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Dom was interviewed by Alt 105.3 [san Francisco/Bay Area] and delivered a lot of information about the next album, which is almost finished, and the ambitious tour that will follow.

 

https://alt1053.radio.com/blogs/dom-muse-discusses-new-music-and-what-expect-bands-next-tour

 

 

Q: You've been posting a lot of pictures from the studio recently. I saw you were playing some tribal drums a few days ago.

 

Dom: Oh, yeah, in the last few days we just recorded another new song. It's going to be on our album, which is coming out at some point. We've been working on tracks this past year. Like chipping away at new songs & ideas between these summer shows. Last week we made a new one that sounded great. It's kind of this tribal, well, different types of percussion - some really cool African percussion, some Japanese percussion, a big tyco drum & we're going to build up this big, tribal influence, or groove of some kind. It's almost a bit like hip-hoppy, as well. It sounds awesome. It's got a big guitar riff on it & we just got to finish that as of last night.

 

Q: Thank you for coming out here out of the studio so quick. Obviously with "Thought Contagion" & lots of your songs there's political undertones. Will there be any sort of political theme to the upcoming record?

 

Dom: We're still figuring that out, I mean, a little bit. There's definitely some themes of simulated universes, like what's really real? Is this universe real? Are there multiple universes? Like, what's actually real in our lives & playing with some of those ideas, but we're still working on the themes. We don't really want to go into that too much yet.

 

Q: There's plenty to be uncovered still, I'm sure. With your live shows there's always something new & dramatic & big - for those who didn't get to see the 'Drones' tour it was huge & it's coming to theaters.

 

Dom: That's true. It took a while to get that finished. We're excited about it. For those that didn't see it - it was an epic tour that we did & you know from a production point of view it was something that we'd never done before. We were in the middle of the arena with people all around us & drones flying around the arena as well. It was really epic, but quite challenging to put on. So, this summer you can now see it in theaters.

 

Q: July 12 it'll hit theaters.

 

Dom: Yes, that's it!

 

Q: Matt recently mentioned that for the next Muse tour you're hoping to 'reinvent the wheel' of what a live concert is. Where do you look for inspiration when it comes to what you're going to do live?

 

Dom: Well, I don't really want to tell you much about the ideas yet, much like the album. Cause it's still a work in progress. We never really want to open about what's all going on until it's finished. We get quite protective of the little baby we're nurturing & we'll release it once it's ready. For the live thing we get inspired by great shows. Not just go on stage and play the music. We've always had this kind of need & want to put on a big show, something's that a spectacle. Yeah, we've got some ideas for the new tour that we're going to do next year. Things that no one's ever done before. Not on this scale. Hopefully we'll announce it soon. At the same time we're going to work with technology that's untested and it's brand new & we're still working out if it's actually going to work. It's going to be great & epic. That's vague & ambiguous what I just said.

 

Q: Things that no one's ever seen before.

 

Dom: Yeah, we're not just going to go out and put some visuals on a screen. We're going to do something different unlike what's been seen before.

 

Q: Keep us guessing when it comes to the live show & we can't wait for the album.

 

Dom: We've got quite a bit of it together. It's almost finished. The album's almost finished. That's a fact. We've got a couple of bits to do, but we're getting close.

 

Q: Thank you for coming out to Napa & enjoy your weekend here.

 

Dom: Thank you. I'm going to drink so much cabernet sauvignon...sensibly!

Edited by muse s'amuse

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VR tour - calling it now. Everyone wearing headsets. Or some kind of augmented reality tour.

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VR tour - calling it now. Everyone wearing headsets. Or some kind of augmented reality tour.

I think it was called months ago :chuckle:

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It's going to be AR, using the crowd's own phones. There's no way they could afford to do VR and actually make money.

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It's going to be AR, using the crowd's own phones. There's no way they could afford to do VR and actually make money.

Isn't that what U2 are doing atm?

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Isn't that what U2 are doing atm?

 

That would make it even more perfect, tbh.

 

Yeah, my current cell phone battery would last for about 15 minutes tops. I suppose I could always get a new one and risk a $1000 phone getting swatted out of my hands and shattered by dozens of other idiots waving their phones around in the air without paying attention to their surroundings.

 

Or I could just listen to music on my iPod and play Pokémon Go from the comfort of my home for free.

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Muse - a band known for craving visible audience engagement to enjoy themselves - actively basing their next tour on having your phone out?

 

You betcha

 

 

 

Jack White’ll have an aneurysm

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There will be the theme of simulated universes' date=' like what is really real? Is the universe real? Are there many universes? [/quote']

 

Guess the artist...

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They could do something like having a special shitty glasses made for them which would be given at the entrance and you'd give it back after the show. Maybe with deposit that you'd pay with the ticket that would be refunded after you give it back or something

 

Okay, that's too much work and will create chaos :LOL:

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They could do something like having a special shitty glasses made for them which would be given at the entrance and you'd give it back after the show. Maybe with deposit that you'd pay with the ticket that would be refunded after you give it back or something

 

Okay, that's too much work and will create chaos :LOL:

 

That would be insanely expensive, and would cause intense delays getting in and out of the gig.

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Isn't that what U2 are doing atm?

 

Yeah, haven't seen it in person yet but U2 are using AR during the intro sequence of their current arena tour.

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In their interview with Telehits. Telehits subtitltes said : "November 12" for the release date of the new album. But i'm not sure Matt said this, he seems to say something like "november time" ?

 

English is not my mother tongue, i was wondering if someone could tell me what Matt say exactly a this moment of the interview ? (it's at 1min)

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English is not my first language, but I hear "November-time" I had a discussion on Twitter with some friends, everyone heard this as well.

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I think he says November times, which I guess someone heard as the 12th.

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