Muse release neon-tinged video for new single Thought Contagion


Muse have released a video for their new single titled Thought Contagion.

It’s the first material from the band since Dig Down, which launched in May last year.

The new video was directed by Lance Drake and has an retro 80s vibe, complete with vampires who can manipulate lightning, neon-drenched streets, old arcade cabinets and a Thiller-type dance routine.

Muse have also announced a special “by request” show which will take place at La Cigale, Paris, on February 24.

The show will be streamed live through the band’s Facebook, Twitter, Periscope and YouTube channels, with fans able to vote on what tracks they want to hear in real time.

Tickets will be limited to two per person, with the band clearly stating that names will be printed on tickets and matching ID must be shown on the door.

Tickets go on sale from tomorrow (February 17) at 10am CET via the Muse Members Section.

Muse also have a number of live dates scheduled for later in the year. Find a full list below.

Muse 2018 tour dates

Feb 24: Paris La Cigale, France
Apr 20: Monterrey Tecate Pal Norte, Mexico
May 06: Concord Charlotte Motor Speedway, NC
May 25: Napa BottleRock, CA
Jun 01: Nurburg Rock Am Ring, Germany
Jun 08: Manchester Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival, TN
Jun 23: Lisbon Rock In Rio, Portugal

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