October 4, 2012 14:16

Muse: 'Our UK tour will feature aliens, pyramids and kung-fu'

Drummer Dom Howard reveals the band's mad stage set-up

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Muse's forthcoming UK tour will feature dancing aliens, an LED pyramid and kung-fu.

Drummer Dom Howard revealed the Devon trio's ambitious stage plans, saying fans will be able to see "dancing aliens" and "me doing some kung-fu at some point onstage".

He told BBC Newsbeat: "We made this huge upside down pyramid, which is made out of LED screens so we can put visuals on it. Basically this screen moves and can morph into different shapes. It will come down and completely consume me on my drum kit."

Meanwhile, singer Matt Bellamy has told The Telegraph that he thinks arena-touring electronic artists such as Skrillex, signal out the "value of human beings performing".

"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," he said. "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."

He added:

We're not afraid to bring new elements into the equation but we're not quite prepared to go full robot. I think we're kind of cyborgy!


Muse's new album '2nd Law' is on course to topple Mumford & Sons in the UK Album Chart. The record includes new singles 'Madness' and 'Survival' as well as dubstep-influenced track 'The 2nd Law: Unsustainable'. The 13-track album is the follow-up to 2009's 'The Resistance' and was recorded in London.

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