September 22, 2013 9:36

Muse to release concert movie

'It's the highest resolution concert ever shot,' says Matt Bellamy

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Muse are to release a concert film.

No release date has been announced yet, but lead singer Matt Bellamy told Rolling Stone magazine that he expect the film to get a limited theatrical release, including some IMAX screens.

Speaking about the film backstage at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, Bellamy said: "Over the summer, we played this massive gig in Rome Olympic Stadium, that was probably the best gig of the year. [The film is] gonna come out in 4K, which is the highest resolution concert ever shot. It’s four times more powerful than HD, so it’s like ridiculous detail. When you see the concert being filmed, you can see all the crowd, you can see their faces being filmed."

Last month, frontman Matt Bellamy suggested that the band will celebrate their 20th anniversary by embarking on a celebratory tour next year. The band, who did not release their first album 'Showbiz' until 1999, first formed as teenagers in their hometown of Teignmouth in Devon in 1994.

Posting on Twitter, Bellamy responded to fans who were asking him about the special gig they filmed in Tokyo, Japan, when he dropped the hint about the birthday celebrations. He wrote: "Hey, relax, that's just a rehearsal for our 20-year anniversary tour!"

Earlier this year it was reported that Muse could branch out into politics by taking over the local council in their hometown of Teignmouth for one day. The band were believed to have held talks about the possibility of running the council for 24 hours in an attempt to engage younger voters in the region and help them take a greater interest in local politics.

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