Boasting seven acclaimed albums, 20 million sales and the most dazzling shows on earth, Muse are a triumph of millennial rock innovation and ambition.
Formed in 1994 in Devon, they emerged with 1999’s Top Thirty debut album Showbiz, showcasing their high art/hard rock blueprint. Buzz became cultdom with 2001’s double-platinum Origin Of Symmetry, an early masterpiece revolutionising modern rock with classical hints and 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 and selling out Wembley Stadium. The Resistance (2009) pitched glam pop against rock symphonies, won a Grammy and hit Number One in 19 countries. In 2012 Survival, official anthem of the London Olympics, preluded 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) & 2018’s Drones World Tour, the ground-breaking show for 2017’s seventh album and US #1, Drones, a timely concept record about future warfare. With album eight due November '18, Muse’s universe continues to expand.