A Band Called Muse

Another blog update now, this time I am talking about one sole thing which I was really excited about. On Wednesday night this week I travelled up to The O2 again to go and see the rock band Muse live as part of their Drones World Tour. The arena was rampacked full of people, with apparently the biggest ever audience in the O2 Arena due to the layout of the stage that Muse were going to perform on. Basically, the stage was in the middle of the arena, a small stage at that, they had people standing on the floor and the whole circle of seats was opened up to allow capacity. I was sitting in the part of the circle which is normally closed off as this is normally where the default stage would be present. I have to admit, I hardly recognised the O2 when I was inside, the whole dynamic had changed.

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The O2 had been transformed.

So, I have been a part-time fan of Muse for a few years now, I wouldn’t say I was a dedicated fan but I enjoyed listening to their music and they have produced some great albums recently which have been a part of my iTunes collection. I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed, and I expected the band to put on a great show, and needless to say, I wasn’t only impressed but I was flabbergasted by how amazing the show was. They performed a strong setlist of tracks, all of them I knew, and they played well to the crowd and got the crowd worked up into a frenzy. They even had flying drones and a flying spaceship thing (which unfortunately crashed into the crowd at one point, it was only an inflatable thing though and didn’t cause any injury).

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In terms of what songs they performed, they put together a very strong setlist and every song I recognised from here or there. Muse were mostly promoting their recent album “Drones” which was released last Summer, but other highlights of the night were “Uprising”, “Bliss”, “Plug In Baby”, “Starlight” and the song that made me become a fan, “Supermassive Black Hole”. The band finished with the song “Mercy” from their recent album, and even though there was no encore, the show felt finished and rounded off as best it could. You can check out my highlights video from the show below…

I think I can go away from seeing this concert saying that I have now become a big fan of Muse and I would love the opportunity to go and see them again. I have been listening to a lot of their back catalogue recently as well, they did produce some great tracks back in the day, I just can’t believe I am only appreciating it now. Don’t forget to click this link to check out my full Flickr photostream from the show.

Please get in touch and tell me if you were also at the show on the 14th April, what is your favourite Muse track? Maybe you have seen Muse in the past but missed out on the tour this time around, I would love to hear about it.

Until next time…