Is Muse planning an all-request tour of smaller venues in the near future?
Frontman Matt Bellamy teased as much in a new Twitter chat; Responding to one fan's complaint that the group hasn't played enough rarities on its Drones World Tour, Bellamy apologized and asked, "How can I make it up..??...We'll do a rarities tour maybe? Or like by request type thing...Might be a good idea...I like this idea, just need to work out how best to do it."
That's a long way from a confirmation, of course, but Muse did play some U.K. clubs last year to help launch the "Drones" album. Stay tuned, in other words -- and drummer Dominic Howard tells us Muse will likely never move away from the big arena and stadium spectacles it's known for:
"I think since we started we've always been, like, attempting to make the next tour and the next show even bigger and better than the last, which is kind of proving to be more of challenge these days because we've done quite a lot to date. We've covered quite a lot of ground."
Muse is spending the summer playing festivals in Europe; Next up is the U-Park Festival on Friday (July 8) in the Ukraine.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.