June 1st 2022 – Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse release their newest song ‘Will of The People’. This is the third song from their forthcoming album of the same name, set for release on August 26th via Warner Records. Earlier in the year the band released ‘Compliance’ and ‘Won’t Stand Down’, both racking up critical acclaim with the latter being described by the NME as “an utterly classic tune.” ‘Will of the People’ was produced by Muse and mixed by Serban Ghenea and is an electric anthem that showcases the band’s prowess for storytelling and sonic scene creation.
Today the band also shared the accompanying video directed by award winning animator and producer Tom Teller.
Matt Bellamy says, “‘Will of the People’ is fictional story set in a fictional metaverse on a fictional planet ruled by a fictional authoritarian state run by a fictional algorithm manifested by a fictional data centre running a fictional bank printing a fictional currency controlling a fictional population occupying a fictional city containing a fictional apartment where a fictional man woke up one day and thought ‘fuck this.’”
In further exciting news for fans, Muse are slated to perform a special limited amount of theatre shows in October:
4th – Los Angeles, The Wiltern
11th – Chicago, The Riviera Theatre
14th – Toronto, The History
16th – New York City, The Beacon Theatre
23rd – Amsterdam, Royal Theatre Carré
25th – Paris, Salle Pleyel
26th – Milan, Alcatraz
Muse commented, “We had such a good time at our recent charity shows at the Apollo in London last month we wanted to play some of these types of smaller theatres that we hadn’t played for a long time in the U.S and Europe before we head out on tour in 2023.”
For European shows, fans who have pre-ordered the ‘Will of the People’ record will have first access to pre-sale tickets from 10AM local time on June 21st. For North American shows, fan club presale will be available on June 22nd at 10AM local time. Tickets then go on general on sale on 10AM PST on June 24th.
The band will also be performing at the following European festivals this summer:
June 3, 2022 Rock AM Ring Nürburgring, Germany
June 5, 2022 Rock Im Park Nürburgring, Germany
June 9, 2022 Nova Rock Festival Nickelsdorf, Austria
June 11, 2022 Tempelhof Sounds Berlin, Germany
June 17, 2022 Firenze Rocks Florence, Italy
June 18, 2022 Rock n Rio Lisbon, Portugal
June 19, 2022 Isle of Wight Festival Newport, England
June 21, 2022 VOLT Festival Hungary, Sopron
June 24, 2022 Tinderbox Festival Odense, Denmark
June 26, 2022 Mallorca Live Mallorca, Spain
June 29, 2022 Ejekt Festival Athens, Greece
July 2, 2022 OpenAir St. Gallen, Switzerland
July 3, 2022 Les Eurockéennes De Belfort Belfort, France
July 6, 2022 Beauregard Festival Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France
July 8, 2022 Mad Cool Festival Madrid, Spain
July 10, 2022 Les Déferlantes Festival Céret, France
Muse consists of Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Their last album, ‘Simulation Theory’, debuted at #1 and marked the band’s sixth straight album to debut in the UK top spot. Their previous studio album, ‘Drones’, went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, the band’s second, in February 2016. Since forming in 1994, Muse have released eight studio albums, selling over 20 million albums worldwide.
Widely recognized as one of the best live bands in the world, Muse have won numerous music awards including two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, five MTV Europe Music Awards, two Brit Awards, eleven NME Awards and seven Q Awards, amongst others.