Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has told Billboard that once the trio finishes out its world tour next month for 2012’s The 2nd Law, they’ll take some time off before starting on album number seven. Bellamy said, “Early next year I think we’ll probably take a break for a few months and at some point next year we’ll start writing new music. I think if everyone is up for it, we’ll start recording music sometime next year.”
Bassist Chris Wolstenholme told us not long ago that the band never begins working on a new record with a plan in mind: “As with any album we’ve done before, you know, it’s always important to feel like we’re moving on and we’re moving in some new places and, you know, you don’t always know what that’s going to be at first. You know, you can write a song, but any song can be taken any way you want it to go, you know.”
- The 2nd Law is the last release on Muse’s current recording contract, and the band has yet to indicate whether it will re-sign with Warner Bros. Records, shop itself to another label or strike out as an independent.
- Meanwhile, the group is gearing up for the release of its new concert film, Live At Rome Olympic Stadium, which will premiere on 20 screens in 20 different cities on November 5th, before expanding to 700 theaters worldwide the next day.
- The concert was filmed in front of a sold-out audience of more than 60,000 fans using state-of-the-art high-definition 4K cameras with four times the resolution of standard motion picture images.
- Bellamy said that the image is “so much more noticeably sharper that it’s almost unsettling at first.”
- Muse is finishing out its 2013 touring schedule with shows in Mexico, the United Arab Emirates and Australia.