The English rock band Muse formed in 1994 in Teighnmouth, Devon. The band's genre is a fusion of alternative rock, new progressive, progressive metal, space rock and symphonic rock. The band members met while in school and consist of Matthew Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Dominic Howard (drums, percussion) and Chfristopher Wolstenholme (bass, vocals, heyboars, harmonica). Morgan Nicholls also performs live with the band after their 2006 album release in which he was a part of.
To date, Muse has released six studio albums and three live albums. The 2006 album, "Black Holes and Revelations" earned a Mercury Prize nomination and a third place finish in the NME Albums of the Year list. Muse has also won five MTV Europe Music Awards, five Q Awards, two Brit Awards, eight NME Awards, an American Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award and Best Rock Album at the Grammy Awards. The band has sold over 15 million albums and continues to sell even more.
Muse announced the first set of dates for their upcoming 2013 tour this past month. The tour will be in support of the band's sixth studio album, "The 2nd Law," which was released on October 2. The current single, â€œMadnessâ€ has reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart already. The new album is a follow-up to 2009â€²s "The Resistance" and was heavily inspired by electronic music. It also features the bandâ€™s newfound interest in dubstep. It will begin in February in Edmonon, Alberta and potentially end in Quebec city on April 26. More dates are expected to be announced but they will be at Boston's TD Garden on Friday, April 12.