London Royal Albert Hall 2009 (gig)

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Event poster
Muse performing
Muse show
Venue Royal Albert Hall[1][2] (BBC Children In Need Rocks[1][2])
Date 12th November 2009[1][2]
Location London[1][2]
Country United Kingdom
Songs 3
Support None
Start (UTC)
Capacity 5,544
Sold out?

A special charity concert inbetween The Resistance Arena Tour


Muse's participation was announced on the 16th of October. A ballot was held, winners of which were able to purchase tickets.[1][2] Muse's performance caused a delayed start for the O2 Arena concert later the same day.[3]

This gig was organised by Take That's Gary Barlow as one of a series of events to raise money for the Children In Need campaign in 2009. The gig also inspired Barlow to later organise Children In Need Rocks Manchester in 2011.

Apart from Muse, the concert also featured performances by Take That, Mika, Dizzee Rascal, Lilly Allen, Paul McCartney and Cheryl Cole, amongst others. The house band was led by Mike Stevens and Steve Sidewell.

Muse performed three songs, from which Undisclosed Desires and United States of Eurasia were performed with the BBC Orchestra accompanying the band.


United States of Eurasia was broadcast by BBC1 on the 19th of November[4], between 20:25 and 20:30. Undisclosed Desires was broadcast on the BBC Red Button.



  1. a b c d e BBC Children in Need Rocks The Royal Albert Hall (2009-10-16). BBC. Retrieved 2009-10-16 from
  2. a b c d e Muse to play Children in Need concert at the Royal Albert Hall! (2009-10-16). Official Muse website. Retrieved 2009-10-16 from
  3. Inquiry to O2 security personnel by attendee, 2010-11-12
  4. Alex 'Photoshop-King'. (2009-11-19). Muse on BBC1 Tonight. Muselive. Retrieved 2009-11-22 from

See also

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