Muse will be in France in March for new gigs :
- 14/03/2004 : Rouen - Zénith
- 15/03/2004 : Orléans - Zénith
- 16/03/2004 : Cournon d'auvergne - Zénith
- 22/03/2004 : Toulouse - Zénith
- 24/03/2004 : Grenoble - Summum
The next single will finally be "Sing for absolution" and will be released on April the 19th. Butterflies & Hurricanes, which was initially envisaged to be the fourth single, will be released later.
Here is the set list from the Melbourne show :
Sing for Absolution
Thoughts of a Dieing Athiest
Butterflies and Hurricanes
Time is Running Out
Plug in Baby
Stockholm Syndrome + Outro
Muse made an appearance on Australian music channel [V]'s "What U Want show" at Fox Studios in Sydney (where The Matrix and Stars Wars were filmed) where they did an interview, fielded some questions from the crowd and performed the singles off of Absolution. - Time is Running Out came in at number 31 in Australian radio station Triple J's Hottest 100 (www.abc.net.au/triplej).
A message from Tom : Hello there, hope youre all having some good days. Things down under are pretty sweet.. the shows are going well, the sunburn factor not so well but we'rve all peeled and are coming out the other side now. As you know Muse have been nominated for a big old Brit award and would much appreciate your support in winning it! You can vote here www.brits.co.uk/voting/1info.html for Muse being the best British Rock Act around. thanks a lot. Take care, tom
There's an interview with matt bellamy on Virgin Radio [jan 2004] available for streaming here.
The set list from the Big Day Out, Friday 23rd :
1. Stockholm Syndrome
2. New Born
3. Thoughts of a Dying Atheist
4. Butterflies & Hurricanes
5. Citizen Erased
6. Sunburn (Piano Version)
7. Muscle Museum
10. Time is Running Out
11. Plug In Baby
Here is the set list from the Metro show :
2. New Born
3. Thoughts of a Dying Atheist
4. Sing for Absolution
5. Butterflies & Hurricanes
6. Citizen Erased
7. Apocalypse Please
8. Space Dementia
9. Sunburn (Guitar version)
10. Muscle Museum
12. Time is Running Out
13. Plug In Baby
15. Stockholm Syndrome
16. Instrumental rock out
Here is the first setlist played at the Big day out festival - Auckland - 16.01.2004
05.Sing For Absolution
08.Butterflies & Hurricanes
09.Time Is Running Out
11.Plug In Baby
It's that awards time of year again and after a number one album and an amazing sell-out European tour, Muse are bound to be collecting one or two! Last night it was announced that Muse have been nominated for a Brit Award for Best British Rock Band . They will also be performing at the awards ceremony! Keep your eyes on the Brits' website at www.brits.co.uk for a Muse area with videos and news! Currently sitting in second place by only 2%, you can vote for Absolution as one of XFM's albums of the year here . You can also vote for Muse to win a whole number of NME awards here.
We also have a New Year's message from the band:
Hello and a happy new year to you all. Just like to say thanks to you all who have made this our most enjoyable and succesful year in Muse. Making 'Absolution' and then starting our touring through Europe gave us the belief that next year can be even better, where we hope to see and play to as many of you as possible. Thanks a lot for your support, it means the world to us. Have a great year.
Muse is nominated at the 2004 BRIT Awards for the best British Rock Act. (are nominated : Stereophonics, Feeder, Primal scream, Darkness, Muse)
Muse has been officially announced to close the pinkpop main stage festival.
The last Muse album 'Absolution' will be released in March in the United stated on the label Warner. The band will play in small places for this occasion.
Hysteria Around The World : Norway had Hysteria released on 5/01/2004, Portugal will have it on 12/01/2004, Australia will have it on 16/01/2004, To all you Spaniards out there, Hysteria will be released on the 19th January 2004, as it will be in New Zealand. Greece will have the record mid-January, while Italy and Malaysia will get the release in late January. [ Source : Inmuseworld.com ]
Microcuts team would like to wish everyone a happy and musical new year.
Muse will certainly play Leeds/Reading and Werchter festivals.
Muse came 1st in the top 50 guitar albums of the year in total guitar magazine.