U.K. rocker Muse goes big in new tour coming to BOK Center on Sunday
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, March 07, 2013
3/07/13 at 5:13 AM
English progressive rock act Muse will perform 7 p.m. Sunday at the BOK Center.
Tickets are $40, $55 and $65, plus fees, available at tulsaworld.com/bok, the Arby's Box Office at the BOK Center and all Tickets.com outlets, or by calling 1-866-726-5287. The show is all-ages. Dead Sara is scheduled to open.
Muse is touring behind its recently released sixth studio album, "The 2nd Law," which Rolling Stone magazine called the band's "biggest, craziest music yet."
Billboard magazine also says the supporting tour is bigger than previous tours, with "a characteristically visual show that's dominated by a huge pyramid of LED screens, lasers, customized video footage and other effects."
Drummer Dominic Howard told Billboard: "I think we always have to feel like we're doing something slightly better than what we did last time.
"As far as just trying to make the show bigger and better and have more effects and be crazier than what we did last time, that's almost getting to the point where that's getting hard. I think in many ways the band is getting better all the time at playing and performing.
"I think as far as how we are on stage and how we are to the audience, it's getting better all the time. Somehow it's still moving forward. That's the main thing - it's still moving in the right direction."
The album single "Survival" was the official song of the 2012 Olympic Games.
The group has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide since its formation in 1994. The trio is made up of Howard, Matt Bellamy and Chris Wolstenholme.
Muse's 2009 album, "The Resistance," hit No. 1 in 19 countries and won a Grammy Award and American Music Award. The band has also won two Brit Awards for Best British Live Act.
In 2008, Muse's album "Black Holes and Revelations" ranked No. 34 in Q music magazine's list of "the best British albums of all time."
Original Print Headline: Bigger and better
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Rock act Muse will perform Sunday at the BOK Center. Courtesy