Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has declared his longstanding backing for The Big Issue, ahead of the band’s comeback show in support of the magazine.
The rock superstars have not played live since 2019 but will be in London for two intimate shows on May 9 and 10 in aid of The Big Issue, Médecins Sans Frontières and War Child.
Their collaboration with The Big Issue felt “natural”, Bellamy said in an exclusive interview, available in the magazine out on May 9.
“We made the album partly in Abbey Road, but the majority was made in LA in our own studio. It’s in a pretty central high street-type location,” he explained.
“The homelessness issue in Los Angeles is pretty severe. Every time I was heading into the studio I’d be walking past people sleeping rough. Definitely, that had a bit of influence on the album. And so, when we came to talk about the causes we’d like to get involved with, we thought of you guys.
“With our first comeback show in a long time being in London, The Big Issue seemed like a natural collaboration.”