Win A Signed And Framed Setlist! : Muse are running a competition whereby you can win a signed and framed setlist from MUSE! In conjunction with OXFAM and www.bignoisemusic.com, anyone who downloads 'Apocalypse Please', Live from Glastonbury will be in with a chance to win this great prize. The competition will close on 28 August at midnight and the lucky winner will be drawn the following day. Check out the setlist for yourself and go help out in the name of charity, a great song and a wicked prize! Setlist
The two Arena club shows scheduled for Sat 11th and Sun 12th September have been combined in to one show and relocated to the Brisbane Riverstage, City Gardens on Sunday 12th September. Tickets for both Arena shows are valid at the Riverstage. Please note gates open at 6pm. Another 3000 tickets have been added to the mix. they are still on sale.
Muse have continued to grow substantially worldwide over the past year & it appears Australia is no exception. All other dates are sold out so for Brisbane fans this is your new & last chance to catch Muse live this time around. This is an all ages event - photo id required if you wish to purchase alcohol. All existing tickets are valid for the appropriate resheduled shows. In the event that a refund is required then you will need to return your ticket to the point of purchase before the shuduled show date.
Manson guitars are working on new guitars for Matthew Bellamy, also filled with zvex stuff...
V-Festival organisers have confirmed that Muse will be playing the festival with the bassist from the streets and that Chris will also be appearing on stage. (vocals...)
Muse's official website has confirmed the following of the B&H single:
Butterflies and hurricanes CD single:
1. Butterflies & Hurricanes (Full length)
2. Sing for Absolution (Live BBC Radio 2)
3. U-myx technology (more info below)
Butterflies and hurricanes vinyl:
1. Butterflies & Hurricanes (Full length)
2. Butterflies & Hurricanes (Glastonbury 2004)
Butterflies and hurricanes DVD:
1. Butterflies & Hurricanes audio
2. Butterflies & Hurricanes video
3. The raw video edit
4. "The Groove in the States" - ten minute doc of the band in the US
There will be a competition with the U-myx technology. Whoever makes the best remix of Butterflies & Hurricanes (judged by the band) will win a mini iPod and signed memoribillia.
Latest Press Release from MUSE regarding Chris' hand injury. As reported on various music websites over the weekend, MUSE’s bass player Chris Wolstenholme sustained an injury to his hand in a fall at the tail end of last week whilst on tour in the US. This meant that the band had to cut short their participation in Curiosa (the travelling festival helmed by The Cure) – of which they had been headlining the Second Stage. The touring party returned home on Saturday and Chris and his management immediately sought medical advice on the injury. They are at present awaiting test results and further medical counsel regarding the injury. The band is also currently investigating other alternatives should Chris not be able to take to the stage this weekend for their headlining slot at the V2004 festival in Chelmsford and Stafford.
2nd MUSE download single release. We can announce that MUSE are releasing another download single. Just over a year since MUSE released the 'Stockholm Syndrome' download, it is still one of the most successful download singles ever to be released in the UK! With your help, we can repeat this success with the new download which will be released on 23rd August. The track to be released is 'Apocalypse Please' recorded live during the band's awesome appearance at Glastonbury this year. Unlike Stockholm Syndrome, the track will only be available from Oxfam's digital music store BIG NOISE MUSIC and approximately 70p per download will go directly to Oxfam.
This release will coincide with the first official download chart which will be broadcast live on Radio 1 on Wednesday 1st September, so if you want to donate a bit of money to charity and help MUSE to their rightful place at the top of the download chart, then make sure you visit BIG NOISE MUSIC from Monday 23rd August to Saturday 29th August to buy the track! Also, make sure you check out The Guardian's website next week where you will also have the chance to win a MUSE branded Creative Labs Digital Music Player to play the track through, one of only five in existence!
Butterflies & Hurricanes single release. We can also confirm that MUSE will be releasing 'Butterflies and Hurricanes' as their next single on Monday 20th September. The single will be available on CD, DVD and 7" and will come with a cool interactive remix element. Keep checking the website to see the new video.
"Hi there. Hope things are going alright. We are presently awaiting test results and further medical counsel regarding Chris' injury. The band is also currently investigating other alternatives should Chris not be able to take to the stage this weekend for their headlining slot at the V2004 festival Chelmsford and Stafford. Thanks for all the messages of concern and support for Chris. We will post the latest developments on this matter as soon as we have it on muse.mu. Hang in there... Tom"
MUSE are looking to THE STREETS to solve their bassist problem at V FESTIVAL. As reported on NME.COM, the band have said they’re “committed” to playing their summer festivals despite an injury to bassist Chris Wolstenholme. Wolstenholme injured himself while on the road in the US, forcing the group to come back early, pulling the last three dates. NME.COM can reveal that the band have been in rehearsals with a new bassist, sparking speculation that Chris has been told he won’t be well enough to perform this weekend. Morgan Nicholls, who has collaborated with The Streets, including an appearance on the Number One album ’A Grand Don’t Come For Free’ is the man in the frame to play at V. He has also played in Skinner’s live band in recent months.
A source familiar with the rehearsals told NME.COM: “He's the only guy they're thinking about working with at the moment. Everyone is still hopeful that Chris can be involved in some capacity during the show though.” Muse close the V Festival at Hylands Park and Weston Park in Stafford (August 21-22).
We are very sad to confirm that due to an injury Chris has sustained to his wrist, Muse have been forced to cancel their remaining three shows of the Curiosa festival. We apologize to all those looking forward to seeing the band in Chicago, Dallas and Houston, but the injuries are such that Chris is unable to play these dates. After getting his wrist looked at by the hospital pre-show in Chicago, Chris was advised not to play the next few American dates. He and the band were told late that afternoon and were devastated to have to cancel so late and not be able to continue the wonderful tour the band were experiencing. Muse have just returned to London and Chris is currently receiving medical attention. We will of course keep you informed on this matter as soon as we have any news. We would like to thank The Cure and all those involved in the tour. Thanks so much for you patience and understanding at this time.
It seems that Chris fractured his wrist yesterday playing soccer. Muse cancelled the show tonight and will certainly cancel some next gigs... more info soon.
Muse are filming a brand new video for Hysteria right now! Hysteria will be the next American single and will be hitting radio and TV across the States very soon. The performance based video integrating animation is being made by a company called Brand New School.
The next single, Butterflies and Hurricanes, has been broadcast for the first time on radios this week, the piano solo has been cut to be easily played.
"MUSE are set to release two new singles in the coming months. Following the smash success of the download-only 'Stockholm Syndrome' last year, the band release 'Apocalypse Please', the opening track from 'Absolution', as a download on August 23. The track will be available exclusively from bignoisemusic.com. The site offers 350,000 downloadable tracks, and 10p of every £1 spent will go to Oxfam's 'Make Trade Fair' campaign." (Contrary to Nme who claims that would be the studio version of the song, it will certainly be the live version recorded at glastonbury this year.)
Then, Muse release another physical single, 'Butterflies And Hurricanes' on September 20. The CD version will be the first ever release to utilise u-myx technology - a unique new concept in interactive audio mixing, which allows fans to remix the track without any specialist skills or equipment. The format is the first of its kind to enable songs to be upgraded with new parts, such as vocal or instrumental contributions from other artists.
Jeremy (who filmed the atlanta accident) met Tom kirk at the Curiosa festival. Here are the videos.
"Hi there. I trust all is well in the world. Finally managed to get the photos up on the site. There's shots from Glastonbury to yesterday for your viewing pleasure. Back in the good old U S of A. Just love it out here. Somehow managed to get in to Snoop Doggy Dog's aftershow here in New York and found ourselves faintly amused. Its not what you'd expect it to be. Or maybe it is. Anyhow, gig later today should be cool. Nashville and Atlanta were great.
Check the site soon for new features coming. Download area and a new audio player - which is nearly complete, and nicely affecting flash default track playing on the front page. Take care, Tom"