.5 April 2001: Southampton (Guildhal)
.6 April 2001: Manchester
.8 April 2001: Nottingham (Rock City)
.9 April 2001: Norwich (UEA)
.10 April 2001: Cambridge (Corn Exchange)
.11 April to 22 May: European Tour
.23 May 2001: Birmingham
.24 May 2001: Glasgow (Barrowland)
.26 May 2001: Leeds (University)
.27 May 2001: Bristol (Colston Hall)
.29 May 2001: London (Brixton Academy)
New gigs have been annouced on radio 1:
.April 6th manchester (uk)
.April 27th bristol (uk)
.April 29th london (brixton academy) (uk)
MUSE frontman MATT BELLAMY wants to used human skulls as percussion instruments for his new album, now being written and demoted with STONE ROSES producer JOHN LECKIE and TOOL producer DAVID BOTTRILL. Speaking exclusively to NME.COM last week, Bellamy said he got the idea after seeing a Tom Waits concert in New York where the singer's percussion player was using animal bones.
He explained: "The new stuff that's mellow is a lot more moody and darker and uses percussion of a voodoo nature. I saw a Tom Waits concert and they were using the bones of dead animals and I really liked the sound of that. "I want to get human bones, I really want to get them, but John Leckie's not sure. Ideally, I want to get a set of human skulls but I think everybody thinks that that's a bit too on the dark side, but to hear that percussion on the record, and to know that it's produced by dead beings, that will make it sound much more powerful, more vibey.
Muse have written 16 new songs for the follow-up to their 'Showbiz' debut and release the first of these, 'Plug In Baby', on February 26 through Mushroom. The song will be backed by new songs titled 'Tesseract' and 'Policing The Jackson Funk'.
Muse hope to release their new album in Spring and return to the live stage at the same time. It's likely they'll play the summer festivals, though nothing has been confirmed as yet.
What are you doing in the forthcoming months?
"Working on new material for the next album..."
- What about the next album, could you tell us some new tracks name?
"Most are untitled ,.. tesseract, plug in baby, bliss..."
- When will you come back in France?
"Next year, middle of the year maybe before..."
- Any news to share ?
"I m in the process of notating a tab/piano music book for showbiz, that includes the alternative live guitar versions, hopefullly it will be finished before christmas, and available to get in guitar shops, or places like that."