July 6, 2016 - 17:27 AMT
Muse’s Matt Bellamy teases “by request” club tour

Muse’s Matt Bellamy has teased on Twitter that the band’s next tour could be a by request “rarities tour”, taking place in more intimate “club settings” than their current stadium shows, NME reports.

The band headlined Friday night (June 24) at Glastonbury Festival, playing a stream of classics, but backed that performance up with a show at Montreaux Jazz Festival, where they performed a number of rarities including ‘Agitated’, ‘Fury’ and ‘The Groove’.

However, one fan responded on Twitter, saying the band had made her “super super sad” with the setlist. Bellamy responded with an apology, before asking how he can make it up to her, and then suggesting the ‘by request’ tour.

Following the social media exchange, a group of fans lead by Karen Gray started a petition to make the tour happen. It read, “On July 2 2016, Muse performed at Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland that got a lot of chatter from the fans who were not in attendance.

“Why? Because they played a lot of older, rarer songs that fans have been hoping to hear throughout the Drones World Tour.

“Matt Bellamy responded to several Tweets following the gig and has talked about the possibility of a ‘rarities tour’ or ‘by request type thing’ as he put it.

“This has received a lot of positive feedback from the fan community and is something everyone would love to be a part of.”

Muse, Adele, Foals, ELO and Jess Glynne all experienced a post-Glastonbury chart boost the week after the festival, whilst a host of other acts have also seeing a sales increase after gracing the stage at Worthy Farm. Writing about Muse’s headline slot, NME's Mark Beaumont wrote, “The crowd bring the flares, the band bring the tectonic riffs; everyone quickly realises that Muse, stripped of stage gimmicks for their third Pyramid Stage headline set, are quite enough spectacle on their own.”