It has been confirmed that Muse will perform at the Olympic closing ceremony.
You might remember that the band’s single “Survival” was chosen as the official song of the London 2012 Olympics, and what better way to end the massive event than to have the musicians perform it? Well, according to them, the performance is on!
In the latest issue of NME, the rockers talk about their song “Survival” and their upcoming Olympic shindig. “I’m happy with the song. It’s a proper Muse song,” drummer Dom Howard said. “It’s not something we just did for the Olympics. They sowed a seed by asking us to do some music but then five months went by. We showed them a few songs when they asked us about [playing the] closing ceremony and they loved it. It represented the enormous competition of what the Olympics is.”
An album containing music performed the final night of the Olympics called A Symphony of British Music: Music For The Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games will be released digitally on Sunday, August 12.
According to NME:
“The line-up for the closing ceremony, which will celebrate 50 years of British music, is being kept a closely guarded secret, with only Muse, Ed Sheeran, and George Michael confirming that they will be performing. The Who, Take That, and the Spice Girls are all rumored to appear at the event. Yesterday, rumors also started to circulate that Kate Bush could perform, after a remix version of “Running Up That Hill” was posted on Amazon, and subsequently removed.
I’ve only seen Muse a couple times live, but believe you me, they are one of those bands that are better live than anything else. Seeing them on the telly isn’t as good as seeing them live, but it’s better than just listening to their albums, so I know what I’ll be doing Sunday night. Tune in to see them rock the house down!
Nostalgia: Check out Muse performing “Time Is Running Out” below!