In 1994 three school friends from Teignmouth in Devon, UK took their first steps into the rock world, winning a local ‘battle of the bands’ competition as ‘Rocket Baby Dolls’. Almost two decades and one name change later, alternative rockers Muse are massive and they’re back on tour, so get your Muse tickets early to avoid disappointment.
When it comes to live gigs Muse have never been known to do things by halves; their stage sets and extravagant performances are legendary, featuring state-of-the-art technology and lighting rigs that add to and enhance, rather than detract from, Muse’s sheer musical power. No wonder, then, that Muse have been on the receiving end of just about every ‘Best Live Act’ award going, with critics and fans universally joining in their praise for the band.
Muse have a fine musical pedigree behind them two with five well-received studio albums under their belt, their own eclectic mix of every rock style from prog to grunge to metal winning a host of awards including two Brits, four Kerrang, eight NME awards and an American Music Awards. Successful chart entries with tracks such as “Supermassive Black Hole”, “Uprising” and “Neutron Star Collision” just add weight to Muse’s overall awesomeness.
How awesome? According to the Independent, Muse are “the greatest band on the planet today”. “Muse put on the best show, both visually and audibly, that I have ever witnessed”, according to Ultimate Guitar.com. And then there’s the small matter that Muse’s 2011 HAARP Tour gig at Wembley was named by the public as Wembley Stadium’s greatest ever event. Enough said.