This article was originally published 10/2/2018.
UPDATE 11/5/2018: Dates for Muse's 2019 “Simulation Theory” World Tour have finally dropped!
The Grammy winning trio will get things started February 22 with a show in Houston, Texas before venturing across North America to hit cities like Las Vegas, Oakland, Atlanta, Washington DC, and Detroit.
A final performance in Boston, MA will wrap up the 18-date North American trek on April 10 before the guys head across the pond to Europe for the remainder of the tour.
View a full list of US dates below!
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Muse fans have plenty to be happy about this week, with the band dropping an all new single off their upcoming album, Simulation Theory, and announcing initial plans for a massive 2019 world tour!
The North American leg of the “Simulation Theory” tour kicks off in Atlanta, GA and will wind its way through the US, hitting cities like Dallas, Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia, and Salt Lake City, including three stops in Canada. The 20-date trek wraps up with a final performance in Washington DC.
The trio has yet to share any details on dates and venues, so make sure to check back here for all the updates as they roll in!
The newly-announced run of shows will be in support of their upcoming album Simulation Theory, and according to front man Matt Bellamy, it’ll be an experience unlike anything the band has ever delivered before.
“We’re going to do the biggest tour and just blow people’s minds with stuff they’ve never seen before,” Bellamy said in a recent interview. “We’re going to come up with something that no one’s ever seen before. We’re always interested in the latest technology and what’s cutting edge, so we’re always thinking of the new thing that nobody’s ever used before in a concert. And we found something and we’re going to use that.”
The guys also released their Back to The Future-themed music video starring Terry Crews for new single “Pressure” on Thursday (9/27).
With an all-around vintage sci-fi vibe, Simulation Theory features cover art designed by Stranger Things artist Kyle Lambert. All five videos released thus far have emphased ‘80s aesthetics and payed homage to things like Max Headroom, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and Teen Wolf.
Simulation Theory will be the band’s eighth studio album and their first release since 2015’s Grammy-winning international chart-topper Drones. The album will be released in three formats: Standard (11 tracks), Deluxe (16 tracks) and Super Deluxe (21 tracks).
Simulation Theory is due for release on November 9.
Who Is Muse?
Muse emerged from England in 1994 as a ‘90s-alt rock group. Over time, their sound has transformed into a genre-blurring powerhouse combo of prog-rock, electronica and pop. Their music often balances themes of intergalactic sci-fi and government oppression with anthems of love and heartbreak. Muse has continued to mature and evolve over the course of their career, stepping away from the Radiohead comparisons that plagued their early years and coming into their own, incorporating elements of every genre ranging from grandiose rock to R&B funk and dubstep grind.
Muse’s core line up consists of front man Matt Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme, and drummer Dominic Howard. The trio have established themselves as one of the best live bands in the world, continuously delivering electrifying performances to sold-out crowds around the globe. They have released a total of seven studio albums to date, selling over 20 million albums worldwide. Muse has won several prestigious awards throughout their career, including two Grammys, two Brit Awards, eight NME Awards, and five MTV Europe Music Awards. In 2012, Muse received the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.