Torn straight from the pages of a Philip K. Dick science fiction novel, Muse’s Drones tour showcased the technical innovation of live touring. Four years on, the band has further pushed the boundaries with Simulation Theory World Tour, a production influenced by the dynamic realms of science fiction, simulation hypothesis and the band’s latest VR-themed album. During the height of Mancunian summer, a sodden TPi arrived at Etihad Stadium to lift the lid on the technical cogs and crewmembers behind the feat.


Photos: Andrew Benge & TPi