Muse Hint at First Major 2017 U.S. Concert Date
Muse may have given away a bit of their tour itinerary for 2017. A tweet from frontman Matt Bellamy suggested that they could be playing Lollapalooza.
A fan had asked him if the band were planning on playing the high-profile festival in Chicago, which is traditionally held on the first weekend in August. Bellamy's response was, "Yeah I think so."
Nothing has been made official about Muse's tour plans. But Bellamy's tweet is consistent with what he said a couple of weeks ago about how they plan to spend next year. “We’re going to chill out,” he said. “We’re going to do some festivals in the U.S. maybe, because we kind of missed that out last summer. If we feel like it we might record a new song or two but I don’t think we’ll do a new album.”
Whenever that record, which will be the follow-up to 2015's Drones, arrives, it could be a sonic departure for Muse. Ten days ago, Bellamy said, “I feel like I say it every time with each album but I feel like it might be time to actually do something a bit more stripped down.” But he appeared to change his mind only three days later adding, “I really wanna try and just make like a hip‑hop album. I think I’m gonna actually, starting rapping on our next eighth studio album.”
Of course, there's always the possibility that he could be pulling our collective legs on one, if not both of those concepts.
Bellamy also weighed in on the U.S. presidential election. Last Wednesday (Nov. 9), he objected to the election of Donald Trump by tweeting the hashtag "#apocalypseplease." A few minutes later, he took a more analytical tone. "Hi[s] stupid/inflammatory views will be heavily moderated when sworn in and the seriousness/gravity (& top secret revelations) of job hit him," he wrote.
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