Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme has called the band’s two homecoming shows in Teignmouth last weekend ‘bizarre’. Speaking after the gigs, he said: “The idea just came up when we were finishing the album. It felt like the right time to do this. It is bizarre, it really is weird, I think the strangest thing was coming off stage getting in a car and five minutes after walking through my front door.”
“I was walking around my kitchen last night thinking, ‘This is very weird, what do I do now?’ I was walking around my kitchen thinking ‘This is the oddest thing I’ve ever done in my life’.”
Wolstenholme also revealed the band wanted a more basic approach to the gigs, as opposed to the huge displays they have become famous for. “We wanted to keep it a bit stripped back because we wanted to make sure there was a little bit of profit to give back to a local charity. We scaled back – there’s no pyrotechnics this time,” he said. “Part of it felt like a normal gig but then you look up and you see the pier, there’s like a little amusement arcade on there and places I went as a kid. It’s really strange seeing all these familiar landmarks.”
Muse’s new single ‘Uprising‘ is out today, new album ‘The Resistance’ follows on September 14th.
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