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The touring continued across Europe in July 2007 before heading back to the US in August where they played to a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden, New York.[28] They earned a headline spot on the second night of the Austin City Limits Music Festival on 15 September 2007, after The White Stripes cancelled their performance. Not long after, they also performed at the October 2007 Vegoose in Las Vegas alongside bands like Rage Against the Machine, Daft Punk, and Queens of the Stone Age.[28] Muse continued touring in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Scandinavia before moving on to Australia and New Zealand. Muse played their final show of the Black Holes & Revelations tour as headliner of the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas after playing to sell-out crowds throughout Southeast Asia, Australia, the United States, and New Zealand.

A number of individual live appearances also occurred in 2008. In March, they played concerts in Dubai, Johannesburg, and Cape Town.[29] On 12 April they played a one-off concert at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.[30] The band also performed at a new gig in Marlay Park, Dublin on 13 August and were set to play at a gig in Belfast on 14 August. However, the Belfast date was dismissed according to The Belfast Telegraph.[31] Kasabian and Glasvegas supported Muse on their Irish date.[32] A few days later, they were the headline act at V Festival 2008 (reportedly the only UK festival where the band are appearing this year), playing in Chelmsford on Saturday 16 August and Staffordshire on Sunday 17 August.[33] They also hinted at the possibility of a future stadium tour or concerts in South America.[34]

Current and future plans (2008-present)

Between May and August of 2008, the band played an 8-date tour in Mexico and South America, as well as a performance at Marlay Park in Dublin with support from Kasabian and Glasvegas a few days before their headline slots at the English V Festivals in Chelmsford and Staffordshire. Despite suggestions from the band themselves, no new material was debuted at these summer concerts.

On 2 August 2008, a collaboration song between Muse and The Streets entitled "Who Knows Who" was leaked on Muselive.com, which coincides with an interview published by NME on 14 April. Bellamy stated in the article that he "would like to do England's answer to Rage Against The Machine".[35][36] The self-labelled "jam" consists of a funky wah-wah centric verse with a heavily distorted chorus based on the main riff from Led Zeppelin's "Heartbreaker". The song also features guitar effects similar in form to those used by Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, a band which has been an influence on Muse's music. The song was met with mixed review from fans, but a message from the band on the official forum confirmed that the song was genuine, though the track was never intended to be a serious release.

As previously reported, Muse had tentatively started work on album number five, the follow up to 2006's Black Holes And Revelations, earlier in 2008. Drummer Dominic Howard has now explained that the band wrote a few tracks ahead of their headline V Festival slots (16-17 August) and are set to head back to their studio near Lake Como in Italy soon. Speaking to BBC 6music, Howard said, "We're working on new stuff and we're gonna have a couple of weeks off and then in about two weeks time we're back out to Italy to start writing again". He also added, "We've already done a few tracks and it sounds great, so we're just working towards the future".

Their song "Supermassive Black Hole" was featured in the soundtrack for Twilight (2008 film), which was released in November 2008.

In a Q&A with the fans on the official Muse messageboard Chris stated that "It would be nice to have the album out in the second half of next year (2009) but we have not set ourselves any targets. It is more important for us to make the best album we have made to date and if that means it comes out in 2010 then we don't mind. Hopefully it will be sooner though".

Style

Muse songs are recognizable for their use and manipulation of lead vocalist Matthew Bellamy's powerfully haunting falsetto[37]. This makes Bellamy easily comparable to Thom Yorke of Radiohead, but only as an earmark. "It depends on what level they say it," says Bellamy in his defense. "If people say it as a comparison, that's fair enough, but if they think that I try to copy him, that's the thing that is difficult to swallow. I find it a compliment as long as people know that I haven't tried to emulate what he does: it's my own thing."[38] As a guitarist, Bellamy utilizes arpeggio and pitch-shift effects to create a more "electric" sound, citing Jimi Hendrix and Tom Morello as influences for this method.[39]

Black Holes & Revelations as a whole is earmarked by various styles of European music. "I've been listening to quite a lot of music from the south of Italy on this album", Bellamy admits. "I've been living in Italy for a while, and I discovered this music from Naples, which sounds like a mix of music from Africa, Croatia, Turkey, and Italy. It kind of gives it a mystical sound, so I think that's one thing that influenced the album. I like being influenced by things that have a mixed style".[40] In September 2008, the band received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts each from the University of Plymouth for being recognised as "not only one of the most exciting live bands in the world, but also a band which pushes musical boundaries".[41]

Band members

  • Matthew Bellamy – vocals, guitar, piano & keyboards, primary lyricist

  • Christopher Wolstenholme – bass guitar, vocals, keyboards

  • Dominic Howard – drums, percussion

Touring members

  • Morgan Nicholls – synthesizers, keyboards, backing vocals, bass guitar (2004, 2006 – present)

Nicholls played bass at the 2004 V Festival in place of the injured Wolstenholme, who broke his wrist during a football match with Didz Hammond from The Cooper Temple Clause. He continues to play bass on "Hoodoo" in addition to being a regular synthesizer and keyboard player as well as backing vocalist.

  • Danny Lauder – trumpet (2006 – present)

Lauder plays the trumpet on "Knights of Cydonia" and "City of Delusion" live, although not at every concert.

Discography

Studio albums

  • Showbiz (1999)

  • Origin of Symmetry (2001)

  • Absolution (2003)

  • Black Holes and Revelations (2006)

UK top-ten singles

  • "Time Is Running Out" (2003) – UK Singles Chart #8

  • "Supermassive Black Hole" (2006) – #4

  • "Knights of Cydonia" (2006) – #10

Awards

Year

Award

Category

Region

Notes

2000

NME Awards

Best New Artist

United Kingdom

2001

Kerrang! Awards

Best British Band

United Kingdom

2002

Kerrang! Awards

Best British Live Act

United Kingdom

2004

Q Awards

Innovation Award

United Kingdom

Kerrang! Awards

Best Album

United Kingdom

Q Awards

Best Live Act

United Kingdom

MTV EMA

Best Alternative

Europe

MTV EMA

Best UK & Ireland Act

Europe

2005

BRIT Awards

Best Live Act

United Kingdom

NME Awards

Best Live Act

United Kingdom

mtvU Woodie Awards

Best International

United States

2006

Q Awards

Best Live Act[42]

United Kingdom

MTV EMA

Best Alternative

Europe

Kerrang! Awards

Best Live Act[43]

United Kingdom

BT Digital Music Awards

Best Rock Artist

United Kingdom

UK Festival Awards

Best Rock Act[44]

United Kingdom

For Reading and Leeds Festivals 2006

UK Festival Awards

Best Headline Act[44]

United Kingdom

For Reading and Leeds Festivals 2006

Vodafone Live Music Awards

Best Live Act[45]

United Kingdom

2007

BRIT Awards

Best Live Act[46]

United Kingdom

NME Awards

Best British Band[47]

United Kingdom

BT Digital Music Awards

Best Rock Artist[48]

United Kingdom

Vodafone Live Music Awards

Tour of the Year[49]

United Kingdom

Q Awards

Best Live Act[50]

United Kingdom

MTV EMA

Headliner[51]

Europe

MTV EMA

Best UK & Ireland Act[51]

Europe

mtvU Woodie Awards

Best Performing[52]

United States

2008

Meteor Music Awards

Best International Live Performance[53]

Ireland

For Oxegen 2007

NME Awards

Best Live Band[54]

United Kingdom

MTV Asia Awards

Bring Da House Down[55]

Asia

For Muse Asia Tour 2007

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