New York City Mercury Lounge 1998 (gig)
|Venue||Mercury Lounge[source?] (CMJ Music Marathon[source?])|
|Date||31st October 1998[source?]|
|Location||New York City, NY[source?]|
|Wharf||←||CMJ Music Marathon||→||Columbia Records audition|
Muse performed in the Mercury Lounge for the CMJ Music Marathon. Similarly to In the City, the show includes conferences and acts as a spearheading event for prospective record labels. Representatives from Maverick[source?] and two representatives from Columbia Records spotted them, after which each invited Muse to a dedicated audition.
The date might not be accurate. The official Muse gig database listed it as having been on the 31st of October, however accounts of the time list the CMJ Music Marathon as having lasted from the fourth to the seventh of November. Therefore there are three possibilities. One is that the database's date was wrong and the performance took place between the fourth and seventh. The second, that there were two gigs within a short time period at the Mercury Lounge, perhaps one as an audition of sorts. The third, that the database' date was correct and Muse' performance took place out of the main period, this speculating that there are acts that fall outside a main period.