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  1. TOP TOURING ARTISTS OF THE 2010s DECADE WHO HAVE SOLD OVER 5 MILLION GLOBAL CONCERT TICKETS FROM 2010-2019: Ed Sheeran - 11.3 million tickets sold and #3 top grossing artist with over $900M in sales U2 - 9.8 million tickets sold and the #1 top grossing artist during this decade and box office sales approaching $1.1 billion with the Rolling Stones placing #2 with over $900M in sales Taylor Swift - 9.0M and #4 top grossing artist with over $900M in sales Coldplay - 8.0M and #8 top grossing artist with over $700M in sales Beyoncé - 7.5M and #5 top grossing artist with over $800M in sales Garth Brooks 7.0M+ Kenny Chesney 7.0M+ Luke Bryan 7.0M+ Bon Jovi Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Metallica Roger Waters Guns N' Roses Paul McCartney Elton John MUSE - 5.6M+ tickets sold with the band grossing over $400 million during this 10-year time span compared with 1.5M+ tickets sold and around $50 million in sales from 2000-2009 Depeche Mode Jay-Z One Direction Lady Gaga Justin Bieber P!nk Bruno Mars Justin Timberlake Sources: Pollstar, Billboard Boxscore, and Wikipedia Well-Known Compositions in the key of E-Flat Major often associated with bold, heroic music. Its key signature notably has 3 flats: B, E, and A. The Long and Winding Road (John Lennon-Paul McCartney/The Beatles) Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel) Your Song (Bernie Taupin/Elton John) When A Man Loves A Woman (Calvin Lewis-Andrew Wright/Percy Sledge and Michael Bolton) Beautiful (Linda Perry/Christina Aguilera) United States of Eurasia (Matt Bellamy/MUSE) - References to 1984 by George Orwell and The Grand Chessboard by Zbigniew Brzezinski Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 (Chopin) Grande Valse Brillante Op. 18 (Chopin) Symphony No. 3 'Eroica' (Beethoven) Piano Concerto No. 5 'Emperor' (Beethoven) Symphony No. 39 (Mozart) Piano Concertos No. 9 and No. 22 (Mozart) Overture to The Magic Flute (Mozart) - Reference to Freemasonry Horn Concertos No. 2, 3, and 4 (Mozart) Trumpet Concerto (Haydn) Largo 2nd Movement from The Four Seasons 'Winter' Violin Concerto No. 4 (Vivaldi) Cello Suite No. 4 (Bach) 1812 Overture (Tchaikovksy) Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa) Symphony No. 9 (Shostakovich)
  2. DECADE-END 2010s CHARTS (BILLBOARD USA) Top Rock Artists #14 MUSE Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, and Queen are the British artists who rank ahead MUSE due to greater album sales and audio track streams during this period. https://www.billboard.com/charts/decade-end/top-rock-artists Top Rock Songs #30 'Uprising' https://www.billboard.com/charts/decade-end/hot-rock-songs Box Office Report from Pollstar: MUSE 13 October 2019 Pista Atletico Estadio Nacional Santiago, Chile 15,701 Attendance $1,114,378 / 813,414,800 pesos - Gross Ticket Sales DG Medios / Live Nation (Promoters) MUSE Tour Grosses in USD for 'Simulation Theory World Tour' ranked by country for reported shows to Pollstar and Billboard: France $19.7 Million United Kingdom $16.8M United States $11.8M Italy $9.7M Netherlands $5.5M Mexico $5.0M Germany $4.2M Spain $4.1M Russia $3.7M Czech Republic $2.3M Canada $2.2M Switzerland $1.8M Finland $1.4M Portugal $1.3M (Est.) Poland $1.2M Chile $1.1M Austria $1.0M Hungary $1.0M (Est.) Denmark $1.0M (Est.) Argentina $1.0M (Est.) Norway $0.9M (Est.) Latvia $0.9M Peru $0.9M (Est.) Brazil $0.7M (Est.)
  3. Billboard Boxscore: MUSE Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany - 10 September 2019 $1,055,850 Gross Ticket Sales 12,500 Attendance Live Nation (Promoter) Chart Updates: Simulation Theory (#195 on the latest chart; debuted at #1) and Imagine Dragons' Origins (#47 on the latest chart; debuted and peaked at #3) have now both spent 52 consecutive weeks on the France Top Album Downloads Sales chart compiled by SNEP. MUSE’s Top 20 biggest songs in the United Kingdom according to the Official Charts Company as of November 2018 1 Supermassive Black Hole - Certified Platinum (BPI) - 580K+ combined UK sales including > 20 million streams - Highest charting single #4 2 Uprising - Certified Gold - 526K+ combined sales 3 Starlight - Certified Gold - 400K+ combined sales 4 Feeling Good - Certified Silver - 377K+ combined sales including > 10 million streams 5 Time Is Running Out - Certified Silver - 292K+ combined sales 6 Knights of Cydonia - Certified Silver 7 Plug In Baby - Certified Silver 8 Hysteria - Certified Silver 9 Madness - Certified Silver 10 Psycho 11 Undisclosed Desires 12 New Born 13 Resistance 14 Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) 15 Survival 16 Dead Inside 17 Mercy 18 Supremacy 19 Unintended 20 Map Of The Problematique MUSE have a career spanning 22 Top 40 songs on the UK Official Singles Chart, 32 songs in the Top 100, and 37 charting tracks overall in the Top 200. Source: https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/muses-biggest-singles-and-albums-on-the-official-chart__24677/ MUSE's biggest songs ranked by total global streams as of November 2019 Spotify > 50 Million Streams: Uprising - 270 million Madness - 180 million Supermassive Black Hole - 167 million Starlight - 162 million Psycho - 120 million Knights of Cydonia- 100 million Time Is Running Out - 93 million Hysteria - 86 million Plug In Baby - 57 Million Feeling Good - 55 Million YouTube > 5 Million Streams (Official Music Videos, Lyric Videos and Live Performances): Uprising - 180 million Madness - 148 million Starlight - 138 million Resistance - 98 million Hysteria Undisclosed Desires Knights of Cydonia Time Is Running Out Psycho Supermassive Black Hole Feeling Good Dead Inside Plug In Baby Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) New Born Bliss Supremacy Mercy Unintended Follow Me The Handler Thought Contagion Stockholm Syndrome Reapers Dig Down Invincible Panic Station Sing for Absolution Sunburn Pressure Something Human The Dark Side Map Of The Problematique Butterflies and Hurricanes Hyper Music Defector The 2nd Law: Unsustainable Algorithm
  4. Rock stars & Russian figure skaters: MUSE front-man Matt Bellamy congratulates teen sensation Alexandra Trusova after Grand Prix win at Skate Canada on 26 October 2019 "Trusova’s routine included a stunning three quads as well as a triple lutz-triple loop and a triple flip to tally 166.62 points for her free skate and 241.02 in total – both of which were world record-leading scores. The Russian youngster's masterful skating was carried out to the tune of ‘Pray (High Valyrian)’, a piece of music written by Brit rocker Bellamy and inspired by the ‘Game of Thrones’ hit TV series. There was another MUSE association with Russian star Evgenia Medvedeva, who skated to the tune of the band’s ‘Exogenesis: Symphony, Part 3’ for her short program and finished fifth overall." - Source: www.rt.com Two other Russian skaters also featured MUSE in their skating programs at the following week's ISU Grand Prix Internationaux de France event in Grenoble: Alena Kostornaia won the ladies' singles title after landing two triple axels while skating to Twilight-themed music including 'Supermassive Black Hole' in the latter part of her free skate program Sergei Voronov finished sixth overall in the men's singles competition skating to 'I Belong To You' in his free skate program Alexandra Trusova wins as Evgenia Medvedeva finishes second at Rostelecom Cup in Moscow https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/stories/news/detail/evgenia-medvedeva-alexandra-trusova-rostelecom-cup-figure-skating/ Chart Fun Fact: 'Pray (High Valyrian)' debuted at #107 and spent one week on the France Digital (Download) Singles chart dated 3 May 2019 compiled by SNEP.
  5. Chart Update: Simulation Theory is likely to rank among the top 100 best selling albums for the 2019 chart year in the USA according to Billboard/Nielsen (12 month tracking period from 9 November 2018 thru 7 November 2019). Estimated ST pure album sales: >125K Latest Box Office Reports: MUSE May 26, 2019: Letňany, Prague (32,987 – $2,251,588) - Highest attended concert ever for the band in the Czech Republic Simulation Theory World Tour Estimated Total Gross: $98-102 million Simulation Theory World Tour Estimated Total Attendance: 1,270,000 for 55 concert dates + 200,000 for 2 festivals in Belgium and Brazil and 2 special shows (Formula 1 Grand Prix in Singapore and IndyCar Classic COTA in Austin, TX) The Simulation Theory World Tour spanning only 8 months from February thru October in 2019 was the fifth most attended global concert tour this year among all acts (#1 Ed Sheeran, #2 P!nk), the second most attended tour behind #1 Metallica among all bands, and the third most attended tour behind Metallica and BTS among all groups according to Touring Data: Metallica 'WorldWired' 1,657,448 tickets; BTS 'Love/Speak Yourself' 1,175,378 tickets; MUSE 'Simulation Theory' 1,033,330 tickets [from 38 reported shows]; Backstreet Boys 'DNA' 912,392 tickets; and Kiss 'End of the Road' 823,868 tickets - From reported shows as of early October 2019 Bon Jovi's 'This House Is Not For Sale' (24 dates) and Rammstein's 'Europe Stadium Tour' (31 dates) both also likely sold over 1.2 million tickets each from May- October 2019. Source: https://touringdata.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/muse-simulation-theory-tour/
  6. First-ever MUSE gigs at venues in various world capital cities: EUROPE (32) LONDON (The Bull and Gate in February 1995) - Some friends from Devon traveled with the band via coach from Exeter to attend the show - Tribute to Nothing topped the bill - Pub/Club Capacity 120 - Bands such as Nirvana, Coldplay, Oasis, Blur, and Suede have also played shows at this venue early in their careers EDINBURGH (The Venue in February 2000) CARDIFF (University Terminal 396 in May 1999) BELFAST (Ulster Hall in February 2004) DUBLIN (Whelan's in October 1999) PARIS (Le New Morning in July 1999) - Nightclub which has featured performances in the past from Prince and Bob Dylan and many legendary jazz musicians like Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, and Dizzy Gillespie BERLIN (Knaak-Klub in October 1999) - Named after Ernst Knaak, the local communist resistance fighter against the Nazi regime in the 1940's - Artists such as Rammstein, Snow Patrol and Keane have performed at this club in the past - Closed in 2010 but there are plans to re-open at a different location MOSKVA (Dvorets Sporta Luzhniki in September 2001) - About 4,000 Russian fans in attendance at this Sports Palace arena which was originally named after Vladimir Lenin before the name change in 1992 KYIV (Palats Sportu in October 2007) - First gig in Ukraine - Arena capacity 10K BERN (Stade de Suisse Wankdorf in June 2010) - 35,000 estimated attendance as headliners - The band also performed at two festivals near the city in 2002 (Muri) and 2001 (Wohlen) ROME (Teatro Palladium in April 2001) - Built in 1926 - Venue Capacity 1,000 BRUSSELS (Le Botanique in January 2000) - Venue Capacity 250 AMSTERDAM (Paradiso in January 2000) - Venue Capacity 1,500 VIENNA (Flex in November 1999) STOCKHOLM (Cirkus in December 1999) COPENHAGEN (Vega in December 1999) OSLO (Rockefeller Music Hall in December 1999) HELSINKI (Tavastia in October 2000) MADRID (Sala Arena in April 2001) - Capacity 1,600 - Venue closed in 2017 LISBON (Aula Magna in April 2002) - Concert Hall at Lisbon University WARSAW (Orange Fest in June 2015) PRAGUE (O2 Arena in November 2012) BUDAPEST (Papp Laszlo Sportarena in October 2007) BUCHAREST (Arc de Triumf in October 2007) ATHENS (Rockwave Festival in July 2000) ZAGREB (Dom Sportova in October 2007) BELGRADE (Beogradska Arena in October 2007) LUXEMBOURG (Den Atelier in May 2001) MONACO (Stade Louis II in July 2007) REYKJAVIK (Laugardalsholl in December 2002) RIGA (Arena in July 2007) TALLINN (Saku Suurhall in December 2012) ANKARA (No Gigs) - MUSE first played a couple of shows in Turkey in Istanbul in 2002 and another festival date in the same city in 2006 but unfortunately the last scheduled festival show in 2016 was cancelled due to political instability/security reasons. VILNIUS (No Gigs) - MUSE have not performed in Lithuania in the nation's capital but did play their first-ever show in that country at Zalgiris Arena in Kaunas in June 2016 AMERICAS (8) MEXICO CITY (Palacio de los Deportes in April 2007) - 18,500 concert-goers OTTAWA (Capital Music Hall in November 2004) - 500 estimated attendance - Closed in 2011 WASHINGTON DC (Metro Cafe in April 2000) - Located 1 mile north of the White House - About 10 people in attendance including some fans who were at a MUSE gig in Baltimore, MD two nights before BRASILIA (Porao do Rock Festival in August 2008) BUENOS AIRES (Teatro Gran Rex in July 2008) SANTIAGO (Teatro Caupolican in July 2008) BOGOTA (Palacio de los Deportes in July 2008) LIMA (Jockey Club Hipodromo in October 2019) ASIA (8 National Capitals + 2 China Regional Capitals) BEIJING (Wukesong Arena in September 2015) - First gig in mainland China with over 7,500 fans in attendance - Metallica, Eagles, Iron Maiden, Elton John, Beyonce, Backstreet Boys, the Killers, and Avril Lavigne are among the other Western artists who have performed at this indoor arena TOKYO (Shibuya O-West in March 2000) - 500 estimated attendance SINGAPORE (Fort Canning Park in January 2007) - 6,500 estimated attendance SEOUL (Jamsil Gymnasium in March 2007) - 7,000 estimated attendance JAKARTA (Istora Senayan in February 2007) - 7,000 estimated attendance KUALA LUMPUR (Stadium Negara in February 2007) - 9,000 estimated attendance BANGKOK (Impact Arena in September 2015) - About 7,000 in attendance ABU DHABI (Formula 1 Grand Prix in November 2013) - MUSE performed their first concert in the United Arab Emirates at the Desert Rock Festival in Dubai in March 2008. HONG KONG SAR (Asia-World Expo in March 2007) - Central (formerly Victoria City) on Hong Kong Island across from the Kowloon Peninsula could be called the capital of HK. The venue where MUSE performed is located on another island (Chek Lap Kok) next to the HK International Airport. TAIPEI (Spirit of Taiwan Festival in February 2007) AFRICA (1) CAPE TOWN (My Coke Fest in March 2008) - MUSE also played another festival engagement in Johannesburg in the same month. AUSTRALASIA (0) CANBERRA (No Gigs) - MUSE have performed over 60 gigs in Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, the Gold Coast, and Perth but none in the nation's capital. The band's first performances Down Under took place at venues in Melbourne and Sydney in March 2000. WELLINGTON (No Gigs) - MUSE have played 6 shows in Auckland and Christchurch but none in the nation's capital. The band's first concert in New Zealand took place at the Big Day Out Festival in Auckland in January 2004.
  7. Neutron Star Collision (2019) (CNN) - "Two years ago astronomers for the first time observed the collision of two neutron stars, which created gravitational waves and light and created heavy elements such as gold, platinum and lead..." https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/23/world/neutron-star-collision-strontium-scn/index.html Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) (2010) Composed by Matt in late 2009, the song was recorded and released by MUSE in May 2010 as the lead single from the soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and went on to chart in more than 17 countries including Italy (#10 Peak and certified Gold), the UK (#11 Peak) and the USA (#77 Billboard Hot 100). "...Then our hearts combined like A neutron star collision..." "...The world is broken Halos fail to glisten You try to make a difference But no one wants to listen..." "...The preachers [demagogues], fake and proud Their doctrines will be cloud [to cover up and confuse] Then they'll [hopefully] dissipate Like snowflakes in an ocean..."
  8. Boxscore from Billboard MUSE O2 Arena, London (14-15 September 2019) 30,600 Attendance / Tickets Sold $3,032,640 / £2,434,041 Gross Sales SJM Concerts (Promoter) Box Office Report from Pollstar MUSE Foro Sol, Mexico City (2-3 October 2019) 94,400 Attendance / Tickets Sold $4,968,447 / 97,958,335 pesos Gross Sales OCESA-CIE (Promoter) Most streamed MUSE albums following the concert date in Santiago and the first-ever gig in Lima and the last stop of the ST World Tour: Chile Apple Music Albums: 7. Simulation Theory 55. Absolution 61. Origin of Symmetry 69. Drones 72. Black Holes and Revelations 103. The 2nd Law Peru Apple Music Albums: 8. Simulation Theory 25. Absolution 29. The 2nd Law 33. Drones 38. Black Holes and Revelations 40. Origin of Symmetry 79. The Resistance 96. Live at Rome Olympic Stadium 143. Showbiz
  9. MUSE Box Office Reports from Pollstar: Arena Birmingham, Birmingham UK - 17 September 2019 13,191 Attendance USD 1,192.030 Gross [980,602 GBP] SJM Concerts [Promoter] Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada - 31 March 2019 13,127 Attendance USD 732,281 [898,857 CAD] Live Nation [Promoter] Pechanga Arena, San Diego, CA - 5 March 2019 9,315 Attendance USD 698,359 AEG Presents / Concerts West / Goldenvoice [Promoter] Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT - 28 February 2019 7,064 Attendance USD 522,140 Live Nation [Promoter] Luzhniki Sports Palace, Moscow, Russia - 22 September 2001 4,200 Attendance USD 49,188 [RUB 1,239,000] JSA Professional Stage Company [Promoter] At Red Square in 2001 (St. Basil's Cathedral and Spasskaya Tower) http://www.musewiki.org/File:Moscow7.jpg
  10. Most downloaded and streamed songs and albums after the ROCK IN RIO closing night performance in front of 100,000 festival attendees [Imagine Dragons and Nickelback preceded MUSE. Headliners on other dates during the festival included P!nk, Iron Maiden, RHCP, Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, and Drake] Brazil iTunes: 41. Starlight 43. Uprising 92. Supermassive Black Hole 154. Supremacy 159. Madness 168. Time Is Running Out 176. Hysteria 178. Knights of Cydonia iTunes Albums: 12. Simulation Theory Apple Music Albums: 189. Simulation Theory 241. Black Holes and Revelations 394. The 2nd Law 425. Drones
  11. Most downloaded and streamed songs and albums after the two MUSE concert dates at the FORO SOL: Mexico iTunes: 40. Starlight 126. The Dark Side 135. Supermassive Black Hole 136. Knights of Cydonia 137. Time Is Running Out 148. Pressure 169. Psycho 173. Mercy 221. Algorithm 284. Uprising 286. Madness 315. Hysteria 317. Undisclosed Desires 329. Plug In Baby 449. Neutron Star Collision 465. Can't Take My Eyes Off You 484. Resistance Apple Music: 230. Starlight 287. Uprising 433. Madness iTunes Albums: 14. Simulation Theory 170. Drones 229. The Resistance 416. The 2nd Law Apple Music Albums: 7. Simulation Theory 49. Black Holes and Revelations 69. The Resistance 85. Drones 89. The 2nd Law 97. Absolution 122. Origin of Symmetry 272. Showbiz 309. Live At Rome Olympic Stadium 337. Six Studio Albums
  12. 2019 Q3 Worldwide Concert Ticket Sales MUSE rank at #6 on the chart below for tickets sold as reported to Pollstar from shows played between 22 November 2018 to 21 August 2019 919,164 Tickets Sold for 34 Shows Reported in Europe (19) and North America (15) $73,993,776 Gross $80.50 Avg Ticket Price 27,034 Avg Attendance 100,000 Additional Tickets Sold for 8 Shows Unreported in Europe (3) and North America (5) $7,000,000 Additional Gross https://www.pollstar.com/Chart/2019/09/20193QWorldwideTicketSalesTop100Tours_770.pdf https://www.pollstar.com/article/q3-anomaly-the-ed-sheeran-factor-141185
  13. 100 Most Popular Rock Bands Of All Time MUSE rank at #36 on the list below based on metrics like the number of Spotify followers, Facebook likes and Wikipedia page views https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/life/music/2019/04/27/100-most-popular-rock-bands-all-time/3599064002/ Breakdown of Bands by Country of Origin: 62 USA 29 UK (Queen, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac, Iron Maiden, Gorillaz, Arctic Monkeys, The Who, Radiohead, MUSE, Deep Purple, Dire Straits, Cream, Oasis, Depeche Mode, Def Leppard, The Police, The Cure, Electric Light Orchestra, Bullet for My Valentine, The Kinks, Motörhead. Judas Priest, The Smiths, and The Clash. 4 Canada 2 Ireland 2 Germany 1 Australia
  14. TOP MUSE CONCERTS RANKED BY ESTIMATED ATTENDANCE AND NUMBER OF VENUE RESIDENCY DATES (EXCLUDING MAJOR MULTIDAY FESTIVALS LIKE GLASTONBURY, COACHELLA, LOLLAPALOOZA, READING & LEEDS, ET AL) 6-Night Engagement 108K AccorHotels Arena/Paris (2016) 62K Mediolanum Forum di Assago/Milano (2016) 5-Night Engagement 92K O2 Arena/London (2016) 4-Night Engagement 95K Palacio de los Deportes/Mexico City (2013) 58K Palais 12 Heysel/Brussels (2016) 3-Night Engagement 74K Palacio de los Deportes/Mexico City (2015) 50K Ziggo Dome/Amsterdam (2016) 44K Staples Center/Los Angeles (2013) 33K Wembley Arena/London (2006) 2-Night Engagement > 20K 151K Stade de France Saint-Denis/Paris (2013) 150K Stade de France Saint-Denis/Paris (2010) 134K Wembley Stadium/London (2007) 131K Stade de France Saint Denis/Paris (2019) 125K Wembley Stadium/London (2010) 94K Foro Sol/Mexico City (2019) 90K Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro)/Milano (2019) 90K Emirates Stadium/London (2013) 63K Stadio Olimpico/Torino (2013) 40K The Den/Teignmouth (2009) - A Seaside Rendezvous 38K O2 Arena/London (2009) 38K Manchester Arena/Manchester (2016) 35K MEO Arena/Lisboa (2016) 34K O2 Arena/London (2012) 34K Staples Center/Los Angeles (2015) 33K Palacio de Deportes (WiZink Center) / Madrid (2016) 32K Staples Center/Los Angeles (2010) 31K O2 Arena/London (2019) 30K Acer Arena/Sydney (2010) 29K Manchester Arena/Manchester (2006) 28K Rod Laver Arena/Melbourne (2010) 28K Bell Centre/Montreal (2016) 27K Centre Videotron/Quebec City (2016) 26K Hallenstadion/Zurich (2016) 25K Madison Square Garden (2013) 25K Bell Centre/Montreal (2013) 24K NEC Arena/Birmingham (2006) 23K Saitama Super Arena/Tokyo (2013) 23K Rod Laver Arena/Melbourne (2013) 22K Scotiabank Arena/Toronto (2013) 22K SSE Hydro/Glasgow (2016) 22K Yokohama Arena/Yokohama (2017) One-Night Engagement > 20K 73K London Stadium/London (2019) 65K Goffertpark/Nijmegen (2019) 61K Stadio Olimpico/Roma (2013) 58K Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro)/Milano (2010) 56K Foro Sol/Mexico City (2010) 55K Stade Velodrome/Marseille (2019) 54K Memorial Coliseum/Los Angeles (2011) - L.A. Rising co-headlined with Rage Against the Machine 51K Estadio Wanda Metropolitano/Madrid (2019) 50K Stadio Olimpico/Roma (2019) 50K Goffertpark/Nijmegen (2010) 50K Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel/Paris (2016) 50K Old Trafford Cricket Ground/Manchester (2010) 48K Parc des Princes/Paris (2007) 46K Luzhniki Stadium (Grand Sports Arena)/Moscow (2019) 45K Stade de Suisse Wankdork/Bern (2013) 43K Etihad Stadium/Manchester (2019) 43K Stade Charles-Ehrmann/Nice (2013) 41K Etihad Stadium/Manchester (2013) 41K Estádio do Dragão/Oporto (2013) 40K RheinEnergieStadion/Köln (2019) 39K Estadio Vicente Calderon/Madrid (2010) 38K Stade Matmut Atlantique/Bordeaux (2019) 35K Stade de Suisse Wankdorf/Bern (2010) 34K Festival Park Werchter/Werchter (2013) 33K Johan Cruijff ArenA/Amsterdam (2013) 33K Estadi de Montjuic (Olímpic Lluís Companys)/Barcelona (2013) 33K Letnany Airport/Prague (2019) 30K Estadio San Mamés/Bilbao (2018) - MTV World Stage 28K Okritie Arena(Spartak Stadium)/Moscow (2015) 25K Olympijskiy Stadium/Moscow (2013) 24K Ashton Gate Stadium/Bristol (2019) 24K Olympiastadion/Helsinki (2013) 23K Marlay Park/Dublin (2008) 23K Olympijskiy Stadium/Moscow (2016) 22K Shoreline Amphitheatre/Mountain View, CA (2017) 21K Ricoh Arena/Coventry (2013) 21K Allianz Parque/São Paulo (2015) 21K Sportpaleis Merksem/Antwerp (2012) 21K Kaisaniemi Park/Helsinki (2010) 21K Passeio Maritomo de Alges (2019)
  15. MUSE have sold over 700K concert tickets at various London UK venues in the band's 25-year career Estimates by Calendar Year 103K - 2019 London Stadium (1) and O2 Arena (2) 5K - 2018 Royal Albert Hall (Charity Gig) 2K - 2017 Shepherd's Bush Empire 92K - 2016 O2 Arena (5) 1.5K - 2015 Electric Ballroom 0 - 2014 [Only 3 gigs this year took place at Coachella and Lollapalooza Brazil] 101K - 2013 Emirates Stadium (2), Horse Guards Parade and Shepherd's Bush Empire 34.5K - 2012 O2 Arena (2) and BBC Radio Theatre 0 - 2011 [Did play Reading Festival just outside London] 125K - 2010 Wembley Stadium (2) 38K - 2009 O2 Arena (2) 5K -2008 Royal Albert Hall (Charity Gig) 134K - 2007 Wembley Stadium (2) 37K - 2006 Wembley Arena (3), Shepherd's Bush Empire and Covent Garden 0 - 2005 [Originally listed to play Live 8 at Hyde Park in London but were moved to Versailles Palace courtyard in France instead] 30K - 2004 Earls Court (2) 12K - 2003 Wembley Arena (1) and Carling Academy 0 - 2002 [Did play Reading Festival just outside London and also had a couple of television/radio performances at studios in London] 12K - 2001 London Arena (1) and Brixton Academy 3K - 2000 Astoria Theatre (2) [with Coldplay support] and Barfly 2K - 1999 Astoria Theatre (2), Brixton Academy (2) and various other clubs often supporting other bands like LIVE 500 - 1998 Astoria 2, The Monarch and two other clubs likely supporting other bands 100 - 1997 Bull & Gate (1) supporting other bands 100 - 1996 Bull & Gate (1) supporting other bands 250 - 1995 Bull & Gate (2) and The Monarch (1) supporting other bands 0 - 1994 Played various Devon club gigs in Teignmouth, Dawlish, Totnes, Exeter, and Torquay
  16. Billboard Chart Update Most USA Rock Airplay Top 10s (2009-2019) 12, Shinedown 11, Cage the Elephant 10, Foo Fighters 10, MUSE* 9, The Black Keys 9, Imagine Dragons 9, twenty one pilots 7, Bastille 7, Disturbed 7, Mumford & Sons 7, Rise Against *Uprising, Resistance, Undisclosed Desires, Madness, Panic Station, Dead Inside, Dig Down, Thought Contagion, Something Human, and Pressure [Mercy peaked at #12, Reapers at #16, Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) at #24, Survival at #39, and Follow Me at #47] https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/chart-beat/8529842/twenty-one-pilots-tie-record-most-consecutive-rock-airplay-top-10s
  17. MUSE debut this week on the Global Concert Tours chart from Pollstar which ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes their average show ticket price: 1. The Rolling Stones; $13,544,597; $228.41 [No Filter tour ended in August 2019 grossing $416 million and 2.3 million tickets sold] 2. Spice Girls; $9,750,671; $112.13 [Reunion tour ended in June 2019 grossing $78 million and 700K tickets sold at 13 venues in the UK and Ireland] 3. Ed Sheeran; $7,794,393; $85.99 [Divide tour ended in August 2019 grossing $776 million and 8.9 million tickets sold] 4. Pink; $6,641,718; $110.34 [Beautiful Trauma tour ended in August 2019 grossing around $400 million and 3.1 million tickets sold] 5. Paul McCartney; $4,736,387; $155.40 [Freshen Up tour ended in July 2019 grossing over $110 million and 900K tickets sold] 6. MUSE; $3,724,200; $81.80 [19 shows at venues in 17 cities in Europe] The Simulation Theory World Tour has grossed about $82 million and sold over 1 million tickets from 42 shows in Europe and North America thru July 2019 and is projected to end with about $100 million in ticket sales from 1,250,000 concert attendees assuming no additional shows are scheduled in 2020. Top 20 Global Concert Tours chart dated 9 September 2019 linked below: https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/top-20-global-concert-tours-pollstar-65418233 Top 20 Global Concert Tours chart dated 16 September 2019 linked below [Metallica enters updated tally at #4, MUSE remain at #6 and Spice Girls drop off the list] https://wtop.com/living/2019/09/top-20-global-concert-tours-from-pollstar-25/
  18. Rare footage above of the band's gig in West Hollywood on the Sunset Strip six weeks before the worldwide release of the Devon trio's first studio album Showbiz. It features live excerpts of Cave, Sunburn and Uno from that album and brief interview clips from all three band members. Showbiz celebrates its 20th anniversary on 7 September. It debuted at #66 on the France album chart dated 18 September and spent three consecutive weeks on the tally falling to #67 and #71. The album debuted at #69 on the UK album chart in its initial chart run. SB re-entered the charts in both France and the UK in 2000 and also bowed that year on the national album charts in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, and Australia. It made its most recent album chart appearance in France in July 2015 in its 50th week on the survey in that market. Meanwhile, Simulation Theory spends a 44th consecutive week on the France albums chart compiled by SNEP ranking at #96(+10) on the album downloads chart and at #189(+1) on the Top 200 Albums chart which combines sales and streams. ST has also spent more than 20 week on the national album charts in the following markets: Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal
  19. MUSE Simulation Theory World Tour 2019 Box Office Reports (Source: Pollstar) Stade de France/Paris 5-6 July $12,225,296 / 10,755,645 euros 131,321 Attendance Stade Velodrome/Marseille 9 July $4,432,254/ 3,899,435 euros 55,330 Attendance Stade Matmut Atlantique/Bordeaux 16 July $3,163,978 / 2,695,645 euros 38,613 Attendance ALIAS / JHD Production (French Promoter) Stadio San Siro/Milano 12-13 July $6,158,308 / 5,417,993 euros 89,619 Attendance Stadio Olimpico/Roma 20 July $3,506,064 / 3.084,586 euros 50,385 Attendance Estadio Wanda Metropolitano/Madrid 26 July $4,083,636 / 3.592,726 euros 50,719 Attendance Goffertpark/Nijmegen 27 June $4,276,518 / 3,835,236 euros 65,004 Attendance RheinEnergieStadion/Köln 29 June $3,113,013 / 2,791,790 euros 40,400 Attendance Luzhniki Stadium (Grand Sports Arena)/Moskva 15 June $3,683,656 / 240,919,300 rubles 46,340 Attendance Live Nation Los Angeles (Promoter) MUSE 2019 Simulation Theory World Tour TOTALS 20 North America Leg Concert Dates (February thru April) $14.5 million Gross (Est) 185,000 Attendance (Est) 19 Out of 22 MUSE European Leg Concert Dates (May thru July) - Box Office Reports for Gigs in the UK and continental Europe: $63.5 million Gross 775,000 Attendance 3 Out of 22 European Dates (May thru July) Box Office Results Not Yet Reported for Gigs in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Portugal $4 million Gross (Est) 50,000 Attendance (Est) 7 Future MUSE European Leg Dates (September) in the UK and continental Europe: $8.0 Million Gross (Est) 95,000 Attendance (Est) Mexico and South America Concert Dates in October to follow... $8.0 million Gross (Est) 145,000 Attendance (Est)
  20. MUSE Simulation Theory World Tour 2019 Box Office Reports (Source: Pollstar) London Stadium/London - 1 June 72,751 Attendance $6,652,663 / £5,275,202 Gross Etihad Stadium/Manchester - 8 June 43,128 Attendance $3,732,041 / £2,959,307 Ashton Gate Stadium/Bristol - 5 June 23,579 Attendance $2,068,648 / £1,640,326 SJM Concerts (UK Promoter) Hallenstadion/Zurich - 3 July (Source: Billboard Boxscore) 14,176 Attendance (Sellout) $1,775,270 / CHF 1,751,000 MAAG Music & Arts AG (Swiss Promoter) Stadthalle/Graz 29 May $1,029,318 / 918,730 euros 14,365 Attendance PSI Music (Austrian Promoter) Suvilahti/Helsinki 18 June $1,407,586 / 1,262,341 euros 15,979 Attendance Live Nation Los Angeles (Promoter) Tauron Arena/Krakow 22 June $1,182,544 / 4,545,847 zloty 14,222 Attendance Live Nation Los Angeles (Promoter) Arena/Riga 12 June $902,904 8,962 Attendance Positivus Music (Latvian Promoter)
  21. HIGHEST GROSSING TOURING ARTISTS AGED UNDER 60 IN THE PAST 30 YEARS [RANKED BY ESTIMATED CONCERT TICKET SALES REVENUE ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION AND FESTIVAL HEADLINER ARTIST FEES]* $2.0 Billion - U2 $1.7 Billion - Bon Jovi $1.5 Billion - Metallica $1.1 Billion - Coldplay $1.1 Billion - Celine Dion $1.0 Billion - Ed Sheeran** $1.0 Billion - Taylor Swift $1.0 Billion - Dave Matthews Band $1.0 Billion - Garth Brooks $1.0 Billion - Kenny Chesney $900 Million - Beyoncé [Solo + Destiny's Child] $850 Million - Guns N' Roses $800 Million - Depeche Mode $750 Million - Justin Timberlake [Solo] $750 Million - P!NK $700 Million - One Direction $700 Million - Justin Bieber $700 Million - Bruno Mars $600 Million - Michael Bublé $600 Million - Take That $600 Million - Jay-Z $550 Million - Lady Gaga $525 Million - MUSE $500 Million - Robbie Williams [Solo] $450 Million - Foo Fighters $450 Million - Red Hot Chili Peppers $450 Million - Backstreet Boys $400 Million - Rihanna $400 Million - Katy Perry $400 Million - Britney Spears $400 Million - Luke Bryan $350 Million - Toby Keith $350 Million - Oasis $350 Million - Jason Aldean $350 Million - Brad Paisley $350 Million - Shania Twain $300 Million - Green Day $300 Million - Drake $300 Million - John Mayer $300 Million - *NSYNC $300 Million - Keith Urban $300 Million - Kylie Minogue $250 Million - Radiohead $250 Million - Pearl Jam $250 Million - Def Leppard $250 Million - Maroon 5 $250 Million - BTS $250 Million - Blake Shelton $250 Million - Nickelback $225 Million - Zac Brown Band $200 Million - LINKIN PARK $200 Million - Adele $200 Million - Imagine Dragons $200 Million - Mumford & Sons $200 Million - Tim McGraw $200 Million - Carrie Underwood $200 Million - Jonas Brothers $200 Million - Spice Girls $175 Million - Florida Georgia Line $150 Million - The Killers $150 Million - Kings of Leon $150 Million - Ariana Grande $125 Million - twenty one pilots $125 Million - Arctic Monkeys $125 Million - Eminem $125 Million - Jennifer Lopez $125 Million - Sam Smith $125 Million - Shakira $125 Million - Shawn Mendes $125 Million - Faith Hill $100 Million - Miranda Lambert $100 Million - Eric Church $75 Million - Fall Out Boy $75 Million - Panic! At The Disco $75 Million - My Chemical Romance $75 Million - Florence + The Machine $75 Million - Harry Styles [Solo] $75 Million - Lady Antebellum $75 Million - Thomas Rhett $75 Million - Hootie & the Blowfish $50 Million - Hugh Jackman $50 Million - The Black Keys $50 Million - Weezer $50 Million - Thirty Seconds To Mars $50 Million - Blink-182 $50 Million - No Doubt $50 Million - Post Malone $50 Million - Travis Scott $50 Million - Khalid Highest-grossing and best-selling touring artists aged 60 and over in the past twenty five years include: The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, AC/DC, Roger Waters, Iron Maiden, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Sting/Police, George Strait and Cher. *Typical breakdown of concert grosses: 40% tour production costs and promoter expenses (including 10-15% net profit split); 25-30% booking agent and management commissions; and 35% performing artist (guarantees plus 85-90% net profit split). Veteran heritage acts, solo artists, and acts with less elaborate stage productions earn the most. **Ed Sheeran's Record-Breaking Divide Tour (2017-2019) Posts Final Numbers: 255 Shows, $776.2 Million Grossed, 8.9 Million Tickets Sold https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/chart-beat/8528217/ed-sheeran-divide-tour-final-numbers https://www.pollstar.com/article/ed-sheeran-concludes-divide-tour-sets-all-time-touring-record-at-7756m-140863
  22. TOP GLOBAL CONCERT BOXSCORES FOR JULY 2019 Highest Grossing Two-Night Engagement Boxscores: 1. USD 12.2 million (10.8 million euros / 9.5 million British pounds) - MUSE - Stade de France/Saint-Denis 5-6 July 2019 (As reported to Pollstar) 2. USD 11.8 million (10.5 million euros) - P!NK - Olympiastadion/Munich 26-27 July 2019 (As reported to Billboard) Highest Attended Two-Night Engagement Boxscores: 1. 139K - Ed Sheeran - Letnany Airport/Prague 7-8 July 2019 (As reported to Billboard) 2. 131K - MUSE - Stade de France/Saint-Denis - 5-6 July 2019 (As reported to Pollstar) Source: https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/chart-beat/8527993/pink-conquers-july-boxscore-charts
  23. CONGRATS TO MATT AND ELLE! https://www.instagram.com/mattbellamy/ Mr. and Mrs. Bellamy, Groomsmen (Tom, Dom, Chris and Paul) and Ring Bearer (Bing)
  24. Spanish Album Promusicae Charts following 26 July 2019 Madrid show: Simulation Theory #72(-10)(+5)(-22)(-18)(+55) Top 100 Albums (Physical + Digital Sales) - 27 week on chart (Debuted and Peaked at #4) #44(+9) Top 100 Albums (Streaming) - 12 weeks on chart (Peak #5) 'Uprising' passes the 250 million streams mark on SPOTIFY on the 10th anniversary of its release during the first week of August 2009. 'Feeling Good' replaces 'Thought Contagion' as the current #10 most popular track on SPOTIFY. 'Unintended' is the most streamed Showbiz track on both SPOTIFY and YouTube, while 'Psycho' is the most streamed Drones track on those two platforms. The top 3 European cities with the current most MUSE weekly listeners on SPOTIFY are Paris, Madrid, and London. TOP GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS FOR JULY 2019 (UPDATED): Ranked by Estimated Attendance/Tickets Sold: P!nk - 595,000 at 13 shows in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, and Poland (13 x 46K avg attendance)* Bon Jovi - 480,000 at 9 shows in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Romania, and Israel (9 x 53K avg attendance) Ed Sheeran - 465,000 at 9 shows in the Czech Republic, Finland, Denmark, Russia, Romania, and Latvia (9 x 52K avg attendance)* MUSE - 450,000 at 10 shows in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland (10 x 45K avg attendance)* Metallica - 392,000 at 7 shows in Germany, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Estonia (7 x 56K avg attendance)* The Rolling Stones - 271,000 at 6 shows in the United States (6 x 45K avg attendance)* Shawn Mendes - 225,000 at 18 shows in the United States (18 x 12.5K avg attendance)* Jennifer Lopez - 216,000 at 17 shows in the United States and Canada (17 x 13K avg attendance)* Dave Matthews Band - 213,000 at 14 shows in the United States (14 x 15K avg attendance)* BTS - 209,000 at 4 shows in Japan (4 x 52K avg attendance)* Ranked by Estimated Gross: P!nk - $61.5 million - $103 avg ticket price The Rolling Stones - $61 million - $225 avg ticket price Bon Jovi - $48 million - $100 avg ticket price Ed Sheeran - $40.2 million - $86 avg ticket price MUSE - $37 million - $82 avg ticket price (Higher in Switzerland and France and lower in Spain, Portugal and Italy) Metallica - $37 million - $94 avg ticket price Jennifer Lopez - $29.5 million - $136 avg ticket price BTS - $20.3 million - $97 avg ticket price Shawn Mendes - $16.5 million - $73 avg ticket price Dave Matthews Band - $15 million - $70 million avg ticket price *As reported to Billboard and Pollstar. No box office stats for Bon Jovi have been reported to these trade publications for the European stadium gigs for this artist during June and July 2019.
  25. MUSE Simulation Theory World Tour thru July 2019 42 shows (22 Europe + 20 North America) Over 1 million in attendance Over $80 million in estimated ticket sales MUSE congregó a 50.000 personnes en el Stadio Wanda Metropolitano [Live Nation España]
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