Published Apr 16, 2015High-concept British rockers Muse are gearing up to unleash their Drones on the world, and they'll do it in more ways than one. Sure, they're releasing an album called Drones, but they'll also release actual drones at their live concerts.
Speaking with L.A.'s Alt 98.7 [via NME], the band's Matt Bellamy explained that they hope to fly drones over their audiences on an upcoming tour.
"We always like to use the modern technology in our shows, the latest video screens or light shows, lasers, whatever is out there," he said. "Drones are obviously an interesting thing to try to bring into the live show so we're going to try and do that. There's going to be some difficulty with red tape of health and safety about flying things over, but the general thing idea is that as the tour starts that we'll be using flying objects."
The vocalist also told the radio station that the band's album is loosely a concept album, offering the following statement:
The vague narrative follows a kind of protagonist who goes through this journey of losing everything and sort of feeling like being brainwashed, being drawn into the military and becoming a person who feels like they've lost their soul, then eventually coming back and rediscovering it and fighting back against the systems that oppressed them – that journey takes place across the first eight songs of the album and then the ending of the album is a separate epilogue of sorts.
Drones will arrive on June 9 through Warner Bros. Records.