Muse ~ The 2nd Law Tour

Music analysis from Miss.Ramdini

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, like a really long time (5 months to be exact, gahhh)! Not that I haven’t wanted too, I’ve just been busy with work and being a mole person in my basement…don’t tell anyone about that last part. ANYWAY, the reason for my prodigal child return is that I recently went to the Muse Concert which inspired me to review the concert. Back in 2010, I was lucky enough to go to their concert for their Resistance world tour and to say the least, there’s a reason they’re known for putting on the best live concerts of all time. It was a mix of incredible lights, stunning lazers, spectacular music, and unexpected giant eye balls falling from the ceiling. So, you can see why I was so jazzed to see them live again for their 2nd Law Tour. AND NOW I will begin my review for this year’s concert! Below is a little taste of the opening; please excuse my screaming and don’t worry, I steady my camera hand after a few seconds lol

The concert began with Band of Skulls, a British alternative rock group, opening for Muse. I actually didn’t get a chance to see them perform all of their songs due to standing in a long line up to purchase Muse swag lol so can’t say much about them, unfortunately. But, I will say opening for a huge band like Muse is a big honour, so kudos to them!

8:15 p.m. was when Muse was supposed to go on but they didn’t go on till a little after 8:30; I suspect it had something to do with the Superbowl since it ended around that time.

Regardless, it was worth the time to wait as they kicked off the concert with one of my favourite songs off The 2nd Law “The Second Law: Unsustainable.” It began with that eerie yet brilliant violin piece mixed with red lighting that can only be described as an awesome version of hell remixed with Muse. Then the band members came out in all their glory and thus began the epic light show! If you read my previous review on this song (and if you haven’t you are now on my list!) this song is a mix of dubstep, orchestra, and rock. The crazy light show that followed did not disappoint at all!  Seriously guys, if I could describe it in one word I would say “mesmerizing.”

Another standout performance was “Knights of Cydonia.” I wish I had got the very beginning on my video camera but I was confused as to what was happening. All of a sudden the room went dark and a purple spotlight is shining on bassist, Chris Wolstenholme. He began playing an old-western style harmonica song which gave me chills. The band then began to play with Matt’s falsetto leading the melodic theme and included the epic guitar rift the song is known for. I think the crowd was really pumped for this one and rightly so.

One of my favourite performances of the night was “Stockholm Syndrome” and I remember saying to Lallster that they had better play either that or “Butterflies and Hurricanes” so, I got my wish! By this point my camera crapped out on me so I forced all the guys to take videos for me LOL Words cannot describe how much I love this song! It’s a Radio-head infused song with an amazing guitar solo by Matthew Bellamy. While the band was playing, there were television screens showing a few videos/pictures from The 2nd Law album that moved throughout the whole performance till the very end where they formed a pyramid showing an eye at the very top. Very cool!

I could go on and on describing how much I loved the concert but then I’d probably be writing a book. To sum up, Muse will forever be one of my favourite bands and concerts to see. How can a 3 piece band be this amazing? I hope you enjoyed my first post of the year and I’ll try to habitually post at least once a week, bringing new music, artists, and my gift of writing to the world (that sounds very narcissistic of me, my writing is sufficient at best haha).

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