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Muse at Capital One: Tickets on sale Friday at noon

Hard-rocking trio comes to D.C. in April 2019


The conservative, reactionary, and incendiary tenor of today’s political climate inspired the eighth album from this sludgy, synthy hard-rocking trio from the U.K.

And yet, despite track titles such as “The Dark Side” and “Pressure,” the new Simulation Theory isn’t quite as dark as previous sets from the group, which was inspired by “lighter influences” — relatively speaking, anyway — drawn from aspects and aesthetics of ’80s-era science fiction and pop culture.

Muse will tour the album, co-produced by Timbaland, as part of a similarly “fantasy becoming real”-themed stadium tour.

Built around a grand stage show, the tour also offers a Mixed Reality Pre-Show Party featuring three original virtual reality games inspired by album tracks and powered by Microsoft.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Nov. 16, at noon, for the April 2 show at Capital One Arena.

Enhanced Experience Packages, ranging from $229 to $339, include premium front row or floor seats as well as access to the Mixed Reality Pre-Show Party.

For more information, call I.M.P. Productions on 202-628-3200 or visit

For tickets, including presale information, visit Ticketmaster.

Doug Rule covers the arts, theater, music, food, nightlife and culture as contributing editor for Metro Weekly.

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