In this Dream Tour segment, the pop artist, Riva Taylor, shares who would be on her dream tour lineup. You can check out her picks and stream her newest single, “Chaos Killed The Thrill”, after the break.
Matt Bellamy (Muse’s frontman)
I’ve always been a huge fan of this group and love the way they have evolved and stayed current. Blending and being inspired by genres as diverse as electronica, rock opera, and classical music. They are incredible live and always give a dynamic performance. Matt on his guitar is the opener!
One of my all-time favorite female artists. I grew up listening to her and impersonating her dance moves in front of the telly as an 8-year-old. A true original and like no other.
I love spoken word and try to see as much of it as I can. It has an amazing ability to inspire me. Kate Tempest blends music with spoken word really effectively. For me, it’s the lyrics that very often drive a song when I write and I love hearing how words can be put together in an interesting form and delivered in a unique way. Kate nails it.
I’ve always been a fan of Tom’s and so it was a really nice surprise to bump into him when I was away in Brazil earlier this year. He’s as down to earth and honest as his songs. His authenticity makes him exciting to me when I’m watching him live as you never know exactly what you’re going to get. He’s also wicked to hang out with and I’m personally putting him in charge of throwing the tour afterparty.
Matt Bellamy and Kate Bush have been rehearsing their opener to the show all afternoon on the tour bus. We have come up with quite the dynamic show for you! It’s a fully immersive experience as you would imagine. With Muse’s frontman at his best and Kate’s voice weaving its way through the kaleidoscopic soundscape. She still moves like the dream! I can’t help myself – I’m going to join in for a duet!
The powerful wall of sound is broken by Kate Tempest, Brit award-winning spoken word artist. She has the audience on the edge of their seats with her honesty. She loops her voice. Word overlapping word. Her voice at odds with itself. Broken by Tom Odell who collaborates on his piano. Rounding things off with an intimate ballad before the whole thing explodes into action again – the full line up joining for the finale.