A shape-shifting floating pyramid made will be the centerpiece of their next tour.

Muse Tour To Feature 'Aliens, Pyramids And Kung-Fu'
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Muse have revealed details of their ambitious new stage rig for their forthcoming tour. Drummer Dom Howard said it will include dancing aliens, a shape-shifting pyramid and "me doing kung-fu at some point on stage". "We made this huge upside down pyramid, which is made out of LED screens so we can put visuals on it", he told the BBC. "Basically this screen moves and can morph into different shapes. It will come down and completely encapsulate me on my drum kit". Frontman Matt Bellamy had previously said he'd been trying for years to "get a huge Zeppelin shaped like a UFO to land [during a set]," but after years of trying no-one would let them. Perhaps this pyramid is the execution of that vision. Their live efforts could help counter a trend towards seeing DJs perform on laptops. "People will pay money to see someone with a laptop who's done all the experimentation at home and pretty much just hits the space bar", said Bellamy. "There is a part of us that is definitely clinging to the organic, human side of music, to honour our friendship and the fact that we want to play together in a room". Do rock stars need to up their game to compete with DJs, or is Muse simply continuing a tradition of bombastic live rock? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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    Mack888
    "People will pay money to see someone with a laptop who's done all the experimentation at home and pretty much just hits the space bar", said Bellamy. "There is a part of us that is definitely clinging to the organic, human side of music, to honour our friendship and the fact that we want to play together in a room". This!! When you pay for a show, you should get exactly that. Muse have always delivered the goods when it comes to live music as well as visuals, so this is exciting. It's encouraging that there still are acts focusing on a good show visually.
    Galfadez
    For those who say Unsustainable isn't real music:
    Superperfex
    I think the people that are worried that Muse will spend too much time behind laptops are idiots. That's safe to say. If they actually heard the album, and did some research they would know that it's all real instruments. I really enjoyed watching the DVD of 2nd Law. It's pretty fantastic seeing the work put into this awesome record.
    Lightning_Ray
    Muse Tour To Feature 'Aliens, Pyramids And Kung-Fu'
    So it's basically the plot of Kung Pow...
    Slash-96
    safe to say they're back on acid...
    deathofarev
    This made me think of the performance of Feeling Good on youtube where Matt seems a little intoxicated, still great to watch
    withoutanyname
    The megaphone craziness one? When he just disappear under his keyboard?
    GregTheHero1
    As long as it doesnt affect their performance i dont see a reason to complain .
    sideslick
    *affect their performance in a negative sense ... Seriously, this will probably amp it up to levels previously unseen in rock. Good for Muse! These guys are just geniuses and they deserve a great stage-show!
    GhostPlayground
    It didn't affect their last few tours. Seriously, they've used the same stage design on their last two tours, and they've pretended it's a new thing each time. I'll admit that it looks cool, but I feel insulted that they think I won't be able to see that they've recycled their press release from the start of the resistance tour.
    Mike7x
    I'm so tired of hearing about Muse. They really aren't that good of a band.
    GhostPlayground
    When compared to Cynic, they suck. When compared to Green Day, they're amazing. It's all relative really.
    b_flo
    Matt Bellamy is right about a lot of DJs spinning so-called "live" sets. There's a lot that play a pre-recorded CD, and the rest is just acting. I've worked with some who are good "actors" at spinning. Others just apply FX to their tracks. One thing that gives it away are the lighting and video FX. If it was live, then most of their DJ sets will be different from night to night. So how does the LD (Lighting Designer) know when to cue certain lights and videos? Something to observe the next time you go see a DJ.
    b_flo
    They got influences, of their stage design, when they opened up for U2, during the U2360 tour.
    DickHardwood
    DJ's set in their vast majority is them clicking stuff and bobbing around like idiots until they change track. As for the Muse show.. awesome. I always felt like when you go see a band play live, you need a SHOW not just people standing around playing. Even if the songs suffer a bit, I'd prefer this over stale show and flawless playing.
    b_flo
    Some pretend to change tracks, while their whole set is being played on another CD...already done from a studio. Have witnessed this while working with some of them.
    tuggyt
    Why can I see some sort of Spinal Tap moment coming from this? I'll still go.