Fans of subtlety, don’t go looking for in-flight entertainment the next time you book a flight to Mars (of course, you probably would be flying to a place a little more low-key anyway, like Decatur, Illinois or something). According to Spinner, Muse is looking to speak with Richard Branson “a proposed deal” to be the in-flight performers for Virgin Galactic, Branson’s planned company to offer sub-orbital spaceflights to the paying public. Which is great, because the first live performance of human art in space, which will announce to the stars our ability to express the human experience through aesthetically pleasing forms that shall linger into immortality, should be by a band that makes Queen seem too nuanced and cerebral.
So says Spinner:
“’We could do it on [Branson's] spacecraft he’s got happening,’ frontman Matt Bellamy told the Sun. ‘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.’
“’We’ve had some discussions about playing in space…Sometimes very coherent conversations and sometimes very late at night, but it’s for real… I do think it will be possible in the future and I’m sure it will happen in my lifetime… We’d love to be part of that.’”
Just know, when the reptilian Galactic overlords from another dimension (as seen in Howard the Duck) hear this stuff and decide to invade Earth, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
What would you think of Muse playing for Virgin Galactic?