Tuesday October 2, 2012 2:49 am
Muse Makes Live Return
Muse made their live return in London last night.
The "Survival" trio closed the annual iTunes festival in spectacular fashion, treating fans to a selection of material from their new album The 2nd Law, as well as classic tracks from their back catalogue.
Although the smaller venue meant the group did away with their usual stunning laser show and complex stage setting, video screens running around the venue and frontman Matt Bellamy's dazzling sparkling jacket meant there was still a visual spectacle accompanying the music.
The group opened their set with "Supremacy," with Matt taking the opportunity to reveal one of his heroes was in the crowd. "That last song was a little bit influenced by a certain Jimmy Page - who I believe is in the building," he said after the song.
While preview material has hinted at the trio going in a dub-step direction, Matt used the show to prove their experimentation isn't new. Introducing 2003 single "Time Is Running Out," he quipped, "Listen to the dub-step bassline on this."
Standout tracks included "Uprising," "Supermassive Black Hole," "New Born" and set-closer "Survival."
Support for the evening came from up-and-coming singer Natalie Duncan, who performed a stripped-back set with no accompanying band to a great response from the assembled crowd.
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