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Muse's Matt Bellamy has said that he is thinking about writing a "more personal" music project following the band's recent epic albums and shows.

 

The band are set to play Wembley Stadium on Friday and Saturday (September 10 and 11), but the singer/guitarist has said that, after those shows, he will work on material that would be more fitting for smaller venues.

 

"I feel like we can't go much bigger in terms of the kinds of concerts we're playing," he told Time Out. "Weirdly, that seems to have coincided with my personal life destabilising about a year ago. I split from a relationship… I was doing lots of self-analysing."

 

He added: "I sense that that's going to lead to a writing project that will be more personal, rather than talking about grand political concerns. That itself might lead to material that's more suitable for smaller venues."

 

Muse opened their UK tour, playing the Lancashire County Cricket Club's Old Trafford ground last Saturday (September 4).

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Sounds good but Matt has said stuff like this so many times before. :LOL:

 

They don't seem to be doing any touring in 2011 yet so maybe they could organise something next year before they start work on the new album.

No.

 

Maybe it'll be like Sunburn on a 2 hour loop? :awesome:

 

Would be :awesome:

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Meh, he's got to be more inventive than that. All Muse albums are appropriately varied to a degree, so I doubt it would be full of the likes of GL/NSC-esque material....they're too bomastic to be played in anything other than a stadium anyway.

 

He mentioned music that would be ''suitable for smaller venues''. Let us not forget heartfelt beauties like Sunburn, Shine Acoustic and Hyperchondriac Music which are both personal AND awesome. More stuff like that would be perfect for intimate gigs (unlikely, but still)

 

There are plenty of reasons why 'personal' doesn't necassarily have to mean 'overly cheesy and generally shit' :D

 

And yes, I know that those songs are old blahhhhh I'm just trying not to jump to conclusions :D One can always hope :LOL:

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Ooh look here's deja vu again.:rolleyes:

 

Matt/Muse's idea of intimate/small venues is not the same as anybody else's. And we all know that what they "consider" doing at first is not usually what they end up doing...

 

I've also have wondered recently how much bigger/spectacular the shows can get, until the whole "experience" detracts from the 3 blokes actually playing the music, ie they become their own backing band for Muse - The Show. Don't get me wrong, I've seen the stadium setup and am excited about seeing them at Wembley BUT I do prefer smaller venues coz I like to actually see the band in 3D not 2D. I've got a lot of love for Brixton Academy, but the chances of Muse ever playing THERE again are pretty small. (Unless they go down the dumper) So many people want to see them: the only way of playing to the same number is to do multiple dates - residency, anyone?

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And by smaller venues he means arenas right? Otherwise the ticket demand is going to be insane.. And I find it quite funny that Dom talked about replacing U2 as the biggest band in the world in the last imterview, and Matt seems to be heading in the opposite direction ...

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how the hell can they play in smaller venues when they have so man fans now? :erm:

 

I'm guessing he means arenas as opposed to stadiums. They'd still have to do multiple multiple dates though, because the ticket demand for The Resistance tour alone was ridiculous lol

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how the hell can they play in smaller venues when they have so man fans now? :erm:

 

And by smaller venues he means arenas right? Otherwise the ticket demand is going to be insane.. And I find it quite funny that Dom talked about replacing U2 as the biggest band in the world in the last imterview, and Matt seems to be heading in the opposite direction ...

 

Not neccessarily. Bands can play a series of low key smaller venues and then do the big venues later on in the tour. Radiohead do it this way. Kasabian played a mix of arenas, academies and festival headlining slots on their last album tour. Muse sold out arenas because a) they have a lot of fans but also b) because the tour dates were promoted very well. Instead of playing 6 arena gigs in the UK and 3 stadium shows they could play 4 academy venues with much less promotion and 4 stadium shows with insane promotion and satisfy demand.

 

Also, if they do smaller venues before the album is released, or release the tickets before the album is released there will be hardly any hype and so less of a crush for tickets

 

Book gigs at small venues, DONE!

 

Pretty much :LOL:

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I think Matt said something like this towards the end of the Black Holes tour but The Resistance was the opposite of this - it was a bigger sounding record than any of the rest and they've consistently played bigger venues on this tour, reaching the biggest possible venues with the stadium stuff at the Stade de France, San Siro, Wembley, etc.

 

It is an intriguing contrast as somebody highlighted between Dom saying they aim to be the best and the biggest band in the world and Matt suggesting that they reduce the bombast for album 6.

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I am so confused. First they were aiming to be the biggest, now they're going to play smaller venues? :wtf:

 

Anyway, I do like this idea. Maybe they could make it fanclub only when it comes to ticket sales? That's what Nine Inch Nails did for their last shows and it worked out well.

 

As for the music, whenever Matt says he wants to make more personal music, I cringe and think of NSC. I hope that's not the case, and he goes back to something basic, but still rocking.

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