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Bow down to Bellamy-bot.

Matt Bellamy has shared a teaser clip ahead of Muse‘s world tour, and it seems they’re definitely not holding back on their famously overblown production values.

In a video posted on Instagram, Bellamy appears encased in the exoskeleton of a giant robot and is seen stomping around the stage while wearing the lavish creation.

“Getting geared up #simulationtheoryworldtour,” wrote Bellamy.

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Responding to the video, one fan wrote: “Two things came to mind… 1. Reminds me of the Matrix Revolution battle suit, and 2. What could go wrong at the outdoor gigs where it rains?”

Another said: “This sorta shit is why they’re the best live,”

Bellamy’s teaser comes ahead of the band’s Simulation Theory tour – which officially kicks off at Houston’s Toyota Center on February 22.

The huge robot also appears to be in direct contrast with Bellamy’s comments late last year, when he suggested that technology would take a back seat on the latest Muse tour.

““I think I am interested now in making the show involve a lot of additional people,” Bellamy told the BBC. “It won’t be dance routines – but choreographed theatrics of some kind. We’ve done a lot with technology – the screens and drones and so on – but I think it is time for us to do something that involves people and get a cast together that brings our songs to life with people performing.”

Last month, Muse also shared an unlikely cover version of Duran Duran’s ‘Hungry Like The Wolf.’

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