Muse to perform at Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix after-race concert

The British rock band is the first act to be revealed for the four-night concert series

SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 21:  Matt Bellamy of Muse performs on stage during day two of Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 21, 2019 in Singapore.  (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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Muse will perform at Etihad Park as part of the 2024 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after-party series.

The British rock group are the first performers to be announced for the concert series running from December 5 to 8.

The date for their show will be set later. Access to all concerts is exclusive for Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix ticket holders.

It will be the second time the group performed as part of the concert series, having made their regional debut on Yas Island in 2013.

In The National’s review of the concert, Muse was praised for delivering a high-octane show.

"British prog rockers Muse took us outer space with their dense and cinematic sounds that are both ethereal and thunderous," the report read.

"From Supermassive Black Hole and United States of Eurasia to Madness and Unnatural Selection, they managed to retain the audience's attention throughout their challenging set due to their exhilarating musicianship."

Fans can expect to hear hits from the group's 25 years in the business, but also some of the tracks from their latest 2022 album, The Will of the People.

In its review, The National described the band's ninth album as bleak and bombastic.

Will of the People is another viscerally charged collection of songs where singer and chief songwriter Matt Bellamy catalogues a litany of dangers facing us today.

Muse is part of a growing number of hard-charging rock groups performing as part of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix over the years.

Previous headliners include last year's show by the Foo Fighters, Def Leppard in 2022, The Who in 2014 and Aerosmith at the inaugural race in 2009.

The other artists for the concert series will be revealed at a later date.

Updated: April 25, 2024, 9:02 AM