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Blazing start to 2013 - The Tour Experience
The band MUSE has proven once again that they deserve the label as the best live performers in the world. The 2nd Law tour kicked off in the U.S. in 2013 and they are stronger than ever. Hits such as Uprising, Madness, Time Is Running Out, and Starlight have helped them rise in popularity across the globe. Also, if you didn't notice, they performed their song "Survival" at the recent Olympic games. Their popularity continues to rise since their entry into the music business way back in 1994.
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The night began with an amazing performance by the L.A. based band, Dead Sara. Lead singer Emily Armstrong brings back memories of Janis Joplin with her range and strong stage presence.
On March 20, 2013....FUSE NEWS ran a feature in which Dave Grohl (of Nirvara and Foo FIghters fame) predicted that Dead Sara should be the next biggest rock band to spread across the world.
It wasn't long after Dead Sara left the stage that the whole arena went completely black. The only lights were coming from thousands of cell phones being raised in the air. The show began with track one of the new CD (The 2nd Law), "Supremacy", which shows off the incredible vocal talents of singer Matt Bellamy. The visual effects were stunning and the crowd screamed with delight as the opening song ended. Next, they pleased the fans with perhaps their biggest mainstream hit to date.
THE BIG RADIO HIT
When the ultra-popular song "Madness" began to play, the crowd erupted. Even casual fans knew this song, whether it was from the radio, MTV, or the NCAA March Madness previews on television. If you listen, you can hear my girlfriend screaming beside me while I was filming. The light show is breathtaking !
Fun MUSE facts
The name "Muse" was supposedly inspired by Matthew Bellamy's art teacher Samuel Theoun. The band liked that it was short and thought that it looked good on a poster.
Members of the band
Matthew Bellamy – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, piano, synthesizers
Christopher Wolstenholme – bass guitar, Misa Kitara guitar, vocals, harmonica
Dominic Howard – drums, percussion, synthesizers
Matt has a son with actress Kate Hudson. They named him Bingham, whose heartbeat can be heard in the beginning of the song "Follow Me" on the album THE 2ND LAW.
They have 344,000 followers just on Google+ alone.
The Show Must Go On
It was a very surreal experience over the next hour and a half. It was more than just a rock concert --.it was a PRODUCTION filled with amazing lights, video, and the most talented musicians in the business. When they left the stage, screams and lighters filled the arena, begging for an encore......
Encore of a lifetime
After "Uprising", they ended the show with the Grammy-nominated song "Starlight", which always brings out all the wannabe singers in the crowd joining in with the chorus. A bigger surprise came after the show when drummer Dominic Howard gave away his sticks to a few lucky fans in the front row.
The grammy-winning song that was also the theme song for the science fiction show "V" that ran 2 seasons on ABC.
One of the most popular songs in their career, it's even more popular in live settings as Matt Bellamy encourages the crowd to sing along with him.
Most musicians are very familiar with this song as the guitars are simply amazing !
5 Songs that you MUST hear !
New Born -- Glorious -- I Belong to You -- Resistance -- Neutron Star Collision
When we were walking back to the van, we were all smiles. It was as if we fell into the very Supermassive Black Hole that MUSE sings about but came back to earth with the memories. It was a journey that I'll never forget. If you aren't a fan, maybe it's time you gave them a chance. You will not regret it.
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