The band play to a huge 21,000 fans in London
Andrew Trendell

15:10 18th April 2016

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Muse have smashed yet another record, playing to the largest crowd that The O2 arena in London has ever seen as part of their epic 2016 Drones tour. 

Their innovative 'in the round' 360 degree stage design, which saw the band play in the centre of the arena, combined with a new seating capacity meant that the 'Psycho' rockers could set a new record and play to more people than any other single gig during the venue's colourful history - entertaining 21,000 fans at their show on Friday 15 April (after the previous show saw a drone crash into the audience). 

On the night in question, The O2 took a 360 degree photo of the entire audience - which can be seen here. To mark the occasion, the band were awarded with the following framed illustration:

Reviewing the opening night of the band's residency at The O2, we wrote: "Elaborate to the point of insanity it may be, but that's what you've come to expect - you can hardly call it 'ridiculous'. Everything is overblown, but fully-considered. Call them what you will but celebrate them for what they are: an exercise in blockbuster rock. No shame, no inhibitions, no fear, no limits."

Meanwhile, the band are gearing up to headline Glastonbury - with Bellamy inviting fellow headliner Adele on stage to duet with them

Muse's final UK show of their Drones tour will call at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow with Nothing But Thieves tonight (Monday 18 April) before rolling into Europe. For tickets and more information, visit here.  

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