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Muse want a first class ticket to space
By Kev Geoghegan
Newsbeat music reporter

Fresh from taking home the NME award for best live act, Muse have told Newsbeat they are looking to the stars for inspiration.


The band have gained rave reviews for their stunning live shows, which included two nights at Wembley Stadium in London.

Gig in space

Drummer Dominic Howard agrees, saying they can only go onwards and upwards for their next tour.

He said: "Oh, straight to space on the back of a rocket. One day we'll get up there.

"You just continue to have ideas and if you can make them happen then great."

Bellamy added: "We should get on to Branson and do the first gig in space.

"I'll get a hold of him, I'll have his number."

Virgin Galactic have responded to the suggestion.

They said: "We'd be delighted if they get in touch and we'd happily sell them some tickets.

"We'd certainly do them a deal."

Muse are headlining the V festival 2008 in Chelmsford and Staffordshire, the weekend of 16-17 August.

Matt Bellamy shreds some guitar on stage
It is their only UK festival date of the summer.

Bellamy said: "We'll definitely use some elements of the Wembley shows but adding some more.

"There's talk of using robots, maybe, there's talk of using some kind of large UFO that lands on the crowd.

"But it's all health and safety dependent obviously."

Singer Matt Bellamy says they can get away with it because of the type of music they play.

He said: "I think with the music we make, we can get away with some more extravagant things on stage.

"It almost works better on a larger scale."

Muse will also play a gig as part of the Teenage Cancer trust at the Royal Albert Hall on 12 April.

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