Muse To Play First-Ever Concert In Space?

Intergalactic rock-opera band's logical next step is to take their act to the stars...

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

Muse To Play First-Ever Concert In Space?

 

When Muse released their sprawling mega-smash space-revolution rock opera The Resistance, fans wondered what the hell the band could possibly do to top themselves next. According to frontman Matt Bellamy, the band is no longer satisfied with simply rocking around the globe, and has had "real" discussions about the possibility of playing a gig in space."

 

The frontman said that although his plan seemed rather ambitious, he hoped that technology would allow the British trio a shot at performing a show in orbit someday. The idea sprang from several conversations between band members on the topic, which were likely influenced by chemicals at the onset. 

 

"We’ve had some discussions about playing in space," he said. "Sometimes very coherent conversations and sometimes very late at night, but it’s for real."

 

Bellamy explained that although the trio hadn’t signed up for Space Camp just yet, he had started thinking about ways of going about getting the gig off the ground. 

 

"I’m thinking of approaching Richard Branson to see if we could do it on his [Virgin Galactic] spacecraft he’s got happening," he said. "Although we do have a lot of equipment, so I guess we’d have to use pods to carry our stuff and we’d scale back the shows a lot. I do think it will be possible in the future and I’m sure it will happen in my lifetime. We’d love to be part of that."