Muse reveal special plans for Reading and Leeds Festival shows

The trio plan to bring 'Origin Of Symmetry' to the twin sites this weekend

Muse have spoken to NME about their forthcoming performances at this weekend’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.

The band will be playing their 2001 album ‘Origin Of Symmetry’ in full at the festival. Matt Bellamy said that one of the reasons they’ve picked that album to play is because “it’s always been an album the hardcore fans have always talked about as one of their favourites, if not the favourite. So we wanted to play it for them as a celebration of the 10 years since it came out…”

The band have also promised to bring a brand new stage show and production to the festival, based around the 2001 album’s artwork and concept. “We’ll do whatever we can get away with within the restrictions of a festival stage,” explained Bellamy.


For the second half of the show, drummer Dom Howard said: “We’ll probably just do the old cheap encore and play a few hits!”

The event, which takes place this weekend (August 26-28), features headline sets from Muse, My Chemical Romance and a co-effort from Pulp and The Strokes.

Matt Bellamy of Muse is on the cover of the new issue of NME. In it you can read more from the above interview. The issue is on UK newsstands from today (August 24) or available digitally.

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