Muse have confirmed that conversations have taken place about their follow-up album to this year’s ‘Drones’.
The band released their seventh album ‘Drones’ in June, now focussing on plans for their 2016 tour, which will reportedly include a “swarm of drones” and “double-headed arrow” stage.
Ahead of their ambitious live stint, the group’s drummer Dominic Howard has spoken to the South China Morning Post about possibilities for their next LP.
“We’ve talked about it, yeah, but we haven’t really talked about when or where,” Howard said. “But I just know we need to do something really, really different to anything we’ve done before.”
He continued: “I think it’s time to kind of lose our minds a little bit more in the studio and delve into some new areas of music that we’re kind of not that used to or comfortable with. I think we should definitely do that and kinda go for it. Yeah, we’ve got small ideas about how we think we can evolve. That’s the key thing: evolving.”
‘Drones’ topped the UK Albums Chart upon release in June. The record sold 73,000 copies in its first week on sale and is the group’s fifth UK Number One of their career.
Frontman Matt Bellamy has claimed that ‘Drones’ is Muse’s best album, admitting, “That’s not something I’ve been able to say for a while.”
The ‘Drones’ world tour will see the group play a number of arena dates in April 2016. Announcing the tour earlier this month, Bellamy told fans the band were hoping to build upon Pink Floyd’s famous The Wall Tour.
Muse will play the following dates:
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (April 2)
Manchester Arena (April 8, 9)
London O2 Arena (April 3, 11, 12, 14, 15)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (April 17, 18)