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MUSE ANNOUNCE MORE US DATES OF DRONES WORLD TOUR
BAND TO PERFORM IN THE ROUND FOR THE FIRST TIME
SHOWS ANNOUNCED ARE - HOUSTON, DALLAS, LAS VEGAS, VANCOUVER, SEATTLE, DETROIT, TORONTO, MONTREAL, QUEBEC CITY, BOSTON, BROOKLYN, PHILADELPHIA, BOSTON, WASHINGTON DC
Credit: Danny Clinch
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19, 2015 - Today Muse announced more cities of the US Leg of their Drones Tour in support of their critically and commercially acclaimed album Drones.
'The Drones World Tour' will see band perform for the first time "in the round" from the middle of the arena. The band are known for pushing boundaries in terms of their stage production and the Drones World Tour will be no exception. This stage design and configuration will give fans a true 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience. Muse's tours have been described by the international press as "epic", "amazing" "ambitious" and this time will be no exception. The band has just completed a spectacular Summer European Festival run which saw some of the best reviews of their career.
In select markets the band will be supported by X Ambassadors (X) and in other select markets Phantogram (P)
What the Press Say about Muse Live:
"Thunderous and visually dazzling" - The Guardian , 4*
"Muse captured the spirit of Download better than anyone else" - The Times
"an endless buildup, heading for one peak after another - is what a Muse concert sets out to deliver by every means available, musical and visual. - THE NEW YORK TIMES
Fan club presales will begin on October 21st and general on sale is October 23rd.
Since their debut in 1994, Muse have released seven studio albums selling upwards of 17 million albums worldwide. Drones, the group's seventh album, topped the UK charts for two weeks in June, whilst simultaneously topping the charts in the USA, a first for the band. In total the album reached No 1 in a staggering 23 countries including France, Japan, Australia, Netherlands and Switzerland.
Tour dates announced today are:
December 1 Houston, TX Toyota Center with Phantogram
December 2 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center with Phantogram
December 6 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay with Phantogram
December 12 Seattle, WA Key Arena with Phantogram
January 14 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena with X Ambassadors
January 16 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre with X Ambassadors
January 20 Montreal, QU Centre Bell with X Ambassadors
January 25 Boston, MA TD Garden with X Ambassadors
January 27 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center with X Ambassadors
January 31 Philadelphia, PA Well Fargo Center with X Ambassadors
February 1 Washington DC Verizon Center with X Ambassadors
Previously announced dates:
December 10 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena
December 13 Portland, OR Moda Center
December 15 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
December 16 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
December 18 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
December 19 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
January 23 Quebec City, QU Le Centre Videotron
Please stay tuned to http://www.muse.mu for information on further dates and announcements.
Uncontrollable, Ice Age Stories
Dear Eloise's fourth full-length release, signifies a deep freeze in the band's long trek of hazed, ice-glazed world weariness. It's their winter record.
The overarching theme of UIAS is solitude, the icy mirror of memoir. From the very first track, "Apple", it's clear that some once-sweet fruit has turned bitter with age. Promises of new beginnings fade with startling speed, like a dazzling first snow shoved off into gray piles on bleak city sidewalks ("A Brand New World"). Sun Xia's doleful voice recalls faceless lovers, gone in gray dusk light on the first train out of town ("A Man Without Name"). She mourns rootlessness ("Falling Like Leaves"), travels winter paths lined with naked trees, slowly moving away from the hearth ("There is an Invisible Road"). The closest she gets to warm romance is on the C-side closer, "Teenage Girl", in which she taunts her subject, "Your world is so free / Love is in your dreamy beauty" before mocking with the wisdom of the adult lover scorned: "Does the flower you care about blossom? / It's your own ego you're nursing."
Everyone in life is a "Passerby": "There are no real encounters." Just a martial, two-step dirge marking the way past the occasional flash of brilliance ("The Place in White Light"), forever ending in a distant fiction, someone else's sculpture of your own stone-cold facade ("My Far East").
Ultimately, Uncontrollable, Ice Age Stories offers a sober message of hope: after the cold there is still a type of fleeting joy, the "Summer Night Smile" smiled for no one in the somber escape of solitary reflection.
01 苹果 Apple
02 美丽新世界 Brand New World
03 翠堤春晓 Spring Day in Green Bank
04 没有名字的人 Man Without Name
05 白光照耀的地方 The Place in White Light #click to listen#
06 可以分享的美好事情 Something Beautiful to Share
07 我的远东 My Far East
08 像树叶般飘零 Falling Like Leaves
09 少女时光 Teenager Girl
10 过客 Passerby
11 夏夜的微笑 Smile in Summer Night
12 无心人 A Man without a heart
13 那里有一条看不见的路 There Is An Invisible Road
Release date: December 22nd, 2015