Muse respond to disappointed fans over scrapped Bristol gig

Will they head home to the West Coast?

Muse have responded to fans left disappointed by the apparent scrapping of a show in Bristol, teasing fans that they may play a show near their native Devon.

As part of their 2019 UK tour plans in support of their latest album ‘Simulation Theory‘, the band initially listed Bristol among the cities that they were planning to visit when they hit the road next year:


However, those plans seem to have changed after only shows in London and Manchester were announced. A number of fans took to Twitter to respond, concerned that they had pre-ordered the album as requested but were still in the dark about a show in Bristol.


Now after sharing a photo taken exclusively for this week’s NME Big Read with Muse, one fan asked frontman Matt Bellamy when Bristol gig details were likely to be announced. In response, he appeared to suggest that the show would not be happening, but they’d be performing elsewhere nearby instead.

“We want to do a West Country show for sure,” he replied. “[We’re] investigating Devon options.”

As Somerset Live reports, other suitable venues in the area for the scale of Muse’s live show include Bristol’s 27,000 seater Ashton Gate, Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park, Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park, and Exeter Racecourse.

The band famously played two huge homecoming concerts at The Den in Teignmouth in 2009. The gigs were documented and filmed by the BBC.

Matt Bellamy on Instagram

Muse’s upcoming UK tour dates are below. Visit here for tickets and more information.

Monday December 3, 2018 – LONDON Royal Albert Hall
Saturday June 1, 2019 – LONDON Stadium
Saturday June 8, 2019 – MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium

Announcing the gigs, the band said: “The ‘Simulation Theory’ World Tour will feature an exciting new Enhanced Experience Package that allows access to an exclusive Mixed Reality Pre-Show Party, powered by Microsoft, with three original virtual reality games, inspired by tracks from Simulation Theory.

“Additional Enhanced Experience perks include a premium concert ticket, show specific poster, interactive photo experience with props and memorabilia from the band’s latest videos and more.”