Guess what day it is today? The day Muse releases their latest album, Resistance!! Woo hoo! In case you missed it, here is their performance of their first single from that album, Uprising, as performed on Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards. This is HUGE for them because while they are one of the most popular bands outside of the U.S., nobody knows about them here. They rocked the awards, and hopefully gained quite a few new fans in the process.
In addition, with one more month left to go before they release the soundtrack, we are beginning to get newdetails on which bands are going to be showcased on the New Moon album. The first release? Death Cab for Cutie specifically wrote a song for the soundtrack and is the first single released. What do you think?
In completely unrelated news, my daughter started ballet classes tonight. She’s been wanting to take ballet lessons for two years, but this was the first year we could find a way to fit it into our schedules. I lost cool points for getting her the wrong ballet shoes (slippers rather than official shoes), but she loved it and is very anxious to continue. The poor girl literally changed in the restroom, and then I dropped her off at soccer practice. But since she declared just last night how much she loves soccer, she better get used to a crazy schedule this fall! My mission this weekend is to find some place that sells legit beginner ballet shoes to get back those cool points.
Jodie – They are definitely not as popular here as they are everywhere else. They've made a BIG push with the new album, and their presence on the Twilight soundtrack has definitely helped. Unfortunately, we still hear the comparisons to Radiohead though, which any true fan knows is just not true.
I've heard that their live shows are unbelievable. I bought HAARP with the DVD of their concert at Wembley Stadium in 2008. Amazing. It's going to be interesting seeing them here because they are the guests of U2. My husband and I are arguing that they are going to do a shorter set, and I keep saying that they aren't opening for U2 and will do a longer set. Either way, I'm extremely excited about the concert and hope they come back to the US in 2010 for a more extensive tour.
No one knows about them in the US?! The mind boggles – what do bands have to do to crack into your country?
I saw them last year and they were amazing. The way they fling themselves around with such passion, even though they're singing songs they've heard a thousand times before. Their pyrotechnics are awesome as well. Well worth the otorrential rain.
Oh, the weekend is not going to be a cheap one, but I said several years ago that the next time they played on U.S. soil, I was getting tickets no matter where it was! Thankfully, my husband is also a fan, so it didn't take too much arm-twisting! I'll definitely be posting something about the concert, so make sure you stop back!
Oh! My son would just about kill to see them! My boys have pondered a road trip to see them but neither of them has a good enough car to safely make the trip much to their great disappointment.
I'm so glad I could earn you cool points! 😉 They are a fabulous band. I'm going to see them in concert on October 3rd, and I can't wait!
My 17-yr-old has new found respect for my book blogging now that he sees that I follow someone who likes Muse!