Drones Festivals Tour 2016
The Drones Festivals Tour began with Muse headlining at the Glastonbury Festival 2016 on June 24th 2016. It lasted throughout the Summer and ended with the Krakow Live festival. The tour included European festivals, plus a special one-off gig at Reykjavik's Laugardalsholl.
|The Drones World Tour 2015/16||←||Drones Festivals Tour 2016||→||North American Summer Amphitheatre Tour 2017|
The festivals tour began shortly after the arena tour ended with Muse headlining for the third time at the Glastonbury Festival. The setlists of the tour were based around the 360 sets but accomodated for the festival stage.
The overall design of the stage was minimalistic and stripped back, compared to previous festival stage designs. Behind the band are 11 cuboid monoliths with video screens at the front and see-through panels at the sides which allow the sides to be lit up from the insides. Each of them can move forward or backward independently. According to Matt, it is all controlled by hands and no machines are used in the process of controlling the monoliths.
Morgan had his keyboard placed on a movable boom arm which was connected to Dom's drum riser. Matt's feedback amp, which wasn't present on the 360 tour, returned. The piano was only used for The Globalist and was always (apart from the last gig) the Upright Piano, and like the rest of the tour no CO2 cannons where used during or at the end of the show. Confetti and streamers were used during Mercy again.
Due to the tour taking place in outside areas, Muse also weren't able to bring in drones for health and safety reasons.
During the Reykjavik gig, the movable monoliths were replaced with an LED screen due to the size of the stage.
Pyro was used during the Glastonbury gig for The Globalist.
- Plug in Baby (extended outro)
- Isolated System (shortened)
- Munich Jam (fast ending)
- Dead Inside (if not played earlier)
- Uprising (extended outro)
- Sometimes an additional song was played before Isolated System such as Map of the Problematique.
- For the first four gigs, Starlight was played after Supermassive Black Hole. After that, Starlight and Hysteria's slots were swapped.
- Assassin was played two times at the fourth slot at U-Park and Krakow Live.
- Map of the Problematique
- Butterflies and Hurricanes was played two times at the third slot at U-Park and Gurtenfestival
- The setlist used for Glastonbury Festival was slightly different than the rest of the tour as it featured Reapers after Psycho, Stockholm Syndrome before The Globalist, Starlight played after Supermassive Black Hole and JFK preceding Hysteria which was played later in the set.
- Dead Inside was moved to later in the set after the Eiffel Tower gig.
- Bliss was played at the third slot at Garorock.
- Montreux Jazz Festival had a one-off special set including rarities such as Fury and The Groove.
- Lowlands had a shorter setlist, a couple songs had to be cut and Time is Running Out was played earlier.
|2016-08-21||Krakow Live||Krakow, Poland|
|2016-08-20||Rock am See||Konstanz, Germany|
|2016-08-19||Lowlands Festival||Biddinghuizen, Netherlands|
|2016-08-13||Sziget Festival||Budapest, Hungary|
|2016-07-29||Rock The City||Bucharest, Romania|
|2016-07-23||Ejekt Festival||Athens, Greece|
|2016-07-19||Paléo Festival||Nyon, Switzerland|
|2016-07-18||Nîmes Festival||Nîmes, France|
|2016-07-16||Festival Internacional de Benicàssim||Benicàssim, VC, Spain|
|2016-07-14||Gurten Festival||Berne, Switzerland|
|2016-07-08||U-Park Festival||Kyiv, Ukraine|
|2016-07-02||Auditorium Stravinski (Montreux Jazz Festival)||Montreux, Switzerland|
|2016-06-30||Garorock Festival||Marmande, France|
|2016-06-28||Eiffel Tower||Paris, France|
|2016-06-24||Worthy Farm (Glastonbury Festival)||Pilton, UK|