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The Resistance Tour
MuseTheResistanceTour.jpg
Promotional tour by Muse
Locations Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia
Supporting album The Resistance
Start date 22 October 2009
End date Ongoing
Legs 4
Shows 100
Muse tour chronology
A Seaside Rendezvous
(2009)
The Resistance Tour
(2009–2010)

The Resistance Tour is an ongoing concert tour by English alternative rock band Muse in support of their fifth studio album The Resistance. The opening European leg began on 22 October 2009 and ended on 4 December 2009, comprising of 30 shows. The second leg, which began on 7 January 2010, included thirteen shows, six of which were part of the Australasian Big Day Out shows. A North American leg of 26 shows took place in early 2010. Seven new stadium shows have been announced to take place in Europe in 2010, with two of those dates taking place at Wembley Stadium.

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Background

A promotional tour was first confirmed by Muse in March 2009 when they announced that "We are pleased to confirm that Muse will be touring in the UK, Europe and North America this autumn."[1] In June 2009, the band confirmed the dates for an opening European leg of "The Resistance Tour," which they announced would comprise 30 shows.[2][3][4] Tickets for the shows in the United Kingdom, Sweden and France went on sale from 5 June,[2] while tickets for other European dates went on fan pre-sale between 11 June (Netherlands)[5] and 17 June (Spain).[6] Tickets for the UK arena dates, both pre-sale and general sale, sold out within minutes of going on sale.[7] On 22 September 2009, it was announced that extra tickets for many of the European concerts would be sold beginning on 24 September.[8]

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Warm-up shows

On 18 August 2009, a duo of concerts collectively entitled "A Seaside Rendezvous" was confirmed for 4 and 5 September.[9] The concerts were the first in the band's childhood hometown of Teignmouth, Devon in over ten years, as well as the first shows since the band's appearance at V Festival in August 2008 and since the completion of The Resistance. The performances included the debut appearances of a number of songs from the upcoming album, including lead single "Uprising", "Undisclosed Desires" and title track "Resistance".[10][11]

The band also performed a small number of shows at other venues in Europe, before they supported Irish rock band U2 for nine dates on the North American leg of their 360° Tour in September and October.[12]

Number Date City Country Venue
A Seaside Rendezvous
1 4 September 2009 Teignmouth England The Den
2 5 September 2009
European Warm-Up Shows
3 7 September 2009 Berlin Germany Admiralspalast
4 8 September 2009 Paris France Théâtre du Châtelet
U2 360° Tour
5 24 September 2009 East Rutherford United States Giants Stadium
6 25 September 2009
7 29 September 2009 Landover FedExField
8 1 October 2009 Charlottesville Scott Stadium
9 3 October 2009 Raleigh Carter-Finley Stadium
10 6 October 2009 Atlanta Georgia Dome
11 9 October 2009 Tampa Raymond James Stadium
12 12 October 2009 Arlington Cowboys Stadium
13 14 October 2009 Houston Reliant Stadium

Design and setup

Muse performing Resistance at the Birmingham NIA.

In revealing news of the tour, music magazine NME quoted the band as saying "We are coming up with a different and exciting stage set and production which will encompass our fans," suggesting that the stage will be placed in the middle of each arena, with the audience surrounding the band,[3] a technique first used by prog-rock band Yes in 1978.[citation needed] On 22 July, via their Twitter page, the band revealed that they were "working on set design," hinting at fans to "Expect an 8" stone 'enge."[13] In September 2009, the BBC quoted drummer Dominic Howard as revealing that the band members will "be on these three pillars moving up and down," adding that "There might be a loose narrative that we're trapped in some kind of institution and we're trying to break out of it," which he promises will "look impressive."[14] Music website Drowned in Sound also spoke to Howard, publishing the following quotes regarding stage setup:

There's going to be some good video usage. We're going to be on some big moving LED structures, so we're all going to be moving up and down at different levels and actually playing quite high up in the air, which is something we've never done. We're going to be on these floating cubes of video *laughs maniacally*. Individual cubes, all like moving around. They're like massive towers and there's three of them with lots of video. [...] I think we're going to be doing a few shows where we're going to have fans all around us. Not in the middle of the room but we've designed the stage in a way so that the crowd can fit all around us. Everyone's going to have a great view and get the whole show, even if you're sitting behind us, not just the back of our heads. There's going to be lots of spinning around and stuff like that. [...] Most of our ideas get shot down by health and safety and it starts out much more ambitious than it ends up being but we're always trying to push it to the limits of the laws.[15]

Set list

Warm-Up Shows[11][16][17]

Main set:

  1. "Uprising"
  2. "Map of the Problematique"
  3. "Supermassive Black Hole"
  4. "Resistance"
  5. "Hysteria"
  6. "New Born"
  7. "Feeling Good"
  8. "United States of Eurasia"
  9. "Cave"
  10. "Popcorn" (Gershon Kingsley cover)
  11. "Starlight"
  12. "Undisclosed Desires"
  13. "Time Is Running Out"
  14. "Unnatural Selection"

Encore:

  1. "Stockholm Syndrome"
  2. "Plug In Baby"
  3. "Knights of Cydonia"
First European Leg[18][19]

Main set:

  1. "Uprising"
  2. "Resistance"
  3. "New Born"
  4. "Map of the Problematique"
  5. "Supermassive Black Hole"
  6. "MK Ultra"
  7. "Interlude"+"Hysteria"
  8. "Nishe"
  9. "United States of Eurasia"
  10. "Cave" or "Feeling Good"
  11. "Guiding Light"
  12. "Helsinki Jam"
  13. "Undisclosed Desires"
  14. "Starlight"
  15. "Plug In Baby"
  16. "Time Is Running Out"
  17. "Unnatural Selection"

Encore:

  1. "Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1 (Overture)"
  2. "Stockholm Syndrome"
  3. "Knights of Cydonia"

"Unintended" was played at some venues, mostly at the first gigs.
"Butterflies & Hurricanes" and "Sunburn" were played at the last show.
"Cave" was played live for the first time in 8 years, as a piano version.

Asian & North American Leg[20][21][22][23]

Main set:

  1. "Uprising"
  2. "Resistance"
  3. "New Born"
  4. "Map of the Problematique"
  5. "Supermassive Black Hole"
  6. "Guiding Light"
  7. "Interlude"+"Hysteria"
  8. "Nishe"
  9. "United States of Eurasia"
  10. "Feeling Good"
  11. "Helsinki Jam"
  12. "Undisclosed Desires"
  13. "Starlight"
  14. "Plug In Baby"
  15. "Time Is Running Out"
  16. "Unnatural Selection"

Encore:

  1. "Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1 (Overture)"
  2. "Stockholm Syndrome"
  3. "Knights of Cydonia"

"MK Ultra" was played at some venues.
"Dead Star" was played twice in Asia.
"Bliss," "Citizen Erased" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" were played once each at different gigs in Japan.
"Butterflies & Hurricanes" was played in South Korea.
"Sunburn" was played twice in Asia.

Tour dates

Number Date City Country Venue Support
First Leg: Europe/North America
Scandinavia/Western Europe
1 22 October 2009 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
2 24 October 2009 Stockholm Sweden Hovet The Horrors[24]
3 25 October 2009 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
4 26 October 2009 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium
5 28 October 2009 Hamburg Germany Color Line Arena
6 29 October 2009 Berlin O2 World
7 31 October 2009 Lievin France Stade Couvert Regional
8 1 November 2009 Amnéville Le Galaxie
9 2 November 2009 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
United Kingdom/Ireland
10 4 November 2009 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena The Big Pink[25]
11 5 November 2009 Liverpool Echo Arena
12 6 November 2009 Dublin Ireland The O2
13 9 November 2009 Glasgow Scotland SECC
14 10 November 2009 Birmingham England National Indoor Arena
15 12 November 2009 London The O2 Arena
16 13 November 2009
Western Europe
17 14 November 2009 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam Biffy Clyro[25]
18 16 November 2009 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
19 17 November 2009 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
20 18 November 2009 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
21 20 November 2009 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
22 21 November 2009 Bologna Italy Futurshow Station
23 22 November 2009 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
24 24 November 2009 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
25 25 November 2009 Toulouse France Le Zénith
26 28 November 2009 Madrid Spain Palacio de Deportes
27 29 November 2009 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
28 1 December 2009 Limoges France Le Zénith
29 2 December 2009 Dijon Le Zénith
30 4 December 2009 Turin Italy Torino Palasport Olimpico
North America I
31 11 December 2009 Oakland United States Oracle Arena
32 12 December 2009 Las Vegas The Joint
33 13 December 2009 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
34 15 December 2009 Seattle WaMu Theater
Second Leg: Asia/Australasia
East Asia
35 7 January 2010 Seoul South Korea Olympic Park
36 9 January 2010 Osaka Japan Osaka-jō Hall
37 11 January 2010 Nagoya Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
38 12 January 2010 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
Australasia
39 15 January 2010 Auckland New Zealand Big Day Out Various
40 17 January 2010 Gold Coast Australia
41 22 January 2010 Sydney
42 23 January 2010
43 26 January 2010 Melbourne
44 29 January 2010 Adelaide
45 31 January 2010 Perth
Southeast Asia
46 3 February 2010 Singapore Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
47 6 February 2010 Lantau Hong Kong Asia World Expo
Third Leg: North America II
48 27 February 2010 Duluth United States Gwinnett Center Silversun Pickups
49 1 March 2010 Fairfax Patriot Center
50 2 March 2010 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
51 3 March 2010 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
52 5 March 2010 New York City Madison Square Garden
53 6 March 2010 Boston TD Garden
54 8 March 2010 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
55 10 March 2010 Montréal Bell Centre
56 12 March 2010 Chicago United States United Center
57 13 March 2010 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
58 15 March 2010 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
59 17 March 2010 Fort Worth Fort Worth Convention Center
60 18 March 2010 Houston Toyota Center
61 19 March 2010 Austin Stubb's Bar-B-Q (SXSW) Metric
62 29 March 2010 Edmonton Canada Rexall Place Silversun Pickups
63 30 March 2010 Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome
64 1 April 2010 Vancouver Pacific Coliseum
65 2 April 2010 Seattle United States Key Arena
66 3 April 2010 Portland Rose Garden
67 5 April 2010 West Valley City E Center
68 6 April 2010 Broomfield 1stBank Center
69 9 April 2010 Phoenix US Airways Center
70 10 April 2010 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center
71 11 April 2010 Tucson Pima County Fairgrounds
72 14 April 2010 Oakland Oracle Arena
73 17 April 2010 Indio Coachella Festival
74 20 April 2010 Mexico City Mexico Foro Sol
Fourth Leg: Europe II/Asia II
Western Europe/United Kingdom/Scandinavia/Ireland
75 27 May 2010 Lisbon Portugal Rock in Rio
76 2 June 2010 Bern Switzerland Stade de Suisse
77 5 June 2010 Nurburg Germany Rock Am Ring
78 6 June 2010 Nuremberg Rock Im Park
79 8 June 2010 Milan Italy San Siro Stadium
80 11 June 2010 Paris France Stade de France
81 12 June 2010
82 16 June 2010 Madrid Spain Vicente Calderón
83 19 June 2010 Nijmegen Netherlands Goffertpark
84 26 June 2010 Glastonbury England Glastonbury Festival
85 29 June 2010 Arendal Norway Hove Festival
86 1 July 2010 Werchter Belgium Rock Werchter
87 3 July 2010 Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival
88 9 July 2010 Kinross Scotland T in the Park
89 10 July 2010 Naas Ireland Oxegen Festival
90 15 July 2010 Carhaix France Vieilles Charrues Festival
91 19 July 2010 Helsinki Finland Kaisaniemi Park
92 21 July 2010 Stockholm Sweden TBA
93 23 July 2010 Bergen Norway Bergenhus Fortress
Asia II
94 30 July 2010 Niigata Japan Fuji Rock Festival
95 1 August 2010 Icheon South Korea Jisan Valley Rock Festival
Central Europe/United Kingdom
96 19 August 2010 St Poelten Austria Frequency Festival
97 21 August 2010 Kraków Poland Coke Live Music Festival
98 4 September 2010 Manchester England Lancashire Country Cricket Ground (Old Trafford Cricket Ground)
99 10 September 2010 London Wembley Stadium
100 11 September 2010

Personnel

References

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  2. ^ a b "The Resistance Tour". Muse. June 2009. http://muse.mu/news/article/408/the-resistance-tour/. Retrieved September 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Muse announced new UK and Irish arena dates". NME. June 2, 2009. http://www.nme.com/news/muse/45017. Retrieved June 2, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Muse announce autumn tour in UK". BBC Radio 1. June 2, 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/newsbeat/newsid_8078000/8078487.stm. Retrieved June 2, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Rotterdam Pre-Sale". Muse. June 2009. http://muse.mu/news/article/410/rotterdam-pre-sale/. Retrieved September 16, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Spanish Pre-Sale". Muse. June 2009. http://muse.mu/news/article/410/spanish-pre-sale/. Retrieved September 16, 2009. 
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  9. ^ "A Seaside Rendezvous". Muse. August 18, 2009. http://muse.mu/news/article/446/a-seaside-rendezvous/. Retrieved September 12, 2009. 
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  11. ^ a b "Teignmouth Den 2009 - 5th (gig)". MuseWiki. http://www.musewiki.org/Teignmouth_Den_2009_-_5th_%28gig%29. Retrieved September 12, 2009. 
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  15. ^ Sean Adams (August 27, 2009). "Muse reveal "floating cube" stage show details". Drowned in Sound. http://drownedinsound.com/news/4137700-muse-reveal-floating-cube-stage-show-details. Retrieved September 24, 2009. 
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  19. ^ "Oslo Spektrum 2009 (gig)". MuseWiki. http://www.musewiki.org/Oslo_Spektrum_2009_(gig). Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  20. ^ "Atlanta Gwinnett Arena 2010 (gig)". MuseWiki. http://www.musewiki.org/Atlanta_Gwinnett_Arena_2010_%28gig%29. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Fairfax Patriot Center 2010 (gig)". MuseWiki. http://www.musewiki.org/Fairfax_Patriot_Center_2010_%28gig%29. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  22. ^ "Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena 2010 (gig)". MuseWiki. http://www.musewiki.org/Baltimore_1st_Mariner_Arena_2010_%28gig%29. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  23. ^ "New York City Madison Square Garden 2010 (gig)". MuseWiki. http://www.musewiki.org/New_York_City_Madison_Square_Garden_2010_%28gig%29. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
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