Arena rock kings Muse have unveiled their new live music video for “Madness” off their upcoming live CD/DVD, Live at Rome Olympic Stadium. The set was recorded in front of 60,000 fans on July 6 at Olympic Stadium in Rome, Italy on the band’s massive 2nd Law World Tour. The 20-track extravaganza is due out on December 2, and includes many new tracks from the band’s latest effort, The 2nd Law, as well as smash hits like “Supermassive Black Hole”, “Starlight”, “Time Is Running Out”, “Plug-In Baby”, “Uprising”, and “Survival”, which was the official theme song for the 2012 Olympics in London, UK.
“This is the biggest tour we’ve done in terms of scale and production value, and it’s definitely a show we’re most proud of so we’re really excited to be able to release it as the first ever ultra-high definition concert film,” Muse commented. “It captures an extraordinary amount of detail and not just everything we’re doing – the fans, even those at the back, the set, the actors, the incredible atmosphere, on a very special night in Rome. We can promise our fans, whether they managed to come to the live shows or not, an entirely new Muse concert experience.”
Muse was formed in 1994 by Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Their previous five studio albums have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. The group’s last album, The Resistance, debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, and hit #1 in 19 countries around the world. The album garnered the band the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, and an American Music Award. In July 2012, Muse’s song “Survival” was adopted as the official song of the 2012 Olympic Games. The band is currently touring in continued support of their latest album, The 2nd Law, which was nominated for a Grammy Award. The album hit #2 on the Billboard Top 200, and it’s first single, Madness, set the record for most consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart. – by Matt Bishop (Photos Courtesy of Muse/Warner Bros. Records)