Muse to release their new single titled “WON’T STAND DOWN” on Thursday January 13
Boasting eight acclaimed albums, 20 million sales & the most dazzling shows on earth, Muse are a triumph of millennial rock innovation & ambition. Formed in 1994 in Devon, they emerged with 1999’s Top 30 debut album Showbiz, showcasing their high art/hard rock blueprint.
Buzz became cultdom with 2001’s double-platinum Origin Of Symmetry, an early masterpiece revolutionizing modern rock with classical themes drawn from astronomy, theology & quantum physics. Steeped in grand melodic rock and introducing themes of psychological control and political manipulation, major breakthrough Absolution (2003) topped the UK chart, and 2006’s 4 million-selling, sci-fi themed Black Holes And Revelations made Muse a global phenomenon, breaking the US Top Ten & selling out Wembley Stadium.
The Resistance (2009) pitched glam-pop against rock symphonies, won a Grammy & hit #1 in 19 countries. In 2012 Survival, the official anthem of the London Olympics, preluded the sixth album The 2nd Law, tackling the Earth’s fuel crises.
An onstage spectacle, Muse’s pioneering gigs featuring sci-fi sets, floating acrobats, UFOs & bouncing moons has been captured in concert films Hullabaloo (2002), HAARP (Live From Wembley Stadium) (2008), Live At Rome Olympic Stadium (2013) & Drones World Tour (2018), the ground-breaking show for 2015’s seventh album and US #1, Drones, a timely concept record about future warfare. 2018’s Simulation Theory examines the brighter side of technology.