In support of their latest album Simulation Theory, Muse is gearing up to embark on a world tour kicking off this February, in Houston, Texas. Their highly-anticipated record is Muse's eighth studio album, and further embraces their longevity as a hard rock entity. We can't wait to hear their new tracks, such as "Algorithm," "The Dark Side," "Get Up and Fight" and "The Void," live on this upcoming tour!
So what can we expect from the forthcoming trek? From the looks of the promo videos shared on their Instagram, there's going to be plenty of technology at the core of the live set—from monsters to frontman Matthew Bellamy sporting a robot suit.
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While we wait for the Simulation Theory World Tour to begin, here are a few songs we anticipate to make the guys' jammed packed setlist!
"Plug In Baby"
Muse released Plug In Baby in March 2001, the first single from their second album Origin Of Symmetry. According to Matt Bellamy, the operatic rock song was about the fear of technology and the human race “abandoning all individuality, becoming a collective whole via cables, and genetically engineering bodies that can exist out in space, or the loss of individualism.”
"Time Is Running Out"
Off of their 2003 album Absolution, "Time Is Running Out" is about the emotional turmoil during the last moments of a person's life, which by Bellamy's account can be applied to "society, a relationship, your religion or whatever".
From the 2006 Black Holes and Reservations, "Starlight" is somewhat of a love song that is about missing someone special in your life. According to Bellamy, “Starlight” is a more personal song about what it’s like to be on the road for a long period of time – you feel like you’re losing touch with who you are, and that kind of vibe. He adds, "It's a pretty simple love song really. You know, well - love song - sort of missing your girlfriend type of song, you know when you've been on the road for a while and you start to feel a bit like "Cor blimey, where am I going?" It's real cheesy really, kind of like... it's from the heart. It's honest, heart-on-sleeve vibe."
Check out the upcoming tour dates below:
Muse's Simulation Theory World Tour:
2/22 -- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
2/24 -- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
2/26 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
2/28 -- Salt Lake City, UT @Vivint Smart Home Arena
3/2 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
3/5 -- San Diego, CA Valley @ View Casino Center
3/7 -- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
3/9 -- Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
3/24 -- Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
3/26 -- Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
3/28 -- Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
3/30 -- Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
3/31 -- Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
4/2 -- Washington D.C. @ Capital One Arena
4/4 -- Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
4/7 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
4/10 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
5/26 -- Prague, CZE @ Letiste Letnany
5/28 -- Budapest, HUN @ Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena
5/29 -- Graz, AUT @ Stadthalle Graz
6/1 -- London, UK @ London Stadium
6/8 -- Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium
6/12 -- Riga, LAT @ Arena Riga
6/15 -- Moscow, RUS @ Luzhniki Stadium
6/18 -- Helsinki, FIN @ Suvilahti Open Air
6/22 -- Krakow, POL @ Tauron Arena
6/27 -- Nijmegen, NLD @ Goffertpark
6/29 -- Cologne, GERMANY @ RheinEnergieStadion
6/30 -- Werchter, BEL @ Werchter Festival
7/3 -- Zurich, SWI @ Hallenstadion
7/6 -- Paris, FRA @ Stade de France
7/9 -- Marseille, FRA @ Stade Orange Velodrom
7/12 -- Milan, ITA @ San Siro Stadium
7/16 -- Bordeaux, FRA @ Matmut Atlantique
7/20 -- Rome, ITA @ Stadio Olimpico
7/24 -- Lisbon, PRT @ Passeio Maritimo de Alges
7/26 -- Madrid, SPA @ Wanda Metropolitano