Muse tease 2018 Album and Tour Plans
Muse have teased fans that they are likely to release their highly-anticipated eight studio album this year.
Frontman Matt Bellamy and drummer Dom Howard fans about their plans for 2018, which includes playing a handful of shows.
Speaking in a video posted on the band’s Twitter account on Wednesday night, the ‘Plug In Baby’ hitmakers said: “So our plans for 2018 is to make a few songs, probably a new album as well, put out a couple of singles, and we’ll do like five or six shows.
“Some big festivals in the US that we’ve never done before. We’re excited to play Bonnaroo for the first time, Bottlerock in Nappa Valley and Carolina Rebellion.”
The British stars dropped the lead single ‘Thought Contagion’ earlier this year.“We’re going to chill out,” said frontman Matt Bellamy. “We’re going to do some festivals in the US maybe, because we kind of missed that out last summer. If we feel like it we might record a new song or two but I don’t think we’ll do a new album.”
Matt previously said the group are only performing a handful of gigs this year because they’re concentrating on their album.
He shared: “That’s our goal, that’s our intention, that’s what we’re born to do … get out there and blow minds. That’s it. That’s what we do.
“We’re not touring yet for a while, we’re only doing like four shows this year to keep ourselves energised whilst making the album, but they’re not in the UK unfortunately, they’re in other places.
“Next year we’re gonna come to the UK. We’ve got some cool, crazy ideas.”He said: “We putting together a book with some remastered vinyl. We remastered the first two albums ‘Showbiz’ and ‘Origin of Symmetry’. We’re putting together a package with a lot of historic content. Bits and pieces like photographs, music and some really old demos. All sorts of old stuff that basically attempts to tell a story from where we started as a band when we were kids in school to ‘Origin of Symmetry’.”
Meanwhile, the musician said they’ve been experimenting with some “cutting edge” technology to pull off an impressive production for their next tour.
He said: “We’re going to come up with something that no one’s ever seen before. We’re always interested in the latest technology and what’s cutting edge, so we’re always thinking of the new thing that nobody’s ever used before in a concert.”And we found something and we’re going to use that.”