Muse Is Bringing 'Simulation Theory' To Life With Pre-Show VR Games

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Muse kicked off their Simulation Theory world tour last month, and while the band promised it was going to be their biggest production yet, they didn't even mention what fans could expect before the show. The alt-rockers teamed up with Microsoft to engineer three custom Virtual Reality games that immerse fans into the Simulation Theory world, while the album blasts in their ears.

"I leaned into VR when I started reading about simulation theory itself and what that means—about how the world we’re living in could be a simulation. We don’t know, and there is a chance,” frontman Matt Bellamy explained about his fascination that led to the album's concept. “Because the mechanisms behind the universe are very mathematical. You know, the way we understand universe is through maths, and so that could suggest an element of programming involved.”

Watch a video detailing Muse's VR games below.


Muse will be on the road through July. Check out a full list of remaining tour dates below.

Muse Simulation Theory tour dates

March 24 -- Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center

March 26 -- Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena

March 28 -- Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena

March 30 -- Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre

March 31 -- Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre

April 2 -- Washington D.C. @ Capital One Arena

April 4 -- Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena

April 7 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

April 10 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden

May 26 -- Prague, CZE @ Letiste Letnany

May 28 -- Budapest, HUN @ Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena

May 29 -- Graz, AUT @ Stadthalle Graz

June 1 -- London, UK @ London Stadium

June 8 -- Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium

June 12 -- Riga, LAT @ Arena Riga

June 15 -- Moscow, RUS @ Luzhniki Stadium

June 18 -- Helsinki, FIN @ Suvilahti Open Air

June 22 -- Krakow, POL @ Tauron Arena

June 27 -- Nijmegen, NLD @ Goffertpark

June 29 -- Cologne, GERMANY @ RheinEnergieStadion   

June 30 -- Werchter, BEL @ Werchter Festival

July 3 -- Zurich, SWI @ Hallenstadion

July 6 -- Paris, FRA @ Stade de France

July 9 -- Marseille, FRA @ Stade Orange Velodrom

July 12 -- Milan, ITA @ San Siro Stadium

July 16 -- Bordeaux, FRA @ Matmut Atlantique

July 20 -- Rome, ITA @ Stadio Olimpico

July 24 -- Lisbon, PRT @ Passeio Maritimo de Alges

July 26 -- Madrid, SPA @ Wanda Metropolitano

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