British band Muse has recently announced their upcoming 2013 North American tour. The tour will kick off in January in California. After nearly three months, the tour will wrap up in Canada with the final performance at the Quebec Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, QC. The tour will begin at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA, on January 21. It will conclude at the Quebec Colisee Pepsi on April 26.
“They never played big venues,” explains David English, the Operations Manager of Universal Events. However, on this tour Muse will be playing larger venues such as the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, FL on February 23 and TD Garden in Boston, MA on April 12. When the band begins their North American tour in January, they will have just wrapped up their tour overseas. The final overseas tour date is scheduled at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden on December 6, 2012.
The 2013 North American tour will be supporting their recently released album “The2nd Law.” It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart after it sold 101,000 albums, according to Billboard.com. This is not the first time the group has placed on the Billboard charts. Their album “The Resistance” charted at No. 3 in 2009, in addition to their album “Black Holes and Revelations” charting at No. 9 in 2006. “The 2nd Law,” released to iTunes on September 25 and is Muse’s sixth album.
VIP packages will be available for the tour. Included will be a “premium reserved ticket” in one of the first 10 rows and access to a pre-show party, which will include private shopping for Muse merchandise. VIP packages will also include a Muse water bottle, limited edition poster, and a tote bag.
Some of the tickets for Muse’s North American tour will be paperless, according to their official website. Paperless ticketing will be included at venues such as the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA and TD Garden in Boston, MA. This will be for all floor and premium lower bowl tickets, Muse’s official website further states.
Muse was formed in Teignmouth, Devon, England in 1994. The group included percussionist Dominic Howard, in addition to Matthew Bellamy and Christopher Wolstenholme, both of whom work with multiple instruments including the guitar and keyboard. They released their first of six studio albums in 1999 titled “Showbiz.” They have since released another five albums including their latest “The 2nd Law.” They have also released three live albums, which include a collection of B-side recordings in 2002. They also released the “Absolution Tour” in 2005 and “HAARP” in 2008, which is a musical documentary of Muse’s concert that was held at Wembley Stadium, in London, England, in 2007.
The first pre-sale tickets went on sale on October 8 to people who were members of muse.mu, Muse’s official website, before they were released to pre-sale. An additional pre-sale began on October 10. On October 12, all tickets that are sold to the general public went on sale. Additional information is available at the band’s official website.