Muse spark stadium fire fears in Coventry while rehearsing live show
Band were warming up for gig at Ricoh Arena when onlookers thought stadium was ablaze
The band will perform live at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Wednesday night (May 22) and were rehearsing some of the special effects that are used in their live show on Monday night. However, with flames rising above the top of the stadium, onlookers thought it was on fire and immediately began flagging their concerns on Twitter and Facebook. At one point in the evening the name of the stadium and Coventry were trending topics in the UK, leading the Ricoh Arena's official Twitter account to clarifying the situation for those concerned.
Muse rehearsing at Ricoh Arena tonight. Those are some special effects!twitter.com/kate_mulgrew/s…— Bruce Millington (@brucemillington) May 20, 2013
Just to confirm there is no fire here at the Ricoh Arena. They are just testing everything ready for Wednesday night's Muse concert— Ricoh Arena (@RicohArena) May 20, 2013
The band, who released new album 'The 2nd Law' in 2012, will play four shows in the UK, starting in Coventry on May 22 before two shows at London's Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal FC, on May 25 and 26. The short jaunt will end in Manchester on June 1. Dizzee Rascal will support on all dates.
Muse will play:
Coventry Ricoh Arena (May 22)
London Emirates Stadium (25, 26)
Manchester Etihad Stadium (June 1)
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