Muse are a rock band who recently hit Vienna with their current tour.
Muse are a seasoned live band who know how to play a show and entertain. If that means that the concerts are a little too professional maybe, it doesn’t really hurt that much. They are bombastic and extremely entertaining events.
I have to say that they didn’t really win me over with their new album that much. I mean, there are a few songs I do like a lot – Madness, Follow Me, Save Me [which they unfortunately didn’t play], Panic Station – but neither of these songs actually sound like Muse very much (instead they sound like Delphic, Dubstep, The Doves and Freddie Mercury respectively).
But their live show did make things better and it did make the songs sound more Muse-y. By the end of the night, I did like the new album a little better.
But I did like the show a whole lot more. The light design was amazing – they have this huge ass moving pyramid of screens in the middle of the stage and they use that brilliantly.
They played most of the new album and the most important old things as well (Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole, Uprising, Knights of Cydonia, Resistance, Undisclosed Desires…). But despite the good song choices, the concert was pretty short. I mean it was okay, not insultingly short, but it could have been longer.
The only thing I really would have wished for was a little more interaction with the audience. A little less sterility. They just kinda made you feel that they’re playing these shows so often that the concert you are attending isn’t really anything much. And while that is certainly true for them, it is never nice to not feel special.
In any case, I had fun, it was a great show and I’ll gladly go to another Muse concert again.