I’ve gotta say, I am extremely disappointed with the setlist for this tour. I know with it being an ‘all bells and whistles’ massive production world tour there’s a good chance it’ll be a static setlist made up mostly of ‘hits’ but honestly, if you’ve ever seen Muse before you’ll have seen them all already. The new Simulation Theory tracks sound good but Blockades is sorely missing. And I didn’t think they could make Dig Down any more boring then they went and made it gospel 🙄
Initially I thought the metal medley was a great idea, a chance for old school fans to hear some great old Muse tracks (albeit only bits of them) and it was the highlight of the Royal Albert Hall gig for me, but if it’s just gonna be the same 5 tracks every time that’s very disappointing.
I’m seeing them in London and I know when I’m there I’ll be blown away by the grand spectacle of it all but I really do wish they’d put a bit more thought into the setlist before they lock it in on such a long tour.
I know I’m not alone when I say I could happily never see Starlight/SMBH/Resistance/Madness/Uprising ever again. The majority of fans (even casual ones) have seen these songs every time Muse play a gig somewhere and it really is a crime to play them time and time again while ignoring brilliant tracks like Butterflies & Hurricanes/Sing For Absolution/Map Of The Problematique/Sunburn/New Born/Bliss 😒 these songs are all hits too, in fact I think they were all singles!
Matt not playing guitar, the cheesy ‘front man’ persona, barely any piano tracks.. today’s Muse are a very different band to the one I fell in love with all those years ago and I think that’s a damn shame.
Oh and where’s the hell has Showbiz gone? After the massive fan reaction to it (and the By Request shows) you’d have thought they’d have found a way of working that into the 24 track setlist.
My only hope is that this setlist is geared at the US audience and that by the time the tour rolls around to the UK there’ll hopefully be some variation, but I’m not holding my breath.