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Did people complain about the setup they had for the stadium T2L tour? Wasn't the audience pretty much split entirely (thinking about the Rome DVD) by that catwalk? Seemed hard to see a lot there, too. I only went to the arena gigs back then, so I can't say.

 

Anyway. I'll leave you all to your speculations now - see you again in this thread after the first gig of the tour. :)

 

Not really iirc, catwalks are pretty common at live shows nowadays so they're to be expected. They don't really cause a big problem since bands don't tend to spend that much time on them and they definitely don't make it hard to see the band while they're on-stage. The catwalk/raising platform on TR Tour had some complaints because people had to really crane their necks to be able to see the band when they were on it but that's about it.

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What are the chances a bunch of barrier-warriors are going to try and shove everyone out of the way and follow the stage rotation, causing mass chaos?

I'd have thought that's likely. Although I was at U2's I+E Tour gig in London on Sunday, in a GA standing area by the main stage, and nobody was trying to run from the main stage to the B-stage when they moved there for the part of the set done entirely on there. In fact I'd say the crowd there was actually really good during the three up-tempo tracks done, even though they were in the distance.

I don't think the "stage rotation" means the stage is literally going to drive around the floor so I think it'll be alright

I think a 360 stage that is just a circle with fixed mic positions that rotates around might work. But would probably be fucking ridiculous. :chuckle:

Did people complain about the setup they had for the stadium T2L tour? Wasn't the audience pretty much split entirely (thinking about the Rome DVD) by that catwalk? Seemed hard to see a lot there, too. I only went to the arena gigs back then, so I can't say.

 

Anyway. I'll leave you all to your speculations now - see you again in this thread after the first gig of the tour. :)

I'd say there were more complaints about the Resistance stadium tour, which was a higher stage than previous tours, so from barrier, you had to really crane your neck, and could barely see other members as well as the raised catwalk. Plus the whole thing about the raised video lift Jobby said.

 

I was by the catwalk at the Emirates Stadium gig. No complaints from me. The view even looked good from the original closer place I had, before I lost it when went to get some sweets.

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Some new infos :

 

Yesterday i think was the dress rehearsal for the Drones Tour in LA .

 

They had huge Drones flying around on certain songs and on the rest some amazing and crazy visuals .

The 360 Stage looks insane and its gonna look good from every angle in the arena . They mostley stayed in in the middle , the arms of it are used sporadically . The middle section rotate slowly . They did make an effort to give face time to every angle of the stage .

And some infos about the Setlist .

 

1 Drones into Reapers

2. Psycho

3. Undisclosed Desires

4. The Handler

5. The Globalist

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Well I guess the people on the arms are gonna have a good time :rolleyes:

 

I just hope it doesn't cause too much of a crush around the middle section.

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Tbf they only did 5 songs. Over an 18-20 song set, they'll presumably use it more.

 

Apparently in the other thread they also said there's a descending screen the band perform inside. Which sounds a bit like the thing U2 are doing with their current tour.

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Tbf they only did 5 songs. Over an 18-20 song set, they'll presumably use it more.

 

Apparently in the other thread they also said there's a descending screen the band perform inside. Which sounds a bit like the thing U2 are doing with their current tour.

 

Muse copying U2? NO WAY.

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Tbf they only did 5 songs. Over an 18-20 song set, they'll presumably use it more.

 

Apparently in the other thread they also said there's a descending screen the band perform inside. Which sounds a bit like the thing U2 are doing with their current tour.

 

Still, there definitely seems to be a focus on the middle section. I expected as much though tbh.

 

I hate to complain about everything but I've never been a fan of the 'performing behind an object' thing either. I don't really see the point, all it does is restrict their movement and make it so no one can see the band.

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Still, there definitely seems to be a focus on the middle section. I expected as much though tbh.

 

I hate to complain about everything but I've never been a fan of the 'performing behind an object' thing either. I don't really see the point, all it does is restrict their movement and make it so no one can see the band.

 

Yeah. I kinda expect that given Dom and Morgan are most likely going to be permanently based there.

 

U2 did the performing inside their two-sided screen well on their tour. I also liked Biffy Clyro's use of a curtain in 2013, when they had a sheet hiding the rhythm section while Simon Neil played.

 

I'm more just curious now to know what everything looks like, and to put a visual to a description. 5 days to go though. :chuckle:

 

I wonder how long a set we'll be getting in Mexico. 19/20, maybe?

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NIN did a pretty damn good job with the "behind the screen" business on the Downward Spiral tour. I'm expecting Muse to make it stupid, though. :chuckle:

 

I was not really a fan of NIN doing it either. It's cool for like a song or two but the novelty wears off quickly.

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Keep in mind people thought the 2nd Law setup would be stupid hearing about it but it ended up being one of the better received arena stages.

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Like I said, I'm not too fussed about what the visuals look like, or even if bands have them at all.

If they're a focal of the show, though, having them above your heads it a bit of an issue.

My only concern is not having the band face me while I'm watching (and now the possibility of them not being visible at all, at times.)

I go to see the band perform.

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So yeah, I found this article from all the way back in September, and I don't think it's been posted. It's a concept of what the stage "could" look like.

 

muse-possible-stage-design.jpg

 

That looks completely fucking insane. :eek: I'm not sure if I really like it, either.

 

Also, I'm aware there's a high chance that this is fake, but I thought it was worth posting for speculation sake.

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Been floating around for years.

 

Does look suspiciously like the seating chart.

 

Feel like this probably would have been mentioned by the dress rehearsal attendees.

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Ah, thought as much. I agree the similarities between the concept image and the seating layout look suspiciously similar though. I guess we'll find out in a few days anyway.

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I was not really a fan of NIN doing it either. It's cool for like a song or two but the novelty wears off quickly.

 

It was cool on the Tour 2013 when they just did it for Closer. Looked really cool.

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Yeah if bits of the stage detached and move/rose then the dress rehearsal visitors would probably have mentioned it.

 

You never give all your secrets away, just enough for the foreplay.

 

NIN did a pretty damn good job with the "behind the screen" business on the Downward Spiral tour. I'm expecting Muse to make it stupid, though. :chuckle:

 

Is that really the last tour you are aware of? Lights in the Sky tour was quite good but occasionally unreliable with so many technologies working together, trying to create living, breathing content on the screen.

 

i.e content that washed away as a crew member came along with a torch to wipe the screen, a drum machine for the start of echoplex, distortion that opened up where Trent walked toward the screen, all dynamicaly.

 

The content released is quite interesting, DVD filming fell through, so they released 50GB of raw content, best fan blu-ray every put together IMO,

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_Version_of_the_Truth#Promotion_and_release

 

Tension tour though was just masterful, they had so many toys and respected that, used them wisely and slowly revealed the scale of the production, it's worth a watch from what has been released.

 

Making Of

 

Vevo

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Is that really the last tour you are aware of?

 

NIN was really the only other band I cared for that was big enough to have a fancy stage show, so... yeah.

 

Even then, watching the band perform (and NIN was a bit mental in those days... just a bit...) was far superior to any visuals, and I would honestly gladly have done without.

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Well, I saw them on their last tour and the Wave Goodbye tour at the o2 in London a few years back before that, one tour had visuals the other had nothing more than par-can lights and strobes. I can honestly say they are band that using that kind of technology, doesn't detract from the performance. Arguably some songs, such those off the Ghosts tracks wouldn't have been played without such tours, when it's standing around with such huge orchestral instruments taking up the stage space.

 

I'm certainly not of the opinion that a stripped down show makes the performance better, I guess it really depends on who we're talking about.

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Bells and whistles or no bells and whistles, Muse's shows, for me, always boil down to the performances themselves.

 

I thought The Resistance tour with the towers was visually stunning, but the performance was so lacklustre. By contrast, the T2L set was a bit more visually accessible and (slightly) less grandiose, but the performance flowed better and felt more live.

 

There is a balance. Personally, the Origin set up / Download (a big screen and shit loads of lights) is the best compromise. Theae days though, at their own arena shows, must are most definitely selling 'a production' or 'a show' rather than a gig and I guess you just have to decide whether all the theatrics are for you or not.

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it's the blow job hole, since he's at the perfect level to felate the rest of the band.

 

He's already taking it from the back in terms of workload.

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