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France is the only market where every MUSE album (8 studio and 3 live) released from 1999-2018 has sold over 100 000 copies.


ST and Live at Rome Olympic Stadium have not yet reached this sales threshold in the UK and the US.

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'Pressure' spends a fifth consecutive week at #9 and is still gaining weekly spins on the second US Billboard Alternative Songs Airplay tally for 2019. The track also reaches a new peak at #20 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Airplay survey.


2018 Year-End Album Chart Positions for Simulation Theory (Based on only 7 Weeks of Sales):


#16 Switzerland (Hitparade)

#21 Belgium-Wallonia (Ultratop)

#?? France (SNEP) - Position will be revealed soon

#67 Netherlands (Megacharts)

#72 Italy (FIMI)

#73 Belgium-Flanders (Ultratop)

#77 United Kingdom (OCC)


Eighth Week Album Chart Positions for ST:


#15(+7) Switzerland

#15(-2) Belgium-Wallonia

#31(-7) France (#15 Downloads)

#35(-10) Italy

#40(+11) USA (Top Album Sales) - 3k sold

#42(-10) Belgium-Flanders

#50(-14) Spain

#54(-19) Netherlands

#55(+8) Scotland

#67(-8) United Kingdom (#19 Downloads; #46 Sales; #66 Physical; and > Top 100 Streaming)

#97(-) Canada



MUSE Career California Gigs (72 and counting) from 1998-2019 by Metro Area:


Greater Los Angeles (41):


Beverly Hills (1): Maverick Records Audition for Guy Oseary 1998 - Played Cave and Muscle Museum

Anaheim (2)

Irvine (2)

San Bernardino (2)

Santa Monica (2)

W. Hollywood (3)

Inglewood (4): The Forum

Indio (4): Coachella

Universal City (4)

Downtown Los Angeles (17): Staples Center; Memorial Coliseum; Sports Arena; Wiltern, Mayan, and Greek Theatres; Grammy Museum; Yahoo


Bay Area (15):


San Francisco (7)

Oakland (5)

Mountain View (2)

Napa (1)


San Diego Metro Area (10):


San Diego (8)

Del Mar (1)

Chula Vista (1)


Sacramento Metro Area (6):


Sacramento (4)

Davis (2)

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2018-19 Global Equivalent Album Sales Estimates for Notable Alternative Rock Bands (Mediatraffic.de):


>1.1 million Pray for the Wicked - Panic! At The Disco

>1 million Trench - twenty one pilots

>1 million Origins - Imagine Dragons

>700k Delta - Mumford & Sons

>600k Simulation Theory - MUSE

>500k Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino - Arctic Monkeys

>300k A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships - The 1975


Ninth Week of Release Album Chart Positions for Simulation Theory:


#17(-2) Belgium-Wallonia

#35(-4) France (#17 Downloads)

#37(-2) Italy

#54(-12) Belgium-Flanders

#55(-1) Netherlands

#61(-21) USA (Top Album Sales) - 2k sold

#68(-13) Scotland

#88(-21) United Kingdom (#42 Downloads)

#89(+8) Canada


Top 5 MUSE songs on YouTube ranked by total views as of 14 January 2019:


157 million Uprising

115m Madness

100m Starlight

91m Resistance

81m Undisclosed Desires


Top 5 MUSE songs on Spotify ranked by total streams as of 14 January 2019:


216m Uprising

154m Madness

127m Supermassive Black Hole

126m Starlight

98m Psycho

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'Pressure' is the 10th career top 5 track for MUSE on the US Billboard Alternative Radio Airplay chart peaking so far at #5.  TC reached #1, DD  #3, and SH #10. 


Simulation Theory - Latest Album Chart Positions 13th Week of Release (600,000 equivalent album units sold worldwide to date)

#24 USA Top Album Sales (6k copies sold during the past two weeks boosted  by concert ticket/album sale bundle offers redeemed by fans attending the 11 March gig at The Forum in LA)

#30  Portugal Top Albums

#41 Belgium Wallonia Top Albums

#42 Switzerland Top Albums

#68 France Top Albums (#40 Physical Sales; #50 Downloads)

#71 Canada Top Album Sales

#76 Italy Top Albums

#82 Belgium Flanders Top Albums

#86 Spain Top Albums

#100 United Kingdom Top Album Sales



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The Simulation Theory Worldwide Tour  is the fourth consecutive MUSE tour to sell more than 1 million concert tickets worldwide and generate more than US$75 million in gross ticket sales revenue [Possible additional dates/legs yet to be announced/confirmed for Asia, South America, Australia and Europe/North America]

ST Arena and Stadium Tour Estimated Attendance Breakdown by Market so far in 2019:

750k Europe including 200k+ in France, 125k+ each in the UK and Italy, 45k+ in Spain, and 30k+ each in Germany, the Netherlands and Russia

150k USA (17 shows x 9k avg attendance)

45k Canada (3 shows x 15k avg attendance)

80k+ Mexico

15k+ Chile


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Certified Platinum in Italy by FIMI in December 2018 - Fourth MUSE track to reach this certification level {50 000 units sold] in that market after TIRO, Madness, and Uprising.


'Apocalypse Please'

Declare this an emergency

Come on and spread a sense of urgency...

First Live Performance:  26 May 2002 in Moscow, Russia at the Stunt Festival

Last Live Performance in the USA:  1 February 2016 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC

Chart Position:  #10 UK Official Singles Downloads Chart Dated 29 August 2004 - Released as a charity single



Declare this [Mexico Southern Border Wall Funding] a national emergency - 'I didn't need to do this' - DJT

Declare this [2003 Iraq War] a national emergency - GWB

WMD not found

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Total Weeks on the US Billboard Alternative Songs Top 40 Airplay Chart for two UK bands:

447 weeks MUSE with 20 tracks starting with 'Time Is Running Out' debuting on the 10 April 2004 dated tally and the current 'Pressure' on the 16 March 2019 dated tally

444 weeks COLDPLAY with 25 tracks starting with 'Yellow' debuting on the 2 December 2000 dated tally and the last charting track 'Something Just Like This' on the 5 August 2017 dated tally

MUSE have now overtaken COLDPLAY in second place as the foreign act with the most charted weeks behind Irish band U2 which has spent 475 total weeks with 42 songs on this tally since its inception in September 1988


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'Supermassive Black Hole'

Certified Platinum (600 000 units) by BPI  - The band's 1st single to attain this sales threshold in the UK


Simulation Theory

Certified Gold (25 000 units) by FIMI in Italy


ST Week 14 Album Chart Positions:

#26(-2) USA Top Album Sales (3,000+) - Approaching 100k RTD

#34 Portugal

#35 Belgium Wallonia

#52 Switzerland

#60 France (#40 Physical Sales; #46 Downloads)

#79 Belgium Flanders

#83 Spain

#86 Italy

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#52 France Top 200 Song Downloads Sales Chart (SNEP) - Debut

On its release over 18 years ago in the summer of 2000, this fifth single from Showbiz debuted at #20 in the UK and #99 in the Netherlands but never charted in France.



Fifth MUSE track to reach the milestone of 100 million-plus streams on Spotify after Uprising, Madness, SMBH, and Starlight.


'Pressure' and 'The Dark Side'

Latest ST songs to exceed 10 million views on YouTube after TC, DD, and SH.





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Simulation Theory Album Chart Positions for the Week Ending 28 February 2019:

#12 USA Top Album Sales (8k albums sold and 108k est. sold RTD)  - Sales boosted by concert ticket/merchandise bundle offer redemptions

#16 Canada Top Albums (Re-entry)

#24 USA Digital Albums (Re-entry)

#36 France Album Downloads (Debuted at #1)

#38 Belgium-Wallonia (16 consecutive weeks on chart)

#45 France Physical Albums (CDs and Vinyl)

#56 Switzerland (16 consecutive weeks on chart)

#74 France Top Albums (16 consecutive weeks on chart) - Sales and Streams

#78 Spain (16 consecutive weeks on chart)

#79 USA Billboard 200 (Re-entry) - Album + Track Sales + Streams (9k equivalent album units)

#95 Italy (15 weeks on chart)

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MUSE Gigs Box Office Comparison:

The Forum - Inglewood, CA

10 April 2007 (Sold Out)

$438,500 Gross - 14,264 Attendance - $30.74 Avg Ticket Price

11 March 2019 (Sold Out)

$1.2 Million Gross Est. - 14,000 Attendance Est. - $85 Avg Ticket Price


2019 concerts at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid (Site of the UEFA Champions League Final on 1 June)

Ed Sheeran  (Sold Out)

Bon Jovi (Sold Out)

MUSE (Almost Sold Out - A few  hundred upper tier and stage side-view seats still available)


Below are the 60+ artists including 11 women who have exceeded or are close to passing the half billion USD mark in career worldwide concert ticket sales grosses [adjusted for inflation]. MUSE are on target to join this exclusive club of juggernaut touring acts who have hit this milestone at the conclusion of their Simulation Theory tour.

$2 Billion Club - The Rolling Stones, U2

$1.5 Billion Club -  Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen(Solo/The E Street Band), Paul McCartney(Solo/Wings/The Beatles), Elton John, Madonna

$1.0 Billion Club -  Coldplay,  Celine Dion, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran

$500 Million Club - AC/DC,  Guns N' Roses, Dave Matthews Band, P!nk, Beyoncé (Solo/Jay-Z/Destiny's Child), Roger Waters(Solo/Pink Floyd), Fleetwood Mac, Metallica, Depeche Mode, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Eagles, Pink Floyd, Queen(Freddie Mercury/Adam Lambert), The Who, Sting(Solo/The Police), Rod Stewart, Phil Collins(Solo/Genesis),  The Police, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton(Solo/Cream/Yardbirds), Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne(Solo/Black Sabbath), One Direction, Robbie Williams(Solo/Take That),  Tina Turner, Cher, Barry Manilow, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, KISS, Van Halen, Journey, Def Leppard, Michael Jackson(Solo/The Jacksons), Take That, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake(Solo/*NSync),  Andre Rieu, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw(Solo/Faith Hill), George Strait, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, The Grateful Dead/Dead & Company, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Shania Twain, Katy Perry, and MUSE

Sources:  Billboard Boxscore/Pollstar


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LONDON STADIUM, Stratford City, London, United Kingdom

Top Concerts at this Venue Ranked by Attendance and Gross:

149,327 Foo Fighters (June 2018 Two Shows) - $13 million

140,877 Guns N' Roses (June 2017 Two Shows) - $17 million

137,475 The Rolling Stones / Liam Gallagher / Florence + The Machine (May 2018 Two Shows) - $20 million

126,443 Beyoncé / Jay-Z (June 2018 Two Shows) - $11 million

65,000-70,000 (Est) - MUSE / Tom Morello (June 2019 One Show) - $6 million

65,191 Depeche Mode (June 2017 One Show) - $5 million

65,000 (Est) Robbie Williams / Erasure (June 2017 One Show) - $6 million

65,000 (Est) AC/DC ft Axl Rose (June 2016 0ne Show) - $6 million




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MUSE Arena Gigs Box Office Comparison:

Sacramento, CA (January 2013)- Avg Ticket Price $45 Gross $274k

Sacramento, CA (March 2019) - Avg Ticket Price $81 Gross $468k

TM and a few A-list touring acts starting with Taylor Swift are now employing a 'slow ticketing/dynamic pricing' model to reduce the inflated prices charged in the secondary market and instead benefit the artists and promoters by selling Platinum and VIP tickets to fans


Simulation Theory - Latest Album Chart Positions for Tracking Week Ended 14 March 2019:

#23 USA Billboard Top 100 Current Albums - 18 consecutive weeks on chart*

#26 (Re-entry) USA Billboard Top 100 Album Sales with another 3,500 copies sold and 110k+ sold release to date - 14 weeks on chart

#36 Portugal Top Albums - 16 weeks on chart

#41 France Top Downloaded Album Sales - 18 consecutive weeks on chart

#44 Belgium/Wallonia  Top Albums - 18 consecutive weeks on chart

#62 France Top Physical Album Sales - 18 consecutive weeks on chart

#83 Canadian Albums (Re-entry) - 12 weeks on chart

#85 France Top Albums (Sales + Streams) - 18 consecutive weeks on chart

Drop offs below Top 100:  Switzerland and Spain (17 weeks on chart) and Italy (16 weeks on chart)

*Chart Run: 5-9-17-56-77-59-38-34-39-63-88-42-22-24-77-10-89-23


UK Trilemma:  Remain, Soft Brexit, Hard Brexit (No Deal)

USA Trilemma: Impeach/Convict, Indict, Vote out of office in next election


Love is merely a madness... - 'As You Like It' (WS)

What is it [love] else? A madness most discreet... - 'Romeo and Juliet' (WS)

Our love is madness - 'T2L' (MJB)



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