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Muse are an English rock band that was formed in Teignmouth, Devon, England in 1994. Since their inception, the band has comprised Matthew Bellamy (vocals, guitar, piano), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass guitar, vocals, keyboards) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion). Muse are known best for their energetic and visually dazzling live performances[1] and on June 16 and 17, 2007 became the first band to sell out the newly built Wembley Stadium in London.[2] Muse have released four studio albums. Their most recent, Black Holes & Revelations garnered the band a Mercury Prize nomination and a third place finish in the NME Albums of the Year list for 2006.[3] Muse have won many other music awards throughout their career, including five MTV Europe Music Awards, five Q Awards, four NME Awards, two BRIT awards and four Kerrang! Awards. Contents History Formation and early years (1992–1997) The members of Muse played in separate bands during their stay at Teignmouth Community College and Coombeshead College in the early 1990s.[4] The formation of Muse began when Bellamy successfully auditioned for the part of guitarist in Dominic Howard's band. They asked Chris Wolstenholme, who played drums at the time, to learn to play bass guitar for the band. Wolstenholme agreed and took up lessons.[citation needed] In 1994, under the name Rocket Baby Dolls and with a goth/glam image, the group won a local battle of the bands contest, smashing their equipment in the process.[5][6] "It was supposed to be a protest, a statement", Bellamy said, "so, when we actually won, it was a real shock. A massive shock. After that, we started taking ourselves seriously". Shortly after the contest, the three decided to forego university, quit their jobs, change the band name to Muse, and move away from Teignmouth.[7] After a few years building a fan base, Muse played their first gigs in London and Manchester. The band had a significant meeting with Dennis Smith, the owner of Sawmills Studio, situated in a converted water mill in Cornwall. This meeting led to their first proper recordings and the release of an eponymous EP on Sawmills' in-house Dangerous label,[5] with a front cover designed by Howard. Their second EP, the Muscle Museum EP, reached number 3 in the indie singles chart and attracted the attention of British radio broadcaster Steve Lamacq as well as the weekly British music publication NME. Dennis Smith introduced the band to Safta Jaffery with whom he had recently started the record label Taste Media. Muse signed with Smith and Jaffery and recorded their first three albums, Showbiz, Origin of Symmetry, and Absolution, with Taste Media. Despite the success of their second EP, British record companies were reluctant to sign Muse. It was after a trip to New York's CMJ Festival that an American record label flew them to Los Angeles to showcase. Nanci Walker, then Sr. Director of A&R at Columbia Records, flew Muse to the U.S. to showcase for Columbia Record's then Senior Vice President of A&R, Tim Devine, as well as for American Recording's Rick Rubin. It was during this trip, on December 24, 1998, that Muse signed a deal with Maverick Records. [8] Upon their return from America, Taste Media arranged deals for Muse with various record labels in Europe and Australia, allowing them to maintain control over their career in individual countries. The minimax UNO CD-single. John Leckie was brought in to produce the band's first record, Showbiz. The album showcased the band's soft style, and the lyrics made reference to the difficulties they had encountered while trying to establish themselves in Teignmouth.[5][6] The release of this album was followed by tour support slots for Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters in the United States. 1999 and 2000 saw Muse playing major festivals in Europe and gigs in Australia. Origin of Symmetry and Hullabaloo (2001–2002) During production of the band's second album, Origin of Symmetry, the band experimented with instrumentation such as a church organ, Mellotron, and an expanded drum kit. There were more of Bellamy's high-pitched vocal lines, arpeggiated guitar, and piano playing. Bellamy cites guitar influences such as Jimi Hendrix and Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine & Audioslave), the latter evident in the more riff-based songs in Origin of Symmetry and in Bellamy's extensive use of pitch-shifting effects in his solos.[9] The album also features a reworking of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse's "Feeling Good". Muse successfully sued Nestlé in 2003 when they used Muse's version of "Feeling Good" in a television advert for Nescafé without permission, donating the £500,000 compensation to Oxfam.[10] Celine Dion was also threatened with legal action in 2002 when she planned to name her Las Vegas show "Muse", despite the band owning the worldwide performing rights to the name. Celine Dion offered $50,000 for the rights but Muse rejected this with Bellamy stating that "We don't want to turn up there with people thinking we're Celine Dion's backing band". Eventually Dion was forced to back down.[11] Origin of Symmetry was well-received by critics; Dean Carlson of Allmusic commented that "...if you want to sound like Radiohead when even Thom Yorke doesn't want to sound like Radiohead, you might as well take it to such preposterous, bombastic, over-the-top-levels".[12] NME gave the album 9/10 with Roger Morton writing, "It's amazing for such a young band to load up with a heritage that includes the darker visions of Cobain and Kafka, Mahler and The Tiger Lillies, Cronenberg and Schoenberg, and make a sexy, populist album. But Muse have carried it off".[13] Maverick had reservations about Bellamy's vocal style on this album (considering it not to be "radio-friendly"[citation needed]), and asked Muse to change some of their songs prior to U.S. release. The band refused and left Maverick, resulting in Maverick's decision not to release Origin of Symmetry in the U.S. The album was finally released in the U.S. on 20 September 2005, after Muse signed to Warner. Muse released a live DVD, Hullabaloo, featuring live footage recorded during Muse's two gigs on consecutive nights at Le Zenith in Paris in 2001 and a documentary film of the band on tour. A double album, Hullabaloo Soundtrack was released at the same time, containing a compilation of B-sides and a disc of recordings of songs from the Le Zenith performances. A double-A side single was also released featuring new songs "In Your World" and "Dead Star". In the February 2006 edition of Q Magazine, Origin of Symmetry was placed 74th in a fans' poll of the 100 greatest albums ever. Absolution (2003–2005) Studio album Absolution, produced by Rich Costey, was released in 2003. The album yielded the hit singles "Time Is Running Out" and "Hysteria". Muse subsequently undertook their first international stadium tour. It continued for about a year and saw Muse visiting Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, and France. Meanwhile, the band released five singles ("Time Is Running Out", "Hysteria", "Sing for Absolution", "Stockholm Syndrome", & "Butterflies and Hurricanes"). The US leg of the 2004 tour began ominously as Bellamy injured himself on stage during the opening show in Atlanta.[14] The tour resumed after several stitches and a couple of days. Chris Wolstenholme of Muse performing at the Mod Club Theatre, Toronto in 2004. The international Absolution tour included the band's first shows in North America since 1999. The band also played at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2004. After the festival, the band described the concert as "the best gig of our lives".[15][16] However, drummer Dominic Howard's father, Bill Howard, who was at the festival to watch the band, died from a heart attack very shortly after the performance. "It was the biggest feeling of achievement we've ever had after coming offstage", Bellamy said. "It was almost surreal that an hour later his dad died. It was almost not believable. We spent about a week sort of just with Dom trying to support him. I think he was happy that at least his dad got to see him at probably what was the finest moment so far of the band's life".[5] Muse then continued their tour. Their last dates were in the U.S. and at the Earls Court arena in London, where they played an extra date due to the high demand for tickets. They won two MTV Europe awards, including "Best Alternative Act" and a Q Award for "Best Live Act". At the end of 2004, Vitamin Records released The String Quartet Tribute to Muse by The Tallywood Strings, an album of instrumental string versions of some of Muse's songs. Muse also received an award for "Best Live Act" at the 2005 BRIT Awards. The band finished touring in January 2005, then visited the U.S. in April and May On 2 July 2005, Muse participated in the Live 8 concert in Paris, where they performed their singles "Plug In Baby", "Bliss", "Time Is Running Out", and "Hysteria". An unofficial and unauthorised DVD biography containing no Muse music called Manic Depression was released in April 2005; the band was not involved with the project and did not endorse the release.[17] Another DVD, this time official, was released by the band on 12 December 2005, called Absolution Tour. The official release contained re-edited and re-mastered highlights from the Glastonbury Festival 2004 and previously unseen footage from London Earls Court, Wembley Arena, and the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Two songs, "Endlessly" and "Thoughts Of A Dying Atheist", are hidden tracks on the DVD taken from Wembley Arena. The only song from Absolution not to appear on the live DVD is "Falling Away With You", which has never been performed live to date.[18] Absolution eventually went Gold in the US.[19] Black Holes & Revelations and HAARP (2006–2008) In July 2006, Muse released their fourth album, co-produced by Muse and by Rich Costey, titled Black Holes & Revelations. The album was released officially in Japan on 28 June 2006, in Europe on 3 July 2006 and, in North America on 11 July 2006. The album charted at No. 1 in the UK, much of Europe, and Australia. It was also a success in the United States, reaching No. 9 in the Billboard 200 album chart.[20] Black Holes & Revelations was nominated for the 2006 Mercury Music Prize, but lost to Arctic Monkeys. The album did, however, earn a Platinum Europe Award after selling one million copies in the continent,[21] The album's title and themes are the result of the band's fascination with science fiction and political outrage.[22][23] In August 2006, Muse recorded a live session at Abbey Road Studios for Live from Abbey Road. The first single from the album, "Supermassive Black Hole", was released as a download on 9 May 2006 and accompanied by a music video directed by Floria Sigismondi. It was later followed by general releases as a single the next month, all ahead of the main album release. The second single, "Starlight", was released on 4 September 2006. "Knights of Cydonia" was released in the U.S. as a radio-only single on 13 June 2006 and in the UK on 27 November 2006. It also had a six-minute promotional video filmed in Romania and was featured on the popular video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. It was also voted number 1 in the world's largest music poll Australian Radio's Triple J Hottest 100 for 2007. The fourth single from the album, "Invincible", was then released on 9 April 2007.[24] Another single, "Map of the Problematique", was released for digital download only on 18 June 2007, following the band's performance at Wembley Stadium.[25] Muse playing "Starlight" at Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2006 Prior to the release of the new album, the band resumed making live performances, which had halted while recording, making a number of promotional TV appearances starting on 13 May 2006 at BBC Radio 1's One Big Weekend. The main live tour started just before the release of their album and initially consisted mostly of festival appearances, most notably a headline slot at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2006.[26] The band's main touring itinerary started with a tour of North America from late July to early August 2006. After the last of the summer festivals, a tour of Europe began, including a large arena tour of the UK.[27] The band spent November and much of December 2006 touring Europe with British band Noisettes as the supporting act. The tour continued in Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia in early 2007 before returning to England for the summer. Possibly their biggest performances to date were two gigs at the newly rebuilt Wembley Stadium on 16 June and 17 2007. Both Wembley concerts were recorded for a DVD/CD titled HAARP, which was released on the 17 March 2008[28] in the UK and 1 April 2008[29] in the USA. The title refers to the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, a scientific research program aimed at studying the properties and behaviour of the ionosphere. The touring continued across Europe in July 2007 before heading back to the US in August where they played to a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden, New York.[30] They earned a headline spot on the second night of the Austin City Limits Music Festival on 15 September 2007, after The White Stripes cancelled their performance. Not long after, they also performed at the October 2007 Vegoose in Las Vegas alongside bands like Rage Against the Machine, Daft Punk, and Queens of the Stone Age.[30] Muse continued touring in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Scandinavia before moving on to Australia and New Zealand. Muse played their final show of the Black Holes & Revelations tour as headliner of the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas after playing to sell-out crowds throughout Southeast Asia, Australia, the United States, and New Zealand. A number of individual live appearances also occurred in 2008. In March, they played concerts in Dubai, Johannesburg, and Cape Town.[31] On 12 April they played a one-off concert at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.[32] The band also performed at a new gig in Marlay Park, Dublin on 13 August and were set to play at a gig in Belfast on 14 August. However, the Belfast date was dismissed according to The Belfast Telegraph.[33] Kasabian and Glasvegas supported Muse on their Irish date.[34] A few days later, they were the headline act at V Festival 2008, playing in Chelmsford on Saturday 16 August and Staffordshire on Sunday 17 August.[35] They also hinted at the possibility of a future stadium tour or concerts in South America.[36] Current and future plans (2008-present) On 2 August 2008, a collaboration song between Muse and The Streets entitled "Who Knows Who" was leaked on Muselive.com. In an interview published by NME on 14 April, Bellamy stated that he "would like to do England's answer to Rage Against The Machine".[37][38] A message from the band on the official forum confirmed that the song was genuine, though the track was never intended to be a serious release.[39] Muse had tentatively started work on their fifth album in 2008. Drummer Dominic Howard explained that the band wrote a few tracks ahead of their headline V Festival slots (16-17 August) and would head back to their studio near Lake Como in Italy. Speaking to BBC 6music, Howard said, "We're working on new stuff and we're gonna have a couple of weeks off and then in about two weeks time we're back out to Italy to start writing again". He also added, "We've already done a few tracks and it sounds great, so we're just working towards the future".[citation needed] In September 2008, the band received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts each from the University of Plymouth for being recognised as "not only one of the most exciting live bands in the world, but also a band which pushes musical boundaries".[40] In a Q&A with fans on the official Muse message board, Wolstenholme stated that "It would be nice to have the album out in the second half of next year (2009) but we have not set ourselves any targets. It is more important for us to make the best album we have made to date and if that means it comes out in 2010 then we don’t mind. Hopefully it will be sooner though".[41] As of February 2, 2009 Muse has already made it into the studio and begun recording at least one song for their upcoming album. On microcuts.net, a news headline has stated that the album is slated for a September 2009 release, and a new tour of France, and most probably Europe is to follow in the autumn. In the February issue of Australian youth magazine jMag, released by radio station Triple J, it was said that Matt Bellamy had announced in the band's forum that he had written the "hardest song ever". He said "There's a new song in three parts, which I have been working on sporadically for many years. As a large percentage of the composition is orchestral... I've been arranging the orchestral elements myself, which is taking a long time." He hopes that the tracks will feature as the finale to their fifth album. Style Many Muse songs are recognisable by lead vocalist Matthew Bellamy's falsetto. As a guitarist, Bellamy often utilises arpeggio and pitch-shift effects to create a more "electric" sound, citing Jimi Hendrix and Tom Morello as influences for this method.[42] Black Holes & Revelations was influenced by various styles of European and Asian music. "I've been listening to quite a lot of music from the south of Italy on this album", Bellamy admits. "I've been living in Italy for a while, and I discovered this music from Naples, which sounds like a mix of music from Africa, Croatia, Turkey, and Italy. It kind of gives it a mystical sound, so I think that's one thing that influenced the album. I like being influenced by things that have a mixed style".[43] Band members * Matthew Bellamy – vocals, guitar, piano & keyboards, primary lyricist * Christopher Wolstenholme – bass guitar, vocals, keyboards * Dominic Howard – drums, percussion Touring members * Morgan Nicholls – synthesizers, keyboards, backing vocals, bass guitar (2004, 2006 – present) Nicholls played bass at the 2004 V Festival in place of the injured Wolstenholme, who broke his wrist during a football match with Didz Hammond from The Cooper Temple Clause. He continues to play bass on "Hoodoo" in addition to being a regular synthesizer and keyboard player as well as backing vocalist. * Danny Newell (A.K.A. Dan the Trumpet Man) – trumpet (2006 – present) Newell plays the trumpet on "Knights of Cydonia" and "City of Delusion" live, although not at every concert. Discography Main article: Muse discography Studio albums * Showbiz (1999) * Origin of Symmetry (2001) * Absolution (2003) * Black Holes and Revelations (2006) * Fifth Studio Album (2009/2010) UK top-ten singles * "Time Is Running Out" (2003) – UK Singles Chart #8 * "Supermassive Black Hole" (2006) – #4 * "Knights of Cydonia" (2006) – #10 Awards Main article: List of Muse awards Year Award Category Region Notes 2000 NME Awards Best New Artist United Kingdom 2001 Kerrang! Awards Best British Band United Kingdom 2002 Kerrang! Awards Best British Live Act United Kingdom 2004 Q Awards Innovation Award United Kingdom Kerrang! Awards Best Album United Kingdom Q Awards Best Live Act United Kingdom MTV EMA Best Alternative Italy MTV EMA Best UK & Ireland Act Italy 2005 BRIT Awards Best Live Act United Kingdom NME Awards Best Live Act United Kingdom mtvU Woodie Awards Best International United States 2006 Q Awards Best Live Act[44] United Kingdom MTV EMA Best Alternative Denmark Kerrang! Awards Best Live Act[45] United Kingdom BT Digital Music Awards Best Rock Artist United Kingdom UK Festival Awards Best Rock Act[46] United Kingdom For Reading and Leeds Festivals 2006 UK Festival Awards Best Headline Act[46] United Kingdom For Reading and Leeds Festivals 2006 Vodafone Live Music Awards Best Live Act[47] United Kingdom 2007 BRIT Awards Best Live Act[48] United Kingdom NME Awards Best British Band[49] United Kingdom BT Digital Music Awards Best Rock Artist[50] United Kingdom Vodafone Live Music Awards Tour of the Year[51] United Kingdom Q Awards Best Live Act[52] United Kingdom MTV EMA Headliner[53] Germany MTV EMA Best UK & Ireland Act[53] Germany mtvU Woodie Awards Best Performing[54] United States 2008 Meteor Music Awards Best International Live Performance[55] Ireland For Oxegen 2007 NME Awards Best Live Band[56] United Kingdom MTV Asia Awards Bring Da House Down[57] Malaysia For Muse Asia Tour 2007 from Wikipedia.
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Sandrine
5 / 5
J'ai trouvé ce concert incroyable ! C'était magnifique, autant musicalement qu'esthetiquement. Voilà un groupe qui ne seoque pas de son public et qui donne tout ce qu'il a, de la 1ere à la dernière minute. Ce concert est dans mon top 2 de tous les concerts que j'ai vu dans ma vie (et j'en ai vu....!) Bravo et merci à eux. J'ai le smile rien qu'en y repensant !
Matmut Atlantique Bordeaux, France
Jul 17, 2019
Bria
5 / 5
This is our 3rd time seeing Muse. Once indoors at Mandalay Bay, once outdoor at Aftershock in Sacramento. This was, BY FAR, the best show I've seen them do. Out of the hundreds of shows I've been to in my life, this was in the top 5. Energy, light show, stage presence, song choices, and stage props were OFF THE HOOK! Can't wait to see them again!
T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, NV
Apr 10, 2023
Solomon
5 / 5
It was so awesome! My third concert ever, and I've got to say that seeing them live was seriously one of the coolest things I've ever done. If you get a chance to go to a Muse concert, do not hesitate -- buy tickets right then and there, because you never know when the chance to have the time of your life will ever come again.
Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH
Mar 24, 2023
Vadim
5 / 5
The 2019 Moscow concert was insanely great! Great sound, stunning visuals, setlist was perfectly balanced between new hits and all-time greats, but most importantly the energy and atmosphere that Muse delivered: everything was world-class! Definitely *the* best show I’ve ever been to. Thanks Matt, Chris, Dominic and everybody in the crew for unforgettable memories. Can’t wait for you guys to come back in the future!
Luzhniki Stadium Moskva, Russian Federation
Jun 17, 2019
MELIRSE
5 / 5
Incredible ! For a French fan, living this show in UK was ... perfect ! Even the fanbase was nice ! I know I am not totally objective because I love this band but I dont care, I enjoyed each moment and that's it ! MUSE, London, people ... it's sure I'll come back for the next tour (if I dont work lol)
The O2 Arena East London, United Kingdom
Oct 02, 2023
Monica
5 / 5
2nd Muse gig and it only gets better every time. So glad I got to hear Plug In Baby. It's always fun to jump to that song. Staging was out of this world especially with the flying "Drones." Ambient through the whole night amazing💜 Always look forward to Muse and their fantastic shows. It's always a hell of a ride the whole night♥️
Moda Center Portland, OR
Apr 18, 2019
Jochen
3 / 5
The arcustic was not good, knowing that his was not an issue of the location as Muse was playing this place already. Also tve band was not focused on the audience, only on the cameras as it was recorded, so there was the fire missing, which got to the people very late in the show. Their concert in Wiener Neustadt was much better
RheinEnergieStadion Köln, Germany
Jun 11, 2023
Vanda
5 / 5
Organisation, supporting facilities, timing - great, great, great. The venue is better suited for a different type of stage setting, but even this minor technicality fades away in the superb design, production and set-up of the show and magnetic presence of the trio that pulls you in like a super massive black hole. How long before you let me go?
Letiště Praha Letňany Praha, Czech Republic
May 27, 2019
Sandra
5 / 5
Quelle belle soirée! Tout était impeccable les 3 groupes ont livrés une solide performance. Belle découverte de Ok Rock, à suivre et écouter avec plaisir :) Evanescence toujours en voix et en forme, WoW! Muse une entrée canon et que du plaisir et des surprises visuelles jusqu'à la fin, fantastique! Bravo à toute l'équipe technique et les équipes de production. Merci et merde pour la suite!
Bell Centre Montréal, QC
Mar 16, 2023
Mo
5 / 5
What a fantastic show. I last saw muse in 1999 for the first tour at plymouth pavillions. What a difference this tour was. Incredible one of the best concerts i have been to. I am not leaving it 22 years again to see them again.fir zure if a fan see them live well worth it 1st class live act
Home Park Plymouth, United Kingdom
May 29, 2023

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