Has Muse finally “gone too far” with tour production? Drummer thinks so

Daniel Knighton/Getty ImagesMuse‘s live shows are known for being a spectacle, but the British rockers may have outdone themselves with their current U.S. tour, which features elaborate special effects and giant robots. In fact, drummer Dominic Howard thinks they may have crossed the line…to the point of no return.

“I didn’t think we could go this far, but we’ve finally gone too far,” Howard tells the Miami New Times. “At some point, you’ve got to find the limits of what you can do in a rock show. It feels like no one else is doing that in the world of guitar music. It feels pretty unique at the moment.”

But Howard does admit that Muse’s pace of stepping up their concert productions is “unsustainable,” which may lead to them — eventually — stripping everything down.

“This is very much about the spectacle, this tour,” he says. “But the antithesis would be to do something that’s purely about the music and nothing else, which is most likely what we’ll do in the future.”

“At this stage, I don’t know,” the drummer adds. “It’s either back down to Earth or straight into space.”

Muse’s tour continues March 24 in Sunrise, Florida. They’re supporting their new album, Simulation Theory.

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