British alt rock band Muse will close out BlizzCon 2017

Blizzard’s going old school once again with its band selection for this year’s BlizzCon: UK alt rock band Muse. Here’s the spiel:

“Widely renowned as one of the best live acts in the world, Muse—Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard, and Chris Wolstenholme—have won numerous music awards, including two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, five MTV Europe Music Awards, two Brit Awards, six NME Awards, and six Q Awards. Since forming in 1994, Muse have released seven studio albums, selling more than 20 million copies worldwide. Their latest album, Drones, debuted at #1 in 21 countries around the world and scored the band their first #1 album in the United States—along with an award for Best Rock Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards.”

Both in-person and virtual ticket holders will be able to watch the concert. Past acts at the show include Blink-182, Metallica, the Foo Fighters, Tenacious D, Linkin Park, and last year, Weird Al. Lob your “at least it’s not Blink-182” jokes at the comments below.

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Bannex

Great for blizzcon,seems like muse’s target audience. On a personal note I find their sound rather annoying and really wanky.

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roo woods

I am not much of a fan of Blizzard or WoW but I would be tempted to go for Muse alone .

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Roger Edwards

Why not go the whole hog and have Morris dancing, mud wrestling and some interpretive dance?

The hysteria of Blizzcon seems to get worse each year.

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Nater

Yeah.. Muse Live is pretty awesome! It’s actually impressive they got Muse!

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Dystopiq

No Jason DeRulo, like Ubisoft did at E3!?

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Bryan Turner

Does this mean they’ve moved into has been territory like Metallica and Blink 182?

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Bryan Correll

Lemme know when they’ll be featuring Dexys Midnight Runners.

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Bryan Turner

When they become has beens.

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Mattaui

I might actually buy a virtual ticket for once, just for the band alone.

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Armsbend

Even though I usually find the v. ticket silly – this band, with some of the development focused panels is making me think otherwise this year.

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agemyth 😩

Seems appropriate enough for Blizzcon, and I happen to like them for a change.

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Joshua Dickerson

Pretty good band.

And personally a welcome change up.

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Armsbend

Muse isn’t a bad band. Certainly not for Blizzcon.

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Jeff

That audience is going to eat them alive…I honestly feel bad for them.

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Legend Of Vinny T

Someday, we’ll look back on Matt Skiba-era Blink-182 the same way we do Sammy Hagar-era Van Halen. They were never the same as the Tom DeLonge/David Lee Roth era, but they still made some bangers.

(God preserve Blink from any form of Gary Cherone era, though.)

(That means you, Deryck Whibley.)

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Sray

You know that dick in your raid group voice chat who insists on listening to his music. It might be good, it might be bad, but it’s annoying because it’s someone shoving their musical tastes down your throat in a moment where it’s out of place? That’s what ending a video game fan convention with a music concert is, regardless of who’s playing: “let’s end our mutual appreciation convention with a musical display that will be polarizing regardless of who we book.”

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cmdr_cotic

These guys put on one of the best live shows you’ll ever see.
I prefer their older stuff but they’re still really talented at what they do.

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Rottenrotny

Not a fan but they are talented, buuuuut does anyone else think that this isn’t appropriate for Blizzcon?

I think Weird Al, Tenacious D work pretty well and I’m glad I was attending those years, but this seems off.

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rafael12104

Catchy tune. Can’t help but like it. And to be honest, it is all I know of Muse. But….

“They will not force us!”
“They will stop degrading us!”
“They will not control us!”
“We will be victorious!”

is that Blizz trying to tell us something? Or is that us talking to Blizz. Because it feels like the former. Lol.

Oh… and I still don’t know this Blink 182 you speak of. Is that a TV show? ;)

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Pandalulz

I’ve seen Muse live a couple of times and I dig them. They put on a good show. I’m not as into their new stuff as their old, but it is what it is.

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Melissa McDonald

Not enough metal. Not enough European metal. They need EPICA.

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roo woods

I hate metal .

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Bruno Brito

Meh.

I would raise some Kamelots, but the lead singer stopped singing :c

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Utakata

Can’t be more metal than Babymetal! <3

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Alyn

or maybe Euro metal acappella band, Van Canto; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCGQiGEYl4Y and this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f8V1QSf7yg

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zoward

I always thought the Tauren Chieftains were more or less a sendup of Iron Maiden … still waiting for them to do a Blizzcon …

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rafael12104

Or… Motorhead! RIP Lemmy.

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