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WOTP World Tour (91 gigs scheduled so far thru October 2023)

Countries Ranked by Revenue*

$25 Million - France (9 shows)

$25 Million - USA (27) 

$20 Million - UK (11)    Note: $1.1 million donated to various charities from the two Apollo shows at Hammersmith in May 2022

$12 Million - Germany (9)

$10.5 Million - Mexico (5)

$8 Million - Italy (4)

$6 Million - Spain (5)

$5.5 Million - Netherlands (2)

$5.5 Million - Malaysia (1)

$5 Million - Switzerland (2)

$4.7 Million - Canada (5)

$3 Million - Denmark (2)

$3 Million - Austria (2)

$1.5 Million - Belgium (1)

$1.5 Million - Portugal (1)

$1.5 Million - Czech Republic (1)

$1.5 Million - Hungary (1)

$1 Million - Greece (1)

$1 Million - Ireland (1)

*Unofficial estimated concert grosses from ticket sales and festival headliner artist fees 

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They should play Absolution in its entirety later this year at a UK venue or at a festival next year to celebrate its 20th anniversary!

 

Comparing the two-night MUSE stadium concerts in the UK and France in 2010 during The Resistance world tour:

146,931 attendees - Stade de France in June - Gross $9,446,491 (€7,679,824)

145,358 attendees -Wembley Stadium in September - Gross $10,776,892 (£7,003,348)

 

MUSE have never played a gig in Slovenia but the wind orchestra in Ravne are fans.  Their covers of SfA and KoC are especially good. 

 

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'KOBK' has peaked at #14 on the latest Billboard rock airplay chart in America in its 12th week of release having received over 125 daily spins and a radio audience of 1 millon.  WOTP  has also now spent 34 consecutive weeks on the French albums chart compiled by SNEP.

 

MUSE Career Gigs in the USA 

Top 3 Arena Venues:

122,500 tickets sold at Crypto.com Arena/Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8 shows (2010-2023) - Gross $8.1 million

82,500 tickets sold at Madison Square Garden in New York City at 6 shows (2007-2023) - Gross $5.2 million

67,000 tickets sold at United Center in Chicago at 5 shows (2010-2023) - Gross $4.6 million

 

MUSE Career Estimated Concert Tickets Sold in the USA as Headliners (Excluding Festivals):

215,000 Will Of The People World Tour (2022-23) - Shows at 19 arenas and 3 theatres

160,000 Simulation Theory World Tour (2018-2019) - 21 shows at arenas and clubs

170,000 North American Tour w/ Thirty Seconds To Mars (2017) - 15 shows at amphitheatres

195,000 Drones World Tour (2015-16) - Shows at 23 arenas and 3 clubs (Psycho Tour)

370,000 The 2nd Law World Tour (2013) - 43 shows at arenas

330,000 The Resistance World Tour (2010) - 39 shows at arenas

140,000 Black Holes and Revelations World Tour (2006-2007) - 37 shows at clubs, arenas and amphitheatres

35,000 MTV Campus Invasion Tour w/ Razorlight (2005) - 22 shows at colleges

30,000 Absolution World Tour (2004) - 22 shows at clubs and theatres

0 Origin of Symmetry World Tour (2001-03) - Club show in NYC on 10 September 2001 apparently did not take place after the 8 September Reading USA festival w/ Eminem and Linkin Park in Camden NJ with MUSE as an opening act was cancelled 

1,000 Showbiz World Tour (1999-2000) - 5 shows in 1999 at clubs and 8 shows at clubs after supporting RHCP and Foo Fighters on 14 dates of their arena tour in the spring of 2000

Over 1.6 million concert tickets sold in the USA and

Approaching 9 million concert tickets sold worldwide...

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MUSE Box Office Report from Pollstar

6 April 2023 - Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA

$1,568,543 Gross

12,811 Attendees

Avg Ticket Price $122.43  [Inflation and Dynamic Ticket Pricing]  Comparisons:  Depeche Mode $235 and Harry Styles $186 at recent LA concerts at the Forum

Source:  AEG Presents (Promoter)

UPDATE

TOP CITIES RANKED BY ESTIMATED CAREER MUSE CONCERT TICKET SALES AT STADIUMS, ARENAS, THEATRES AND CLUBS

Paris - Over 800,000   [Includes Saint-Denis]

London- Over 780,000

Mexico City - Over 440,000

Milano - Over 275,000  [Includes Assago]

Manchester - Over 255,000

Los Angeles - Over 200,000  [Includes Los Angeles and Orange counties]

Madrid - Over 175,000

Roma - Over 150,000

New York City - Over 150,000  [Includes Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island and northern New Jersey suburbs]

Moskva - Over 130,000

Köln - Over 120,000

Amsterdam - Over 120,000

Montreal - Over 110,000

Helsinki - Over 110,000

Marseille - Over 110,000

Nijmegen - Over 110,000

Lyon - Over 105,000  [Incudes Décines-Charpieu]

Bern - Over 100,000

Lisboa - Over 100,000

Toronto - Over 100,000  [Includes Mississauga]

San Francisco Bay Area - Over 100,000  [Includes Oakland and Mountain View]

Melbourne - Over 90,000

Birmingham - Over 90,000

Glasgow - Over 80,000

Bordeaux - Over 80,000

Torino - Over 80,000

Sydney - Over 80,000

Berlin - Over 70,000

Quebec City - Over 70,000

Chicago - Over 67,000

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'...It takes a leap of faith
To awake from these delusions...'

Propaganda, false narratives, conspiracy theories, demagoguery, gaslighting, psychological projection, fascism, jingoism, megalomania, racism,  misogyny, xenophobia, malignant narcissism, sociopathy, schizophrenic paranoia, greed, corruption, kleptocracybullyism, intolerance et al

 

Gig on 28 June 2016 at the Field of Mars*

BHaR songs on the setlist at this venue:

Knights of Cydonia

MotP  'Fear and Panic [Phobos and Deimos] in the air...'

Starlight

SMBH

TR songs:

Uprising

Resistance

*MUSE played this show at the Parc du Champ de Mars in Paris in front of the Eiffel Tower during the UEFA Euro 2016 football championship with around 50,000 fans in attendance.  This large public park is named after the Roman god of war and has held military drills and parades in the past.  A massacre took place here on 17 July 1791 against a crowd of republican protesters amid the French Revolution. 

 

Relationship Songs:

Verona (Romeo & Juliet)

I Belong To You (Samson & Delilah)

Resistance (Winston & Julia)

Unintended, Uno, Sunburn, Cave, Hate This & I'll Love You, Bliss, Feeling Good, Hyper Music, Endlessly, Falling Away With You, Eternally Missed, Starlight, Easily, Hoodoo, Undisclosed Desires, Guiding Light, Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever), Madness, Follow Me, Dead Inside, Something Human, Ghosts, Halloween, et al

 

This polyphonic song recorded at Shangri La Studios in Malibu, CA in the back of Bob Dylan's tour bus is a rearranged version of 'Sanctus and Benedictus' by Italian composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina to which Matt added the lyrics.  Answer appears at the end of this post.

 

British Bands and Flocks:

A Flock of Seagulls

A Flock of Birds (Coldplay)

A Flock of Sheep (MUSE - Matt's farm in Devon)

 

Groovy songs:

The Groove - MUSE  [Inspired SMBH]

Into the Groove  - Madonna

 A Groovy Kind of Love - The Mindbenders and later covered by Phil Collins

Groovin' - The Young Rascals

Shake Your Groove Thing - Peaches & Herb

Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire

One Nation Under a Groove - Funkadelic

 

Darwin: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

MUSE:  Origin of Symmetry, 'Unnatural Selection'

 

Answer:  'Drones'

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During Matt's speech accepting Best Rock at the 2022 MTV EMAs in Düsseldorf, Germany in November 2022 he thanked the European fans for their support and dedicated the award to the people of Ukraine and the women of Iran who are fighting for their freedom

Quotes from Matt at the Climate Pledge Arena gig in Seattle, WA on 18 April:

"This song [Stockholm Syndrome] is 20 years old this year, wish I was..."

"Two of my favourite guitarists [Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix] are from here..." 

All Apologies riff was played as an intro to WAFF - its second appearance on the WOTP tour after the Toronto theatre gig in October 2022

Other Nirvana jams or songs played by the band at various concerts in their career:

Lithium - [MUSE, Rocket Baby Dolls and Gothic Plague]

Endless Nameless

Negative Creep

School

tourette's  [In the early 90's at various venues in Devon]

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MUSE - WOTP World Tour Box Office Stats:

North America Leg from January-April 2023 (28 shows)

$35.5 million Est. Gross - 402,500 Est. Tickets Sold [Actual 137K+ Mexico; 58K Canada; and 207K USA]

Avg Ticket Price:  Ranging from $63 at Foro Sol in Mexico City to $75-$130 at arenas in Canada and the USA

Theatre Tour Leg from October 2022 (8 shows in North America and Europe)

$2 million Est. Gross - 19,000 Est. Tickets Sold

 

1st Quarter 2023 Box Office Update

Top Tours by British artists for concerts held from January thru March 2023*

Ed Sheeran - $94 million Gross (12 massive stadium shows in Oceania and six shows in the UK and Ireland)

Harry Styles - $79 million Gross (18 shows in California, Oceania and Asia)

Coldplay - $65.4 million Gross (11 massive March stadium shows in Brazil)

Elton John - $51 million Gross (14 shows in Australia and the UK and Ireland)

MUSE - $19 million Gross (18 shows in North America)

The 1975 - $16 million Gross (18 shows in the UK, Ireland and Mexico)

Depeche Mode - $13 million Gross (4 shows in North America)

Florence + The Machine - $12 million Gross (14 shows in the UK, Ireland and Oceania)

*All grosses are based on reported ticket sales and estimates for those dates not yet reported to Pollstar and Billboard Boxscore

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The first MUSE album to be certified Gold (500,000 copies sold) in the USA by RIAA was Absolution in 2007 and the first single to be certified Gold was Starlight in 2009.

The past six studio albums released by MUSE have all debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Album Sales chart in the USA:

#4 Will Of The People*

#6 Simulation Theory

#1 Drones

#2 The 2nd Law

#3 The Resistance

#9 Black Holes and Revelations

#15 Origin of Symmetry: XX Anniversary RemiXX  [New Peak in July 2021]

*It was the top selling new release on the Vinyl Albums sales chart in the USA with 8,000 copies sold on wax.  It ranked at #3 behind previously released albums by Silk Sonic and Kendrick Lamar

 

Career MUSE Global Album Sales:

20 million - Pure Album Sales 

11 million - Streaming Equivalent Album Units [11 billion audio and video streams divided by 1,000 - UK chart rule]

1 million - Track Equivalent Album Units [10 million physical single/digital track sales divided by 10 - USA chart rule]

32 million - Total Estimated Equivalent Album Units

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MUSE Box Office Report from Pollstar

17 March 2023 - Madison Square Garden in New York, NY

$1,414,150 Gross

13,099 Attendees

Avg Ticket Price $107.96  [Compared with $79.22 for the MUSE gig at MSG in 2019 and $227.93 for the 15 shows Harry Styles performed at the same venue in 2022]

Source:  AEG Presents (Promoter)

 

Updated audio and video streaming stats as of 25 June 2023:

5,885,161,822 plays for 255 tracks on Spotify

2,857,033,218 views for 296 videos on YouTube

 

What MUSE song shares the same complex time signature as the iconic jazz standard Take Five by the Dave Brubeck Quartet?

What MUSE song with 20.3 million Spotify audio streams was first performed live in Salt Lake City in the USA n 2004?  It features a highly chromatic chorus and a relative minor to major modulation with the following chords:  E  G♯m  F♯  C♯m  B

Answers at the bottom of this post

 

Most streamed MUSE B-sides on Spotify:

6.2 million - Eternally Missed

2.9 million - Easily

2.9 million - The Groove

2.8 million - Crying Shame

 

Most streamed MUSE cover song by other artists on Spotify:

2 million - Soaked (by Adam Lambert)

 

Animals with a 5/4 time signature and the first song Matt composed in E-Flat minor.  Most MUSE songs are 4/4 with a few at 6/8 and 3/4.  Animals and Hoodoo however both feature polymeters/polyrythms while Micro Cuts, Assassin and Exogenesis: Symphony, Part 2 have alternating/compound time signatures.

Glorious. It resolves to B Major at the end.  This beautiful track ranks in my personal Top 10 list.

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MUSE Top Venues Ranked by Total Career Estimated Grosses and Attendance:

1.  Stade de France/Saint-Denis ($42 Million and 502,000 concert-goers at 7 shows from 2010-2023)

2.  Wembley Stadium/London ($20.9 Million and 280,000 concert-goers at 4 shows in 2007 and 2010)

3.  O2 Arena/London ($20.7 Million and 226,000 concert-goers at 13 shows from 2009-2023)

4.  Foro Sol/Mexico City ($14.2 Million and 257,000 concert-goers at 4 shows from 2010-2023)

5.  Stadio San Siro/Milano ($12.5 Million and 190,000 concert-goers at 4 shows from 2010-2023)

6.  Bercy Arena/Paris ($12 Million and 190,000 concert-goers at 11 shows from 2003-2016) 

7.  Stadio Olimpico/Roma ($10.5 Million and 152,000 concert-goers at 3 shows from 2013-2023)

8.  Stade Orange Velodrome/Marseille ($9.5 Million and 110,000 concert-goers at 2 shows in 2019 and 2023

9.  Palacio de los Deportes/Mexico City ($9.4 Million and 188,000 concert-goers at 8 shows from 2007-2015)

10.  AO Arena/Manchester  ($8.9 Million and 118,000 concert-goers at 7 shows from 2003-2023)

11.  Staples Center/Crypto.com Arena ($8.1 Million from 122,500 concert-goers at 8 shows from 2010-2023

12.  Rod Laver Arena/Melbourne (US$7.7 Million from 76,000 concert-goers at 6 shows from 2007-2017)

13.  Emirates Stadium/London ($7.4 Million from 89,500 concert-goers at 2 shows in 2013)

14.  Stade de Suisse-Wankdorf/Berne ($7.3 Million from 76,000 concert-goers at 2 shows in 2010 and 2013

15.  Goffertpark/Nijmegen ($7.1 Million from 115,000 concert-goers at 2 shows in 2010 and 2019)

16.  Etihad Stadium/Manchester ($7.0 Million from 84,500 concert-goers at 2 shows in 2013 and 2019)

17.  London Stadium/London ($6.65 Million from 72,700 concert-goers at 1 show in 2019)

18.  Stade Matmut Atlantique/Bordeaux ($6.5 Million from 76,000 concert-goers at 2 shows in 2019 and 2023

19.  Centre Bell/Montreal  (US$6.4 Million from 109,000  concert-goers at 8 shows from 2010-2023)

20.  Qudos Bank Arena/Sydney  (US$6.35 Million from 60,000 concert-goers at 4 shows from 2010-2017)

21.  RheinEnergie Stadion/Köln ($6.3 Million from 78,000 concert-goers at 2 shows in 2019 and 2023)

22.  Bukit Jalil National Stadium'/Kuala Lumpur  ($6 Million from 53,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2023)

22.  Hallenstadion/Zurich  ($5.8 Million from 52,000 concert-goers at 4 shows from 2009-2019)

23.  National Bowl/Milton Keynes ($5.6 Million from 50,000  concert-goers at 1 show in 2023)

24.  Malieveld/The Hague  ($5.5 Million from 67,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2023)

25.  Groupama Stadium-Parc OL/Décines-Charpieu near Lyon  ($5.4 Million from 59,000 concert-goers at one show in 2023)

26.  Ziggo Dome/Amsterdam  ($5.3 Million from 83,000 concert-goers at 5 shows from 2012-2019)

27.  Madison Square Garden/New York City  ($5.2 Million from 82,500 concert-goers at six shows from 2007-2023)

28.  United Center/Chicago  ($4.6 Million from 67,000 concert-goers at 5 shows from 2010-2023)

29.  Scotiabank Arena-Air Canada Centre/Toronto  (US$4.6 Million from 81,000 concert-goers at 6 shows from 2010-2023)

30.  Stadio Olimpico Grande/Torino  ($4.4 Million from 63,000 concert-goers at 2 shows in 2013)

31.  WiZink Center-Palacio de Deportes/Madrid  ($4.3 Million from 79,000 concert-goers at 5 shows from 2006-2016)

32.  Oracle Arena/Oakland  ($4.3 Million from 63,000 concert-goers at 5 shows from 2010 to 2023)

33.  Estadio Metropolitano/Madrid  ($4.1 Million from 51,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2019)

34.  Mediolanum Forum di Assago/Milano  ($4 Million from 75,000 concert-goers at 6 shows from 2006-2016)

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MUSE Box Office Report from Pollstar

3 March 2023 - Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX

$1,287,249 Gross Revenue from Ticket Sales

11,655 Attendees

Avg Ticket Price $110.45

Source:  AEG Presents (Promoter)

This is the highest grossing career headlining concert for MUSE in Texas and the highest attended concert for the band in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. The earlier gig at the Moody Center venue in Austin, TX was also well attended.

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What music videos from MUSE and QUEEN were filmed at the same studios where the first British talkie film 'Blackmail' directed by Alfred Hitchcock and the Star Wars Trilogy movies were shot?

Matt has played snippets/riffs from what three national anthems at several career MUSE gigs and what national anthem begins the Beatles' track All You Need Is Love?

 

Undisclosed Desires and Bohemian Rhapsody at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, a town 19 km northwest from central  London

 

USA - Star Spangled Banner (2007-2022) during four different concert tours at various venues in America

Republic of Korea - Aegukga (2013) in Seoul 

United Kingdom - God Save The Queen/King (2022) in Vigo, Spain after the death of Queen Elizabeth II

France - La Marseillaise

 

The newly-crowned King Charles III met and chatted with a commoner from Devon several years ago...

 

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MUSE Top Venues Ranked By Total Career Estimated Gross and Attendance  [Continuation from above earlier post]

36.  Luzhniki Olympic Complex/Moskva  ($4 Million from 1 stadium show in 2019 in front of 47K fans and two arena shows at the Palace of Sports in 2007 and 2001 with a combined attendance of 13K concert-goers)

37.  Centre Videotron/Quebec City  (US$3.9 Million from 62,000 concert-goers at 5 shows from 2016-2023)

38.  3Arena/Dublin  ($3.8 Million from 49,000 concert-goers at 4 shows from 2009-2023)

39.  Bernexpo Areal Open Air/Bern ($3.8 Million from 24,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2023)  

40.  Climate Pledge Arena/Seattle  ($3.7 Million from 55,000 concert-goers at 5 shows from 2007-2023)

41.  Palais 12/Laeken-Brussels ($3.6 Million from 58,000 concert-goers at 4 shows in 2016)

42.  Wells-Fargo Arena/Philadelphia  ($3.5 Million from 59,000 concert-goers at 5 shows from 2010-2023)

43.  Passeio Maritimo de Alges/Lisboa  ($3.4 Million from 48,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2019)

44.  Old Trafford Cricket Ground/Manchester  ($3.4 Million from 49,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2010)

45.  Estádio do Dragão/Oporto  ($3.4 Million from 41,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2013)

46.  Barclaycard Arena/Birmingham  ($3.4 Million from 40,000 concert-goers at 3 shows from 2009-2019)

47.  Entertainment Centre/Brisbane  ($3.3 Million from 28,000 concert-goers at 3 shows in 2010 and 2013)

48.  Olimpiyskiy Stadium/Moskva  ($3.2 Million from 47,000 concert-goers at 2 shows in 2011 and 2016)

49.  Stade Charles-Ehrmann/Nice  ($3.1 Million from 43,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2013)

50.  Merksem Sportpaleis/Antwerp  ($3.1 Million from 54,000 concert-goers at 3 shows from 2006-2012)

51.  Werchter Park/Werchter  ($3 Million from 33,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2013)

52.  TD Garden/Boston  ($3 Million from 48,000 concert-goers at 4 shows from 2010-2019)

53.  Pechanga Arena/San Diego  ($3 Million from 42,000 concert-goers at 4 shows from 2013-2023)

54.  Toyota Center/Houston  ($2.9 Million from 43,000 concert-goers at 5 shows from 2010-2023)

55.  Parc des Princes/Paris  ($2.7 Million from 48,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2007)

56.  Johan Cruyff ArenA/Amsterdam  ($2.6 Million from 33,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2013)

57.  Mercedes-Benz Arena/Berlin  ($2.5 Million from 37,000 concert-goers at 3 shows from 2009-2019)

58.  John Smith's Stadium/Huddersfield  ($2.5 Million from 28,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2023)

59.  Home Park Stadium/Plymouth ($2.4 Million from 26,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2023)

60.  Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys/Barcelona  ($2.4 Million from 33,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2013)

61.  Moda Center/Portland  ($2.4 Million from 35,000 concert-goers at 4 shows from 2010-2023)

62.  MEO Arena/Lisboa  ($2.3 Million from 49,000 concert-goers at 3 shows in 2009 and 2016)

63.  SECC/Glasgow  ($2.3 Million from 40,000 concert-goers at 4 shows from 2003 to 2012)

64.  Hartwall Areena/Helsinki  ($2.3 Million from 38,000 concert-goers at 3 shows from 2009-2016)

65.  Bellahouston Park/Glasgow  ($2.3 Million from 24,485 concert-goers at 1 show in 2023)

66.  Letnany Airport/Prague  ($2.2 Million from 33,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2019)

67.  Capital One Arena/Washington DC  ($2.2 Million from 32,000 concert-goers at 3 shows from 2013-2019)

68.  Arena/Yokohama  ($2.2 Million from 20,000 concert-goers at 2 shows in 2017)

69.  Zenith Amphitheatre/Nancy  ($2.2 Million from 25,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2023)

70.  Wembley Arena/London  ($2.1 Million from 44,000 concert-goers at 4 shows in 2003 and 2006)

71.  Super Arena/Saitama  ($2.1 Million from 22,000 concert-goers at 2 shows in 2013)

72.  Ashton Gate Stadium/Bristol  ($2 million from 23,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2019)

73.  Olympic Stadium/Helsinki  ($2 Million from 23,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2013)

74.  Estadio El Sardinero/Santander  ($2 Million from from 24,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2023)

75.  Stadion Open Air/Wiener Neustadt  ($2 Million from 20,000 concert-goers at 1 show in 2023)

76.  SSE Hydro/Glasgow  ($2 Million from 22,000  concert-goers at 2 shows in 2016)

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Top Cities Ranked by Number of Career MUSE Gigs (1994-2023):

118  London

50  Paris  [Including Saint-Denis]

49  Exeter  [35 Cavern Club]

40  New York City Metro Area

37  Los Angeles Metro Area

27  Manchester

22  Tokyo Metro Area  [Including Saitama and Yokohama]

21 Milano  [Including Assago]

20  Sydney

18  Köln  [Including one mimed performance]

17  Berlin

17  Hamburg

17  Madrid

17  Melbourne

17  Plymouth  [6 The Cooperage]

17  Dublin

16  Atlanta

16  Glasgow

15  Chicago

14  Mexico City

14  München

14  San Francisco Bay Area  [Including Oakland and Mountain View]

14  Toronto

13  Montreal

13  Philadelphia

12  Copenhagen

12  Lisboa

11  Amsterdam

11  Austin

11  Dallas Metro Area  [Including Fort Worth and Arlington]

11  Helsinki

11  Leeds

11  Osaka

11  Oslo

11  San Diego

11  Seattle

11  Wien

10  Birmingham

10  Las Vegas

10  Werchter

10  Zürich

9  Bologna

9  Boston

9  Brussels

9  Detroit

9  Houston

9  Stockholm

9  Washington DC Metro Area  [Including Virginia and Maryland suburbs]

8  Buenos Aires

8  Perth

8  Phoenix

8  Salt Lake City

8  Quebec City

7  Adelaide

7  Columbus

7  Leicester

7  Lyon

7  Moskva

7  Nashville

7  Nürburg  [Rock Am Ring]

7  Nürnberg  [Rock Im Park]

7  Portland

7  Reading

7  Roma

7  Sacramento

7  São Paulo

7  St. Louis

6  Barcelona

6  Bordeaux

6  Budapest

6  Cardiff

6  Denver

6  Miami Metro Area  [Including Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach]

6  Minneapolis

6  Nagoya

5  Athens

5  Belfast

5  Charlotte

5  Frankfurt

5  Lille

5  Pilton  [Glastonbury]

5  Teignmouth*  [1994, 1995, and 2009]

5  Torino

5  Toulouse

5  Vancouver

*The band's first performance as MUSE reportedly took place on 1 March 1994 at nearby Dawlish.  At least three band performances under antecedent names Rocket Baby Dolls and Gothic Plague took place at venues in Teignmouth from December 1992 to February 1994.

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British acts with the most consecutive studio albums to debut at No. 1 on the Official Albums Chart in the UK:

7  MUSE  [2003-2022]

7  Oasis  [1994-2008]

6  Coldplay  [A Head Full Of Dreams debuted at #2 but reached No. 1 in its 10th week of release in 2015]

6  Ed Sheeran  [2011-2023]

6  Arctic Monkeys  [The Car debuted and peaked at #2 in 2022]

6  Robbie  Williams  [Reality Killed The Video Star debuted at #2 missing the summit by less than 1% to JLS in 2009]

5  Radiohead  [King Of Limbs debuted and peaked at #7 in 2011]

It should be noted Noel Gallagher had ten consecutive studio albums debut at the summit with two bands (7 with Oasis and 3 with High Flying Birds) but his streak ended when Foo Fighters' new album debuted at #1 just a few units ahead of the new album from High Flying Birds which placed at #2.

American rapper Eminem holds the over-all current record of 8 consecutive studio albums debuting at #1 among all acts.

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More Box Office Reports from the Will Of The People World Tour - North America Leg

18 April 2023 - Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA

$1,575,075 Gross   [Highest grossing U.S. concert of all-time for MUSE surpassing the $1,568,543 ticket sales revenue earned from the Crypto.com Arena gig in Los Angeles on 6 April 2023]

12,293 Attendees

Avg Ticket Price $128.13

14 April 2023 - Oakland Arena in Oakland, CA

$1,125,120 Gross

11,711 Attendees

Avg Ticket Price $96.07 

28 February 2023 - Moody Center in Austin, TX   [First ever gig for MUSE at this venue]

$1,072,723 Gross

10,558 Attendees

Avg Ticket Price $101.60 

10 April 2023 - Pechanga Arena in San Diego, CA

$942K Gross

9,664 Attendees

Avg Ticket Price $97.49

5 March 2023 - Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO

$584K  Gross

6,662  Attendees

Avg Ticket Price $87.66

Sources:  Pollstar and AEG Presents

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Excerpt from a Billboard Pro Chart Beat article posted yesterday:

"...The Will of the People World Tour launched in October 2022 with eight theater-sized underplays in major markets in Europe and North America, before playing a quartet of shows in Mexico in January. Muse then traveled north for a proper run of arena shows in the U.S. and Canada, playing 24 dates across two months. In all, the tour has reported grosses of $36.1 million and sold 402,000 tickets over 30 shows.

Broken out by region, it’s the biggest tour of the band’s career. In Mexico City, two shows at Foro Sol grossed $6.8 million and sold 107,000 tickets, eclipsing plays in the same city in 2019, 2013 and 2007, in terms of revenue and attendance. In Guadalajara, the Jan. 20 show grossed $1.2 million and sold 13,000 tickets, up 34% from an arena date in 2013.

In arenas in the U.S. and Canada, Muse’s business averaged out to $1.1 million per show, marking the band’s first North American tour to crack the seven-figure line. Previously, The 2nd Law World Tour (2012-14), the Drones World Tour (2015-16) and the Simulation Theory World Tour (2019) each paced between $700,000-800,000, while the current run represents a 50% increase from what had seemed to become their standard business..."

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MUSE Career Headliner Concert Box Office Grosses:

$206.6 million and 3.1 million tickets sold  [Shows reported to Billboard  as of May 2023 from the above cited article] - About 60% understated

$414 million and 6.1 million tickets sold  [Shows reported and estimated by Pollstar as of July 2022] - About 15% understated 

$575 million and over 8.8 million tickets sold  [$414m from Pollstar  cited above + $56m from various unreported gigs from 2006-2019 + $90m estimated revenue earned from the current 2022-23 WOTP tour] -  Additional legs of the current tour could be added

The band has also likely received artist fees totaling over $60 million from over a hundred festival headlining shows in the past 20 years

 

MUSE Rankings:

Top 50 Live Touring Artists Greatest Of All Time  [Both Grosses and Ticket Sales]

Top 400 Artists on YouTube - Approaching 3 billion video streams

Top 500 Artists on Spotify - Approaching 6 billion audio streams

 

Trivia:  Goyt and Tame; Cam; Don and Rother   What connection do these names have with MUSE?

 

 

 

 

The rivers Goyt and Tame meet in Stockport [Dom's place of birth], Greater Manchester to form the Mersey.  The Gallagher brothers from Oasis were also born and raised in Greater Manchester.

The river Cam flows through Cambridge home of the famous university and where Matt was born.

The rivers Don and Rother meet in Rotherham, South Yorkshire where Chris was born.

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From a spokesperson for Plymouth Argyle's Home Park stadium: “Last night's Muse concert at Home Park was an incredible spectacle enjoyed by over 25,000 concert goers. We are incredibly proud to be able to host one of the world’s biggest and best live bands in Plymouth.

"Whilst we acknowledge some issues with queuing on entry and for bars early in the evening, the event was hugely successful and Muse put on a brilliant show, with thousands of fans enjoying a night to remember. We will be reviewing our processes to ensure further successful events moving forward."

Review of the concert:

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/muse-show-plymouths-home-park-8476386

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Malaysia concert on 29 July moved to Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur due to popular demand.  Coldplay will also perform at this venue at the end of their 2023 tour. Billie Eilish played there last summer in front of 25,000 fans and Ed Sheeran also had a gig there in 2019 with over 40,000 concert-goers in attendance.

 

Career MUSE Box Office Breakdown by Album Touring Era 

Gross Ticket Revenue and Attendance (Estimated):

$108 million and  1.2 million tickets sold - WOTP (2022-23)  [Assuming tour does not add legs in South America, Asia and Oceania]

$103 million and 1.3 million - ST (2018-19)

$105 million and 1.6 million tickets sold - Drones (2015-17)  

$120 million and 1.73 million tickets sold - T2L (2012-14)

$102 million and 1.67 million tickets sold - TR (2009-11)

$45 million and 1.0 million tickets sold - BHaR (2006-08)

$5 million and 0.6 million tickets sold - Abso, OoS, and Showbiz (1999-2005)

$589 million and around 9.0 million tickets sold - All Tours

By comparison,  Ed Sheeran will soon surpass 16 million tickets sold on his tours so far and Coldplay has sold over 20 million concert tickets since 2000.  According to Pollstar, the six other acts with ticket counts topping 20 million in their tours are:  U2 with over 26 million, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen + The E Street Band, and Metallica.

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