"On Wednesday 6th July, the eight leaders of the most powerful and richest countries in the world will gather for a summit meeting in the town of Gleneagles in Scotland. These men can make poverty history and change the future for hundreds of millions of people – but they will only do it if enough of us tell them to. That’s what LIVE 8 – The Long Walk To Justice is all about, and that’s why we want your voice, not your money."
Five LIVE 8 concerts will take place around the world on Saturday 2nd July, 2005. (France, Germany, Italy, USA, UK)
95.8 Capital FM will be broadcasting all the performances and reporting live from backstage in Hyde Park in collaboration with the BBC, and will also be running ticket competitions in the run up to the big day. In the UK there will be TV coverage across the BBC. AOL will also be broadcasting all the concerts live on the internet. Radio 1 will also be broadcasting from Hyde Park throughout the day.
Hyde Park, London - 2005.07.02:
Sir Elton John
Sir Paul McCartney
From muse.mu: "Muse are to play the Live 8 concert on Saturday 2nd July. The concert in Hyde Park, London, is in order to raise awareness ahead of the G8 Summit. Live 8 is set to pressure our world leaders to double aid, cancel debt, and deliver trade justice for Africa. Other acts on the line up include U2, Coldplay, REM, Madonna, Sir Paul McCartney and Elton John.
Tickets for the LIVE 8 London concert in Hyde Park will be allocated via a text competition. For the chance to win a pair of tickets to the London event you will need to enter the text competition - you can enter as many times as you like. Details of the text number and competition will be announced on the 6th June - via all UK radio stations & BBC Television as well as our website. Each entry costs £1.50 plus your operator's standard text charge. The competition will close at midnight on the 12th June and winners will be chosen at random by computer and notified by text message after the 13th June with details of how they can collect their tickets - either online or from collection points around the UK. use the link below for more information on live 8".
"So the final tour of Absolution is sadly over. The band have been touring across the world (on and off for 18 months on this album), and it has been a great experience for everyone concerned. So many memorable experiences, people and places. We'd like to thank everyone who has come and supported the band so wonderfully over this incredible period. Its now time to write and record a new album and do it all over again next year. patience is a virtue!" Photos are up on the gallery, setlists on the tour date page.
"Hello. Hope all is going well and not too many brains are fried after all this cryptography. Nearly there now. My advice is take it easy and trust yourselves on how far you have got. so anyhow. all the shots are up on the main site from the last dates across the states. Sorry for there being a few gigs missing but i had to come home for a few days and no one else could be arsed to take any shots. well saying that dom lost his camera which explains it. it was a great tour. american audiences are pretty fiesty. looking forward to going back. not going to be for a little bit though. the band are going to be writing and recording a new album. so far so good if you ask me. they are looking around for a studio at the moment and should be settling into one soon. so take it easy. I'll keep you informed of whatever needs informing. take crack i mean care. tom"
The new "Stockholm Syndrome" should be aired next week on various websites and will be broadcast on Fuse at 2:30 this Monday. The video will be on Microcuts.net as soon it's available, stay tuned.
According to the french record company Naïve, the Absolution Box (including all the dvds et singles from Absolution) should be released this summer - exclusively - in France.
subject:PVBO JSBP YDDR RMIO KKUU UXWZ VIHH BHER MRAM NAGD GZIQ C
LMXV BLF SZEV ULFMW GSV YRPV MVZI GSV OZHG TRT LU GSV GLFI, DZOP GL GSV VMW LU IZRODZB ZMW OLLP WLDMGLDM...
XZM BLF HVV GSV TRZMG LDO? (SRMG: SVZWJFZIGVIH LU GSV ROOFNRMZGR) ULI URMZO KIRAV DIRGV GSV MZNV GSV MZNV LU GSV YZMP GSRH TRZMG SRWVH YVSRMW ZMW HVMW GL GSRH VMXLWVW VNZRO: GSLY HPEQ HHER ADOD TGIA EVBE OYAR CC
"translated" from the P.S (literally, even repetitions):
once you have found the bike near the last gig of the tour, walk to the end of railroad and look downtown
can you see the giant owl? (hint: headquarter of the illuminati) for final prize write the name the name of the bank this giant hides behind and send to this encoded email: the other word make no sense; by using reverse alphabet the first three words are "thob skvj ssv. ...."
maybe they used another type of cryptography
and then Subject and the rest of the message are encrypted in another way.
Huh, by the way, i sent two pictures, so i got 2 emails back. the other was:
Subject:PWHK NMNM HHHZ KDQB NHHT HYSO JAZF YMUB IVBG EHAJ FJDR PKPW OBYK BDRM HJP
A - the bike from the architecture building at the university of houston.
Q - the bike that matt left dangling from a broken abandoned railroad bridge from behind the AMH that we found...
U - the final bike, from under the bat-bridge in austin (approx. 1st and congress)...
There were a total of 4 bikes. Written on the last one: "Sorry for the crap prizes. We tried to use these to keep fit on tour."
Following the instructions given by the anagrams from the setlists of the 3rd may 2005 show - "Starship Crowds=Christ password" and "Obtain Drowsy Powders=Write password on body" - 4 people sent an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a pic showing a part of the body with the word "CHRIST" written on it. They have received an answer by e-mail on the 6th of May with new instructions:
ECZT AZJE LGSM UJGA RLJT MXRP HLAE VMTA PQSP
HGIFTTORMT DRGS VEZOFZGRMT NLIGZOH ZMW SZIVN NVVGRMT?
XOFV: GSV URIHG XLMGZRMH GSIVV DLIWH LMV LU DSRXS RH 'TVG'
GSV HVXLMW XLMGZRMH 'N-GSIVV'
GL URMW OLXZGRLM LU YRPV IZXP: ZKKOB GSV HLOFGRLM GL GSV XLWV RM GSV HFYQVXG LU GSRH VNZRO
GL FMOLXP: GFIM IRTSG GDL LI NLIV UFOO GFIMH ZMW HGLK ZG 16. GFIM OVUG LMV UFOO GFIM KZHG 2. GFIM IRTSG ZMW HGLK ZG 7.
Using a Reverse Alphabet Cipher, Body Decodes to:
struggling with evaluating mortals and harem meeting?
Clue: the first contains three words, one of which is ‘get’. The second contains m-three. To find location of bike rack: apply the solution to the code in the subject of this email. To unlock: turn right two or more times and stop at 16. Turn left one full turn past 2. turn right and stop at 7.
Evaluating Mortals = Get Naval Simulator
Harem Meeting = m-three enigma (m3-enigma)
= "Get naval m3-enigma simulator"
Here is a M3 enigma simulator, so we set the rotors to "ABA" - a previous confusing new song name:
The cipher text was in the subject of the email:
ECZT AZJE LGSM UJGA RLJT MXRP HLAE VMTA PQSP
You set the starting point of the enigma to ABA to get:
COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE NEAR GERALD HINES
= Near Gerald Hines College of Architecture" - Which is in Houston University Campus.
Like the last time, the first people to reach the place, found a signed bike...
They are considered Britain's hottest act, though they can hardly be called mainstream or radio-friendly at this point. Indeed, the slow-bubbling hype surrounding Muse in England and throughout Europe was built by creating a fan base much like Dave Matthews did in this country.
"It's been through word of mouth, it really wasn't through radio play or anything like that," said Muse lead singer Matthew Bellamy about the buzz generated by the band's raw energy concerts. Muse headlines the "MTVU Campus Invasion" with fellow Brit rockers Razorlight at Sunset Station Lone Star Pavilion on Tuesday. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Much of Muse's time off-stage on the MTV tour has been spent on American college campuses. They also have taken in a couple of NBA games and even went fishing in Michigan.
"Campuses in America are so big that it's almost like a town itself," he said. "There are only a handful of universities (in Britain) that are comparable. Here you have entire towns that become a campus. I don't think there's anything on that scale in England."
The MTV brand has guaranteed that audiences are much bigger on this tour of the states for Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard, a self-contained rock trio as tight and committed to each other as U2 and Coldplay. Their grandiose musical scope – often compared to Radiohead, Coldplay and Queen -- is confined (and enhanced) by the limited nature of the act. "We're trying to express things that are bigger than us," Bellamy said.
The elusive Bellamy answered a few questions by telephone from a Louisville, Ky. Tour stop last week. Here's what he had to say :
Are you finding a different sort of enthusiasm on this tour of the states?
M: This particular tour has been great. The crowds have been amazing. Really, our second album didn't come out here at all, so that's why we didn't tour here at all. So, it's really only this album that we've been doing heavy touring.
What about the current lack of radio airplay for British acts?
M:I was kind of nervous that in America that maybe people only come and see you if they hear you on the radio, but as soon as we came here on the beginning of the tour on this album, a lot of people came to see us, and we were expecting to be playing for, like, no one.
How important is Muse's much-acclaimed light show and synchronized video to the stage presentation?
M:The lighting rig basically responds to sound. When I play a note on the piano for example then that sound lights up..... The lights are exactly in time with the music.
With such a textured sound, how important is playing live?
M:Being a live band is the reason I got into music in the first place. This band had been together a good three to four years before we ever started recording. In the beginning it was about playing music and playing it well, but when the concerts started to become quite big in Europe, we started moving up to arena level, basically, and then going to stadium level and headlining these big festivals. We kind of thought well there's only three of us onstage and we're just playing our stuff and we're being paid this extra money, we might as well spend it on making the shows (a spectacle).
What is the burden of fame that has come with the hype generated by the British press?
Even though we're quite very well-known in Europe, we're not, like, kind of faces that get recognized in the street. And we're just known for our music because we built up the fan base not through media coverage. Obviously, that stuff helps. The press helps, but that has not been the thing that's made us big. It's been through playing live and definitely through word of mouth.
What is the perception of the band in the states?
M:It's really exciting because we're sort of getting perceived as new band and that's really nice, that feeling of being a new band again. I think some bands maybe find that difficult, but we find that really nice because that's when it's most exciting for fans. You really get that underground feeling. Even though we're now playing big, big, big gigs in Europe, we're still an alternative band. We're not a mainstream kind of act.
"Stockholm Syndrome" is an old hit in England, a new one here. Is that a little weird?
M:I think it's cool. The first album we made, I wasn't particularly happy with. With this album, I feel like we've got something. It does almost seem like a starting point for us. And we're still quite young. Where we're going now is more exciting. Everything on this album was delayed for about six months. 'Stockholm Syndrome' wasn't actually a single in the rest of the world. It's only going to be a single here, so that's quite interesting.
How confining is the three-piece format?
We all understand each other very as musicians. Literally, we learned how to play together. I wasn't a singer. I didn't start singing until after a year after the band had been together, and the bass player in the band had never played the bass. So we pretty much learned music together. So we have an understanding of what we are and what we're capable of, therefore, we know our limitations and we know how to push them and stuff. Me, personally, I've always been interested in a lot of music outside of rock. Sometimes I feel if like if it wasn't for the fact that I was in a three-piece, I'd probably be making music that was probably too over the top. It probably would go too far – turn into a different genre all together.
When will a new Muse album come out?
M:We're playing a few new songs at the moment. As soon as we finish this tour, we're going to start rehearsing and probably over the summer we'll start recording. Hopefully, we'll get something ready for release early next year. The next album we'll go for a world-wide release.
What's the biggest difference between U.S. and U.K. audiences?
M:In America, the first tour we did, the crowds were sort of an arty group. The crowds were brilliant and I really love that sort of thing, but it really wasn't a rock crowd. Now, that's been blown of the water. This tour is some of the most rocking crowds we've ever seen. It's the same as it was in England when we first started people kind of perceived us as a slightly experimental kind of arty group and when they come and see us the first time, they kind of stand there and go, 'This is actually a rock band.' Then people come the second time, they kind of know the score and go kind of mental. I think that's what's happening now. The crowds have been insane.