is a live album
by English alternative rock
, released on 17 March 2008 in the United Kingdom
and April 1, 2008 in the United States
. The CD documents the band's performance at London
's Wembley Stadium
on 16 June 2007, while the DVD contains 20 tracks from the performance on 17 June. The album is named after the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program
, of which vocalist Matthew Bellamy
(known for his interest in global conspiracies and the New World Order Conspiracy which influences the band's music) holds suspicion.
Release and promotion
In the build-up to the release of the recordings, the band released a number of web-format clips from the DVD. The full performance of "Unintended
" was added to the band's official website on Christmas Eve
, 24 December 2007, dubbed as a "little taste of things to come". On 11 January 2008, a microsite
was announced, featuring a grid of six boxes representing thumbnails of short clips from the DVD. As of 17 March, all six clips have been filled, featuring short clips from "Knights of Cydonia
", "Supermassive Black Hole
", "Feeling Good
", "New Born
", "Blackout" and the outro riffs of "Stockholm Syndrome
". "Feeling Good" was also released in full to radio and television stations shortly afterwards, although it was not advertised on the official website. Vue
cinemas held special screenings of the concert in high definition
on 11 March 2008 at selected cinemas.
A special edition of HAARP was released in addition to the regular CD/DVD, which features additional backstage footage and bonus postcards showing pictures of the three band members. The HAARP microsite is available for visitors to download iPod- and iPod Touch-/iPhone-formatted videos and mp3s of "Knights of Cydonia", "Supermassive Black Hole", "Unintended" and "Plug In Baby" featured on the DVD for free. Included is a bonus video of "Micro Cuts" and an mp3 of "Soldier's Poem" from the performance on the 16 June.
- Matthew Bellamy – lead vocals, guitars, piano, production, mixing
- Christopher Wolstenholme – bass, backing vocals, guitar on "Hoodoo", production, mixing
- Dominic Howard – drums, backing vocals on "Supermassive Black Hole", drum machine on "Take a Bow", production, mixing
- Morgan Nicholls – keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals, cabasa on "Supermassive Black Hole", bass on "Hoodoo", glockenspiel on "Soldiers Poem"
- Dan Newell – trumpet on "Knights of Cydonia" and "City of Delusion"
- Rich Costey – mixing
- Tommaso Colliva – assistant mixing
- Justin Gerrish – assistant mixing
- Vlado Meller – mastering
- Mark Santangelo – assistant mastering
- Ben Curzon – artwork
- Hans-Peter Van Velthoven – photography