Muse are currently ripping South America a new one as part of a world tour in support of their latest album, ‘Drones’. And, judging by some of the pictures from the opening night of the band’s three-night stint at the 20,000-capacity Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, its 360-degree “audio/visual sensory experience” really does allow fans to get up close and personal with the band. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
[Photos: Chino Lemus]
Eschewing the regular arena set-up by pitching up right in the middle of the standing section, the Teignmouth three-piece have built a catwalk on either side of their “in the round” stage to permit Matt Bellamy to cross from one side of the venue to the other, no doubt shredding his guitar to tiny little pieces as he goes.
Ah, speaking of which – here’s the frontman himself, delighting the Mexican punters by taking position on one of said catwalks.
The band are also artily projected during the gig on awnings that hang from the lighting grid – because giant video screens are so 2014.
At certain points during the set, giant balloon drones descend from the heavens – to measure the rate of riffs-per-second, presumably.
And, of course, there’ll be an impressive accompanying light show to bolster the entire experience.
If you’re still not suitably hyped for the UK dates of the ‘Drones’ World Tour next spring, then perhaps these fan-captured videos from the Mexico City gigs will be enough to push you over the edge.