London Olympic Stadium 2012 (gig)
|Venue||Olympic Stadium (Olympic Games closing ceremony)|
|Date||12th August 2012|
|Reading Festival||←||Olympic Games closing ceremony||→||Skavlan|
First (albeit mimed) performance of the The 2nd Law era. Survival was played the first time ever.
Like all the other performers in the event, their instruments were mimed and only the vocals were live. Survival was played on its cut version.
This performance saw the debut of the Manson Carbon Guitar and the first production Status CW Signature Bass. The performance was also the only time Chris used coulour-coted DR strings, using British flag colours.
Several choir members were located behind the trio for show.
During the NBC coverage of the Closing Ceremony in the US, Muse's performance was entirely cut out due to an extended commercial break and airing of a new comedy "Animal Practice". This also meant they cut performances by Ray Davies, Kate Bush, and The Who. Many outraged fans berated NBC's coverage of the Olympics on social media websites including Twitter and Facebook. Many were tweeting '#NBCfail' in light of the spotty coverage. Toward the end of the following day, August 13th, NBC had begun deleting these posts on their sites.
- Muse to Perform and Olympic Closing Ceremony (2012-07-03). Muselive. Retrieved 2012-07-05 from www.muselive.com.
- London 2012 Olympics: ticket prices 'could be cut to make events sell out' (2012-07-26). The Telegraph website. Retrieved 2012-08-14 from www.telegraph.co.uk.