Editor: This is what happens when you’re a small website on a tight budget. Denied press coverage for the Muse show, we reached out to our intrepid Canadian Beat Reporter, Luc to crash the party. He wasn’t familiar with the band, but as you’ll see quickly figured them out.
Muse- A perfect combination of music, lights and atmosphere
Being one who had never heard of Muse, I didn’t know what to expect. I had heard that tickets sales for the band’s show in Orlando was low (6,000 or so), so I knew getting a ticket would not be a problem. So, I headed down to The Amway Center to check out the show.
In relation to this band, I wondered: “Was this going to be a grunge rock band, heavy metal, easy listening or a scream fest?” What I didn’t expect was what I experienced at the Amway arena on Monday night. A great show that was a collection of electric, modern and symphonic rock. Matthew Bellamy (guitar) Chris Wolstenholme (bass) and Dominic Bellamy (drums) had a mind blowing show for me to experience. With the combination of lasers, lights, sound and smoke, not only was the show incredible to watch, but incredible to listen also.
One of the highlights of the show was the audience participation, and how much they loved the band. Just watching the crowd rock back and forth to the music was fun to watch. As for the excellent music, the band reminded me a little bit of RUSH. Very precise with all the music, sound and show.
They opened with “Supremacy,” the latest single release off of their 2012 release The 2nd Law, one of RARA’s Farm’s Top 25 Albums of 2012, and featured a number of songs off of that excellent album, as well as a good selection of their earlier stuff from across the prior decade. They closed their set with “Uprising,” before their encore of “Starlight” and this year’s Olympics them “Survival.”
Trust me when I say that I was pleasantly surprise and know that if Muse ever comes back, I will make sure I get my ticket.
Check out a video from the show: Time Is Running Out
Map of the Problematique
Supermassive Black Hole
Knights of Cydonia
United States of Eurasia
The 2nd Law: Unsustainable
Time Is Running Out
The 2nd Law: Isolated System