December 9 2013 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Saturday, October 27, 2012
ARE Muse planning on playing a super massive outdoor concert at legendary rock venue Knebworth House?
The rock trio from Teignmouth in Devon have just hit the UK’s shores on their current The 2nd Law Tour.
And speaking in music magazine NME last week, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy suggested Knebworth Park as a possible future destination.
Talking about the elaborate The 2nd Law set, with its band-engulfing pyramid, drummer Dominic Howard is quoted as saying: “You can’t be bigger and better all the time. It just has to be different.”
And singer and guitarist Bellamy said: “Next? There’s always Knebworth.”
That comment has sparked internet rumours and speculation about a possible show at the Hertfordshire stately home.
Muse have yet to announce any UK dates for next summer. Neither have any 2013 festival appearances been confirmed for the UK so far.
Band members Bellamy, Howard and bassist Chris Wolstenholme have already headlined most of the country’s major festivals, including Glastonbury, the V Festival in Chelmsford and Reading and Leeds, sold-out the new Wembley Stadium on two different tours and played at the London 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony.
The group’s current UK tour in support of new album The 2nd Law reached the 02 Arena in London last night (Friday). Muse play a second show at the venue tonight (Saturday).
"Next? There’s always Knebworth."
Knebworth has staged huge open-air rock concerts and festivals headlined by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, The Rolling Stones, Genesis, Oasis, Robbie Williams, Metallica, Iron Maiden and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
It is one of the few iconic venues Muse – famous for singles Supermassive Black Hole, Starlight, Uprising and Survival and albums Black Holes and Revelations, Origin of Symmetry and Absolution – have yet to play in this country.
Muse’s other hits include Muscle Museum, Plug In Baby, New Born, Time Is Running Out, Knights of Cydonia and recent single Madness.