Muse Tours Europe in 2013
Muse have announced their biggest ever stadium tour for 2013 when they will play in cities across Europe. The 2nd Law Tour is the band's eight concert tour which supports their latest album The 2nd Law. The record has topped the charts in more than 20 countries since it was released last October.
The 2nd Law Tour has quickly become know for its extravagant and unique stage show. Some effects used on the concerts include, mainly, a characteristic and enormous pyramid of LED screens that slowly descends and “absorbs” the band during the show. There is also a large use of strobe lighting as well as corrupted system text on a floor panoramic screen during “The 2nd Law: Unsustainable”. Also, balloons and confetti shower the crowd during “Follow me”. During “Starlight”, laser lights of different colours point in different directions. Carbon dioxide cannons blast off on the final beats of “Survival”.
The tour's setlist generally includes band's classic “Bliss”, “Plug In Baby”, “Hysteria”, “Stockholm Syndrome”, “Time is Running Out”, “Knights of Cydonia”, “Supermassive Black Hole”, “Starlight”, “Undisclosed Desires”, “Uprising”, plus The 2nd Law's first single “Survival”.
The band will start at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 22 May, then London on 25 and 26 May, Manchester on June 1, Amsterdam on 4 June, Barcelona on 7 June, Porto on 10 June, Paris on 21 and 22 June, Turin on 28 and 29 June, Rome on 6 July, Berlin on 14 July, Oslo on 24 July and finally Helsinki on 27 July.