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- Posted on Nov 9th 2009 12:30PM by John D. Luerssen
"We've got the biggest production we've ever gone out with," Wolstenholme told the Birmingham Mail in advance of its tour opener Tuesday at the city's National Indoor Arena. "We've spent a lot of time and money putting the production together. It's our most ambitious stage show ever. It's on the edge of being too big for arenas. It would work really well in a stadium."
Heavily inspired by theater, Wolstenholme revealed that Muse's stage set includes three buildings that move up and down. "Sometimes we're on top of the buildings 12 or 13 feet in the air," the bassist explained of the production. "It looks pretty spectacular."
"The person we got in to design it has worked with acts like Take That and Mika but her background is in opera," Wolstenholme said. "When we finished 'Black Holes and Revelations' we were looking at a book by a guy who'd build opera sets. We said it would be nice not to go completely down that road, because we still want it to be a rock show and you don't want it to feel too contrived or limited, but it would be nice to incorporate some of the ideas that go into opera and theatre and somehow mold the two together."