Muse has announced the first list of cities of the U.S. “Leg of their Drones Tour” in support of its latest release “Drones.” The band that is known for pushing boundaries in terms of their stage production will perform for the first time on a circular stage from the middle of the arena. The stage design and configuration will give fans a true 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience. Muse’s tours have been described by the international press as “epic”, “amazing” “ambitious” and this time looks to be no exception. The band has just completed a Summer European Festival run which saw some of the best reviews of their career.
Here’s what some media outlets have said about the Muse live shows:
“Thunderous and visually dazzling” – The Guardian
“Muse captured the spirit of Download better than anyone else” – The Times
“an endless buildup, heading for one peak after another – is what a Muse concert sets out to deliver by every means available, musical and visual. ” – The New York Times
Fan club pre-sales will begin on September 23rd and general on sale is September 25th and Phantogram will be the opener the four shows.
Since their debut in 1994, Muse have released seven studio albums selling upwards of 17 million albums worldwide. “Drones,” the group’s seventh album, topped the UK charts for two weeks in June, whilst simultaneously topping the charts in the USA, a first for the band. In total the album reached No. 1 in an impressive 23 countries including France, Japan, Australia, Netherlands and Switzerland. In total the band has released seven studio albums: Showbiz (1999), Origin of Symmetry (2001), Absolution (2003), Black Holes and Revelations (2006), The Resistance (2009), The 2nd Law (2012), and Drones (2015). They have also issued four live albums: Hullabaloo Soundtrack (2002), which is also a compilation of B-sides, Absolution Tour (2005), which documents several of the band’s performances such as Glastonbury Festival 2004, HAARP (2008), which documents the band’s performances at Wembley Stadium in 2007, and Live at Rome Olympic Stadium (2013), shot in 4K and taken from the band’s Rome show during The 2nd Law World Tour.
Tour dates announced today are:
December 13, 2015 Portland, OR Moda Center On Sale 9/25*
December 15, 2015 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena On Sale 9/25*
December 16, 2015 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center On Sale 9/25*
December 18, 2015 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center On Sale 9/25*