Muse In Outer Space

Muse is looking into taking their live show to the next level – outer space.

Frontman Matt Bellamy told U.K. newspaper The Sun the English rock band has pondered the idea of performing in outer space during some “very coherent” late night conversations, noting that Muse is “for real” about the concept.

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Day one of Voodoo Experience, City Park, New Orleans, La.

Bellamy added that Richard Branson, chairman of Virgin Group, might be the man to help get the idea off the ground.

Virgin Group’s Virgin Galatic is taking reservations for future sub-orbital spaceflights. According to Virgin Galatic’s website, the general public can sign up to reserve their spot on the flights starting at $200,000 with refundable deposits starting from $20,000.

“I’m thinking of approaching Richard Branson to see if we could do it on his spacecraft he’s got happening,” the singer said. “Although we do have a lot of equipment, so I guess we’d have to use pods to carry our stuff and we’d scale back the shows a lot.”

Bellamy told The Sun he was certain performing in space would be “possible in the future and I’m sure it will happen in my lifetime.”

Then again, the singer noted that “maybe I’ve seen ‘The Jetsons’ too many times.”

Before Muse makes it to outer space the band will open for U2 in March with shows booked in Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

Click here to read The Sun story.