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Muse's reality-defying live musical experience, 'Simulation Theory,' to be released across multiple media platforms beginning Aug. 17


Tue, Aug 11th 2020 11:25 am

Tickets on sale now for ‘Muse – Simulation Theory: The IMAX Experience’ for select IMAX theaters worldwide starting Aug. 17

From February to October of 2019 Muse took their “Simulation Theory Tour” to over 28 countries and played in front of more than 1 million people. Now, fans will be able to experience the spectacle and more, beginning Aug. 17 when “Muse – Simulation Theory: The IMAX Experience” will be available exclusively in select IMAX Theaters around the world; and Aug. 21 when the “Simulation Theory” movie will be available for rent or download on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play (distribution will be via Eagle Rock Entertainment). For more information, visit http://film.muse.mu.

Conceived and filmed at London’s O2 Arena in September 2019, the film – directed by Lance Drake, (who also directed all the promo videos for Simulation Theory album) and produced by Muse, Pulse Films, Lance Drake, Jesse-Lee Stout and Matthew Bellamy – follows a team of scientists as they investigate the source of a paranormal anomaly appearing around the world. Blurring the lines between narrative and concert film, virtual and reality, Muse’s most theatrical tour to date launches the viewer through a supernatural spectacle, questioning the world around us.

Says Drake, “The goal for ‘Simulation Theory’ was to capture the scale of the electrifying live show and to expand upon its connection to the DNA of the world we built for the past three years in music videos for Muse. In a strange turn, the film’s alternate reality eerily started to mirror our own.”

See the film trailer here:

Fans can pre-order tickets for the IMAX showings at www.imax.com/muse.

A press release said, “The film has also undergone IMAX’s cutting-edge proprietary digital media re-mastering (DMR) and sound mixing process to take advantage of the stunning visuals and precision audio of the IMAX Experience. In IMAX, Muse fans will be immersed in a cinematic world of unmatched scope and clarity, surrounded by next-generation precision audio that delivers pitch-perfect tuning and pin-point accuracy in custom-designed IMAX theatres.”

Theater safety measures will comply with governmental and exhibitor guidelines. Examples of typical measures taken may include but are not limited to use of masks by employees, social distancing and capacity constraints, as well as increased sanitation efforts. Fans can contact their local exhibitor for more information on specific precautions.

Available for pre-order on the same day will be two different limited-edition deluxe box sets, which will be available via muse.mu and physical retail. To celebrate the release of the deluxe box sets, Muse also teamed up with Marvel Comics to create and release a custom “Simulation Theory” comic book and limited-edition poster.

Also debuting this fall, the band’s performance from July 26, 2019, at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitiano Stadium will be released via Stageverse in a cross-platform virtual concert experience. “Muse’s Simulation Theory: Virtual Experience” will enable fans to connect with fellow attendees as avatars through a series of live eventized broadcasts. The band’s groundbreaking live show and visuals will be brought to life in a mixed-reality experience blending a game-engine-powered 3-D virtual concert venue, 360 video footage shot in 6K, multiple viewpoints, interactive toys, and exclusive virtual merchandise.

Muse is Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Their last album, “Simulation Theory,” debuted at No. 1 and marked the band’s sixth straight album to debut in the U.K. top spot. Their previous studio album, “Drones,” went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, the band’s second, in February 2016. Since forming in 1994, Muse have released eight studio albums, selling over 20 million albums worldwide. Muse have won numerous music awards, including two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, five MTV Europe Music Awards, two Brit Awards, 11 NME Awards and seven Q Awards, amongst others.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is a world-leading producer and distributor of music documentary and concert films. Founded in 1997, the multi-award-winning company releases over 50 productions a year and controls the distribution of more than 2,000 hours of music programming.

IMAX Corp. is an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment.

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