Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘I’m going to get a huge Zeppelin shaped UFO to land during one of our gigs’

Singer opens up about his ambitious plans for his band's planned outdoor tour next summer

Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has spoken about his ambitious plans for the band’s outdoor live shows next summer.

The band release their new album ‘The 2nd Law’ on October 1 and will undertake a short UK arena tour in the same month. The band have also stated that they will be performing much-larger outdoor shows in the summer of 2013.

Speaking to Q about the band’s plans for their outdoor live shows, Bellamy said that he wanted to realise long-standing dream of getting a UFO to land during the band’s set.


He said of this:

One day I’m going to get a huge Zeppelin shaped like a UFO to land. I’ve been trying for years but no one will let us.

Bellamy also spoke about his confidence as a frontman and admitted he had real difficulty overcoming his shyness in the band’s early years, but has now discovered “a strange level of confidence.”

He added: “‘I’d been quite an introverted person in the early years of the band. I was actually having a lot of trouble coming out of myself. Over the course of the first three albums I gradually opened up, and something came out of me, a strange level of confidence that I didn’t know was there. In live performance there was just a desire to smash this shy person.”

The Devon trio will tour the UK in October, playing five shows. The gigs begin at Glasgow’s SECC on October 24, before the band move onto London’s O2 Arena for two shows on October 26 and 27. They then play Birmingham LG Arena on October 30 before finishing up at Manchester Arena on November 1.

They are also confirmed for the iTunes Festival and will headline London’s Roundhouse on September 30.