Muse say their new tour will “blow people’s minds” at the VO5 NME Awards 2018

It includes "something no one's ever seen"

Muse have talked about their upcoming tour, speaking at the VO5 NME Awards 2018.

The band, who will release comeback single ‘Thought Contagion’ today, picked up the award for Best Festival Headliner at the ceremony in London last night (February 14).

Speaking to NME backstage after their win, frontman Matt Bellamy said: “We’re going to do the biggest tour and just blow people’s minds with stuff they’ve never seen before.”


He continued: “We’re going to come up with something that no one’s ever seen before. We’re always interested in the latest technology and what’s cutting edge, so we’re always thinking of the new thing that nobody’s ever used before in a concert. And we found something and we’re going to use that.”

“We’ve been working on a lot of new music,” Bellamy added, “we’re going to release more new songs this year, working towards an album which will come out some time soon.”

He also explained the concept of the band’s upcoming single ‘Thought Contagion’, saying: “The idea that there are thoughts and things that we think and beliefs we have, spread around, sometimes good things, sometimes bad things, and they spread around like viruses.”

Speaking about the bands he caught live at the ceremony, Bellamy said: “I’m a huge fan of Alt-J. I’ve listened to all of their albums and all of their songs. [But] I didn’t know what they looked like. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen them in any way.”

“It was brilliant, it was great. I didn’t know there was only three of them. There’s only three Alt-Js? I thought they were a fivepiece, I was imagining a much bigger set-up.”


Also at the VO5 NME Awards 2018, Muse revealed how they’re hoping that Skepta, Charli XCX, Stormzy and Haim headline Reading and Leeds festivals in the very near future.

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