Muse in Asia review and interview

3 March 2007
Weekend Mail
(c) 2007 New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad

IF Muse had any doubts over the level of their popularity in Asia, the last three concerts they played would have put paid to any fears.

Having performed to packed arenas in the Singapore, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur legs of the tour, the band were treated to hordes of screaming fans singing and moshing along to every tune they belted out during each of their Southeast Asian gigs.

Lead singer Matt Bellamy, asked at the Press conference before the KL gig on how the reception was during the Jakarta leg, expressed surprise at the fans' response.

"We've played in Japan several years before, but this is the first time that we're visiting other countries in the region. To be honest, we really weren't aware of the level of our fan base here. It's been incredible." ...