September 4, 2009 7:08 AM Subscribe
It's every young musician's dream: Quit this town, make it big and come back to show these squares! Well, tonight (and tomorrow) Muse
return home to Teignmouth
in Devon, England (pop. 15,116) to play two home-town, homecoming gigs.
Ten thousand people each night will be descending from all over the UK (and Europe)
onto historical Teignmouth
to see the band play at The Den
, a park on the seafront where the townsfolk have been gathering for hundreds of years.
But getting permission for an event on such an enormous scale in a sleepy seaside town wasn't easy, even for a band of Muse's stature
. The band's bass player, Chris Wolstenholme
the Teignmouth Council meetings to discuss the shows and put forward the band's position. After agreeing to fund cleaning and resoration of The Den, and take responsibility for the added requirements of traffic and transport, the Council gave their go ahead just a fortnight ago.
The UK's prime pop radio station, Radio One
will be there for Saturday's show, with DJ Zane Lowe
broadcasting his show live before the gig. Later shows in the evening will contain live tracks from the gig.
"A Seaside Rendezvous"
(as the band have dubbed the shows) sees the start of over three months of touring
to support the band's upcoming new album The Resistance...