Simulation Theory World Tour
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A world tour that began in February of 2019 in Houston, Texas. The European leg of the tour will begin in one week and end early Fall, followed by a couple of gigs in South America and Asia. The tour will probably be elongated even more.
Howard admitted they've gone too far with this tour.
The shows are set up for stadiums, but gigs are also taking place in arenas, using the same stage set up.
The supporting band during the American leg of the Simulation Theory Tour (except for the Washington and Philadelphia gigs) was anounced the 14 January, and they are Walk the Moon. Supporting acts for some European gigs also include Tom Morello and Weezer, one of the band's main inspirations.
Before the rehearsals or the production started, Bellamy talked about two hour sets. He also mentioned playing a 15 minute-or-so "metal medley", featuring bits of heavy songs (not just riffs). He said he'd like to play that because they would like to fit in as many songs in setlists as they can without surpassing two hours too much (due to fatigue).
Propaganda and the Alternate reality version of Algorithm made their debut on the tour, and the acoustic gospel version of Dig Down made it's return after the Jools Holland performance. Algorithm's AR version has been shortened and a transitional segment into Pressure has been added to it.
Pray, a new upcoming track, written by Bellamy for Game of Thrones has also made it's debut on the tour. It includes Chris and Dom on big concert drums.
This is also the first Muse tour on which Chris is playing bass, guitar, drums and a keyboard all in one set.
The show vaguely tells a story about being caged in simulations and then battling and winning the war with the "Creator" aka "Murph" (also present in The Dark Side music video).
The stage design is similar to The Unsustainable Tour while still having unique elements.
The stage consists of the main stage and the B-stage, with a longer catwalk connecting the two. The stage wings are positioned so that they "blend in" with the main stage. Behind the stage is a big screen and above the stage is light trussing, vaguely shaped to represent the space ship featured on the album cover.
Both the arena and the stadium stages are the same, with the stadium set up being taller and wider compared to the arena one.
Murph the Skeleton Robot
Based on the "Creator" from The Dark Side music video, and also featured through the show in visuals.
A large inflatable puppet skeleton nicknamed "Murph" is featured near the end of the show during the Metal Medley.
According to Howard, the band initially didn't want to unveil Murph and wanted to surprise fans on the first show, but once they got it going at rehearsals, they couldn't resist posting content with it on their Instagram.
This tour features a group of 14 dancers performing during certain songs in the show (Algorithm - including the AR version, Drill Sergeant, Pressure, Propaganda, Break it to Me, Thought Contagion, Dig Down Acoustic and Starlight)
During certain songs, the performers are in charge of lighting (spotlights during Break it to Me) and special effects (handheld CO2 cannons during Propaganda)
Enhanced Experience Package
The enhanced experience packages contain access to the "Mixed Reality Pre-Show Party", which will include photo opportunities with various props and whatnot from the Simulation Theory music videos, a bar service and a station with a series of VR-based arcade machine games (which have been made and produced by Microsoft and the band).
The VR games include:
- Simulation Striker - a motion controller based game - player enters a hallway (seen in Break It To Me video), a portal (seen in the Algorithm video) opens up infront of the player and various shapes fly out of it. The player has to punch them out in order to survive. The game is soundtracked by Algorithm.
- Retrograde Racer - a racing based game - player races through a futuristic world filled with neon tunnels and a desert wasteland (based on the one in The Dark Side/Something Human videos). The player must dodge skeletons and various road blocks. The game is soundtracked by The Dark Side.
- Spaceship Defender - another motion controller based game - player has to pilot a spaceship whilst being attacked by critters (seen in Pressure music video). The game is soundtracked by Pressure.
- Algorithm (Alternate Reality Version shortened)
- [Drill Sergeant] + Psycho
- Break It to Me
- Uprising (extended intro and outro)
- Plug In Baby
- The Dark Side
- Close Encounters intro + Supermassive Black Hole
- Thought Contagion
- Interlude + Hysteria + Back in Black outro
- Dig Down (Acoustic Gospel Version)
STT Interstitial 1
- Time is Running Out
- Houston Jam + Take a Bow
- Prelude + Starlight
EncoreSTT Interstitial 2
- Stockholm Syndrome (shortened)
- Assassin (intro) + Reapers (shortened)
- The Handler (shortened)
- New Born (shortened) + Headup riff outro
- Man with a Harmonica + Knights of Cydonia
- Undisclosed Desires was played at some outdoor shows after Dig Down.
- Bliss was added to some outdoor sets after Hysteria as of the London Stadium tour debut.
|2019-10-15||Hipódromo de Monterrico||Lima, Peru|
|2019-10-13||Pista Atlética||Santiago, Chile|
|2019-10-11||Hipódromo de Palermo||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|2019-10-09||Allianz Parque||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|2019-10-03||Foro Sol||Mexico City, Mexico|
|2019-10-02||Foro Sol||Mexico City, Mexico|
|2019-09-08||Ziggo Dome||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|2019-09-08||Royal Arena||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|2019-09-07||Telenor Arena||Oslo, Norway|
|2019-07-26||Wanda Metropolitano||Madrid, Spain|
|2019-07-24||Passeio Maritimo de Alges||Lisbon, Portugal|
|2019-07-20||Olympic Stadium||Rome, Italy|
|2019-07-16||Matmut Atlantique||Bordeaux, France|
|2019-07-13||San Siro Stadium||Milan, Italy|
|2019-07-12||San Siro Stadium||Milan, Italy|
|2019-07-09||Stade Orange Velodrom||Marseille, France|
|2019-07-06||Stade de France||Paris, France|
|2019-07-05||Stade de France||Paris, France|
|2019-06-22||Tauron Arena||Krakow, Poland|
|2019-06-18||Suvilahti Open Air||Helsinki, Finland|
|2019-06-15||Luzhniki Stadium||Moscow, Russia|
|2019-06-12||Arena Riga||Riga, Latvia|
|2019-06-08||Etihad Stadium||Manchester, England|
|2019-06-05||Ashton Gate Stadium||Bristol, England|
|2019-06-01||London Stadium||London, England|
|2019-05-29||Stadthalle Graz||Graz, Austria|
|2019-05-28||Papp László Sports Arena||Budapest, Hungary|
|2019-05-26||Letňany Airport||Prague, Czech Republic|
|2019-04-12||United Center||Chicago, IL, USA|
|2019-04-10||TD Garden||Boston, MA, USA|
|2019-04-08||Madison Square Garden||New York City, NY, USA|
|2019-04-07||Wells Fargo Center||Philadelphia, PA, USA|
|2019-04-04||Little Caesars Arena||Detroit, MI, USA|
|2019-04-02||Capital One Arena||Washington, DC, USA|
|2019-03-31||Videotron Centre||Québec City, Canada|
|2019-03-30||Bell Centre||Montreal, Canada|
|2019-03-28||Scotiabank Arena||Toronto, Canada|
|2019-03-26||State Farm Arena||Atlanta, GA, USA|
|2019-03-24||BB&T Center||Sunrise, FL, USA|
|2019-03-11||The Forum||Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|2019-03-09||Oracle Arena||Oakland, CA, USA|
|2019-03-07||Golden 1 Center||Sacramento, CA, USA|
|2019-03-05||Valley View Casino Center||San Diego, CA, USA|
|2019-03-02||Mandalay Bay Events Center||Las Vegas, CA, USA|
|2019-02-28||Vivent Smart Home Arena||Salt Lake City, UT, USA|
|2019-02-26||Talking Stick Resort Arena||Phoenix, AZ, USA|
|2019-02-24||American Airlines Center||Dallas, TX, USA|
|2019-02-22||Toyota Center||Houston, TX, USA|