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Muse tour to feature floating video cubes and lots of other weird stuff

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Following in the footsteps of its new tourmates, Muse has designed a rather elaborate stage setup for its forthcoming world tour. In an interview with Drowned in Sound, drummer Dominic Howard revealed the band has teamed up with designer Ez Devlin in hopes of getting each and every audience member involved in the hysteria.

“I think we’re going to be doing a few shows where we’re going to have fans all around us,” he explained. “Not in the middle of the room but we’ve designed the stage in a way so that the crowd can fit all around us. Everyone’s going to have a great view and get the whole show, even if you’re sitting behind us, not just the back of our heads. There’s going to be lots of spinning around and stuff like that.”

Spinning won’t be the only thing involved in the setup. Howard went on to note that the band will also utilize, well, we’ll let him explain it because we still don’t really get it.

“There’s going to be some good video usage, he said. “We’re going to be on some big moving LED structures, so we’re all going to be moving up and down at different levels and actually playing quite high up in the air, which is something we’ve never done. We’re going to be on these floating cubes of video [Laughs]. Individual cubes, all like moving around. They’re like massive towers and there’s three of them with lots of video.”

But don’t worry… the carbon footprint won’t be all that bad. As Howard explained, ” It won’t be as big as U2’s tour of hundred and twenty trucks, I think we’ll fit it into about three.”

Phew.

Intrigued? Check out the action for yourself beginning next month when Muse embarks on a U.S. tour with U2. Tour dates follow.

Muse 2009 Tour Dates:
09/04 – Teignmouth, UK @ The Den
09/05 – Teignmouth, UK @ The Den
09/24 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Giants Stadium *
09/25 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Giants Stadium *
09/29 – Washington, DC @ FedEx Field *
10/01 – Charlottesville, VA @ Scott Stadium *
10/03 – Raleigh, NC @ Carter-Finley Stadium *
10/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome *
10/09 – Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium *
10/12 – Dallas, TX @ New Cowboys Stadium *
10/14 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Stadium *
10/22 – Helsinki, FI @ Hartwell Arena
10/24 – Stockholm, SE @ Hovet
10/25 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum Arena
10/26 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken
10/28 – Hamburg, DE @ Color Line Arena
10/29 – Berlin, DE @ O2 World
10/31 – Lievin, FR @ Stade Couvert Regional
11/01 – Amneville, FR @ Le Galaxie
11/02 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportspaleis
11/04 – Sheffield, UK @ Sheffield Arena
11/05 – Liverpool, UK @ Echo Arena
11/06 – Dublin, IE @ O2 Depot
11/09 – Glasgow, UK @ SECC
11/10 – Birmingham, UK @ NIA
11/12 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
11/13 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
11/14 – Rotterdam, NL @ Ahoy
11/16 – Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena
11/17 – Paris, FR @ Bercy
11/18 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
11/20 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
11/21 – Bologna, IT @ Futurshow Station
11/22 – Lyon, FR @ Halle Tony Garnier
11/25 – Toulouse, FR @ Zenith
11/27 – Barcelona, ES @ Pavello Olimpic
11/28 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio de Deportes
11/29 – Lisbon, PT @ Atlantico Pavilhao
12/01 – Limoges, FR @ Zenith
12/02 – Dijon, FR @ Zenith
12/04 – Turin, IT @ Pala Olimpico

* = w/ U2

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