THE incredible Muse will play The O2 Dublin on November 3 as part of a massive European tour.
Tickets from €54.65 including booking fee, are on sale this Friday September 28 at 10am.
It has been almost three years since they have played Ireland so this is a real treat for Muse fans, as it also coincides with the release their sixth studio album “The 2nd Law” on Helium 3/Warner Records this Friday September 28. The group has made a stunning short film to preview the album; this can be seen on www.muse.mu.
Muse didn’t set out to make the most gloriously ambitious album of their career. How could they have? The band who dreamt up Supermassive Black Hole, Knights Of Cydonia and the three-part Exogenesis symphony were already well-versed in going One Louder. Any wilder, any further out there, and Muse would risk incineration by a dwarf star of their own making.
But you don’t become one of the biggest bands on this planet – in excess of 15 million albums sales worldwide, five MTV Europe Awards, two Brit Awards, eight NME Awards, five Q Awards, four Kerrang Awards and winner of the Best Rock Album Grammy 2011; No 1 in 19 countries with 2009’s The Resistance; filler of arena and stadia across the world – by sitting on your hands.
So when Muse approached the making of their sixth studio album, they wouldn’t stint on the choirs, strings and horn sections.
And be reassured: guitar-shredding, piano-thumping, orchestra-arranging, book-chewing, big-thinking Matt Bellamy, as the band’s chief songwriter, didn’t lower his sights from The Big Picture nor ignore The Precious Details. And nor were the trio afraid of giving space to a brilliant new element to their sound – songs written and sung by bass player Chris Wolstenholme.
And this time, Muse had the experience born of self-producing The Resistance to apply their studio knowledge to creating the album they really wanted to make. From solid beginnings came big tunes.
“We all had a lot of great fun doing it,” said Wolstenholme. “And hopefully you can hear that on the album. There are some real moments of positivity in the songs. And I just think everyone personally is in a pretty good place at the moment.
“It feels like the best thing we’ve ever done,” said drummer Dom Howard. “There was a sense of adventure making it.”
“This was a breeze!” declared Bellamy, still high from the experience of seeing rock-operatic new track Survival emerge victorious as the official anthem for the London 2012 Olympics.
“We were making ourselves laugh at times with how different things were sounding.”
Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie.