Muse were declared the Best Live Band at the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards last month. When given the statue Matt Bellamy told us, "This one Iâ
Muse were the first band to sell out the newly-opened stadium when they played on June 16 and 17 last year.
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Muse recently announced plans to play V Festival, and some gigs abroad. â
150,000 people caught Muse at Wembley last summer, witnessing the kind of show that’s earnt them the Best Live Band accolade twice (this year and in 2005) at the NME Awards.
Pyrotechnics aplenty at the second night of Muse’s two-night stand at Wembley Stadium last summer. "You guys fucking rule," drummer Dominic Howard declared as they left the stage. "You are unbelievable. We’ll see you again soon." We’ll see them at this year’s V Festival.
The DVD will show live performances of the following songs: ‘Knights Of Cydonia’, ‘Hysteria’, ‘Supermassive Black Hole’, ‘Map Of The Problematique’, ‘Butterflies And Hurricanes’, ‘Hoodoo’, ‘Apocalypse Please’, ‘Feeling Good’, ‘Invincible’, ‘Starlight’, ‘Time Is Running Out’, ‘New Born’, ‘Soldier’s Poem’, ‘Unintended’, ‘Blackout’, ‘Plug In Baby’, ‘Stockholm Syndrome’, and ‘Take A Bow’.
Muse will headline the London Royal Albert Hall in April. The gig at the prestigous venue will be one of a series of events organised by The Teenage Cancer Trust. The band are also set to play big one-off gigs in the UK later this year, another in Dubai, and may play a series of shows in South America.
Muse at Wembley Stadium. The event took place over the weekend of Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June 2007, and saw the band play to over 135,000 fans against a backdrop of satellite dishes & antennas, two giant balloons and aerialists, all of which were illuminated by a huge wall of video.
Muse drummer Dominic Howard at Wembley Stadium last year. Drummers take note: the phenomenal sticksmith only uses Tama drums and Zildjian cymbals
Matt Bellamy from Muse at their mammoth show at London’s Wembley Stadium last year. The band recently suggested they might ditch the traditional album format and only release singles from now on.
‘H.A.A.R.P.’ comes with a 20-track DVD from Muse’s Wembley show on June 17 last year, and a 14-track CD from the previous night. It’s named after the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program – a scientific research program aimed at studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere.
In the run-up to the event Dominic Howard said "booking it was like playing poker, it felt like a gamble, but then we put it on sale and it sold out really quickly, so at least people are gonna come. That kind of step up into that area, we just thought â
Muse were the first major rock band to play the new Wembley Stadium. Bon Jovi were initially scheduled but construction work (on the venue not Jon Bon Jovi) was delayed. But although they were the first band, they weren’t the first act to play the revamped venue – George Michael played the week before.
Muse were supported at Wembley Stadium by The Streets and Rodrigo Y Gabriela on June 16, and My Chemical Romance and Biffy Clyro on June 17.
Muse began life under the name Rocket Baby Dolls in 1994, and once trashed their equipment onstage during a battle of the bands contest. They went on to win.
Around 70,000 people per night witnessed Muse rock Wembley last June. See nme.com/artists/muse for all the latest info on the band.
Muse at Wembley amidst flames and fireworks. A DVD/CD of the shows, H.A.A.R.P., has been released this week. Bellamy told NME in a recent interview the album would have "at least one 15-minute space-rock solo".
Muse finally released their massive live CD and DVD package ‘H.A.A.R.P.’ this week, filmed at last year’s Wembley shows, and we’ve got some exclusive screen shots from the DVD. Keep clicking for a whole host of supermassive treats. Pic: Andrew Kendall