Singapore Grand Prix 2019 headliner Muse has announced a special box set, titled Origin of Muse.
Set for a 9 December release, the box set will take fans on a deep dive through the band's formation, and its first two albums, 1999's Showbiz, and 2001's Origin of Symmetry. The box set will include early tour and gig posters, an archive of old photos, and a total of 113 songs, 40 of which are unreleased.
The band's team has released a statement on the box set: "In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut album ‘Showbiz’, Muse have announced the release of the deluxe boxed set ‘Origin of Muse’. This deluxe set will chronicle the band from their early beginnings in Devon, their early demos, first EPs, debut album and breakthrough record ‘Origin of Symmetry. The collection is housed in a 48 page casebound book which sits in a rigid board slipcase with anti-scratch and matte laminated finish with a spot gloss. The book contains an extensive and in-depth interview with the band as they talk about the earliest beginnings, as well as the recording and release of their debut album ‘Showbiz’ through to ‘Origin of Symmetry’. The book also incorporates original posters, setlists, photographs and contact sheets which are inserted and can be pulled out from the book, as well as original artwork and all CD’s and vinyl."
In other news, Muse will be returning to Singapore for the first time since 2015 to headline day two of this year's Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday, 21 September. Get your tickets here.
Muse's Origin of Muse box set can be pre-ordered here.