Sheffield Arena 2009 (gig)

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Signed set-list
Muse show
Venue Sheffield Arena[1][2]
Date 4th November 2009[1][2]
Location Sheffield[1][2]
Country United Kingdom
Songs 19[source?]
Support The Big Pink[3]
Start (UTC) 19:30[2]
Capacity 13,500[source?]
Price (GBP) 37.50 (exc. booking fees)[source?]
Sold out? Yes[source?]

This concert was part of the European leg of The Resistance tour, announced on the 1st of June with general ticket sale starting on the 5th thereof,[1] at 09:00.[2] Fan pre-sale was sent out[clarify ] during the evening of 3rd June, with links for the pre-sale commencing at 9:00 the following morning. Pre-sale tickets completely sold out for all UK dates in ~35 minutes.[source?]

On playing songs from The Resistance live, Dominic Howard stated that learning to do so "should take a while!"[4] and Rehearsals started on the 19th of July.[5] On the 22nd, musewire readers were told to "expect an 8" stone 'enge" for the tour's stage design.[6]

Matthew Bellamy used his Manson Mirror Kaoss for Hysteria. The balloons were released during Plug In Baby. Afterwards, the band played Burning Bridges whilst waiting for the final balloons to be popped.

As Bellamy considered himself "not very good at retrospectives", he stated after the gig in a Q magazine interview that this gig had been the best thing that had happened to the band this century.[7][archive this]


An audience recording is located here[registration needed]



  1. a b c d THE RESISTANCE TOUR (2009-06-01). Muse website. Retrieved 2009-06-01 from
  2. a b c d e (2009-06-02). [Ticket sale information, "MUSE COMING SOON"]. Gigsandtours. Retrieved 2009-06-02 from[dead link].
  3. Biffy Clyro and The Big Pink to support Muse! (2009-09-15). Muse website. Retrieved 2009-09-15 from
  4. Dominic Howard. (2009-06-11). Finished.. Possibly... MySpace. Retrieved 2009-06-11 from
  5. Christopher Wolstenholme. (2009-07-19). First day of rehearsals an .... musewire/Twitter. Retrieved 2009-07-22 from
  6. Muse. (2009-07-22). w .... musewire/Twitter. Retrieved 2009-07-22 from
  7. Matt Bellamy (2010-01). Q. Retrieved 2010-04-15 from[archive this]

See also

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