Imagine being on a holiday and unexpectedly crossing paths with your favorite celebrity! Well, that's precisely what happened to a few lucky Malaysians who had the extraordinary opportunity to meet English rock band Muse at Langkawi International Airport.
Photo via TikTok (@drnikram)
Dr. Nikram, who happened to be at the airport for an official Ministry of Health visit to Langkawi, was quick to capture the unforgettable moment. In a brief but exciting 24-second TikTok clip, Nikram stood in the aisle as two members of Muse, Chris Wolstenholme, the bass guitarist, and Matt Bellamy, the lead vocalist, passed by through the VIP lounge.
Wolstenholme was carrying a toddler in his arms, and both band members graciously greeted Nikram and other Malaysians present at the lounge, with Bellamy even offering a friendly wave as he walked past.
In an extended video shared on Muse's Malaysian fan page on Instagram, it became evident that all three members of the band were present in Langkawi, including Dominic Howard, the drummer. The unexpected encounter delighted the other Malaysians in the VIP lounge, and they, too, couldn't resist capturing the rare moment with their phones.
Muse is scheduled to perform at the National Stadium Bukit Jalil on Saturday, 29 July at 8 pm, as part of their Will of the People World Tour. This performance marks the band's first live concert in Malaysia in an astounding 16 years. Their last show in Malaysia was at Stadium Negara in 2007 during their Black Holes and Revelations tour, which drew over 6,000 enthusiastic concert-goers.
Notably, Kuala Lumpur is the sole Asian destination on their current tour, making it an even more special event for Malaysian fans.
The TikTok video showcasing the band's airport encounter has already garnered over 100,000 views at the time of writing. Excitement and anticipation have been building up as fans express their enthusiasm about Muse's presence in Malaysia ahead of their highly-awaited live performance.
Many users commended the band for taking time with their families before the concert, noting how genuinely happy everyone appeared in the TikTok footage.
It was heartening to see that Muse members are not only talented musicians but also devoted family men, adding an extra layer of admiration from their dedicated fanbase.