With their new album called Drones, British rock trio Muse hopes to actually fly drones over the heads of their audience during the band’s live shows in support of the record. Frontman Matt Bellamytold a Los Angeles radio station, “We always like to use the modern technology in our shows, the latest video screens or light shows, lasers, whatever is out there. Drones are obviously an interesting thing to try to bring into the live show so we’re going to try and do that.”
But Bellamy warned, “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.”
Previous Muse live shows have incorporated giant video towers as well as a massive inverted pyramid.
Bassist Chris Wolstenholme told us not long ago that the band likes to top each previous stage show without getting out of hand:
“Obviously, you know, we want to come out with something that’s different, but we want to come out with something that’s equally impressive and, you know, that’s kind of the difficult part. ‘Cause, you know, if you keep pushing the boundaries, at some point you can’t push ’em any further, you know. But we’ll try (laughs).”
Muse issued “Dead Inside” last month as the official first single from Drones, due out June 8th. The song is currently Number Five on the Modern Rock chart.
Drones will follow up 2012’s The 2nd Law, which featured the chart-topping “Madness” and the Number Two single “Panic Station.”