Monday, September 14, 2009


I was really excited when I heard that U2 invited Muse to open shows on thier tour, and that they'd be playing the Giants Stadium shows. Last time I saw U2, I think Kings Of Leon opened, and I felt like they were all hype. They sort of had the indie thing of not being sure that they belonged in a big venue (although I know they are now headlining arenas). Some of my favorite bands have opened for U2, including Primus and PJ Harvey. But I think Muse is really having its moment now, and I wonder if they'll blow U2 away. Their album which comes out tomorrow is super highly anticipated, and U2's No Line On The Horizon was a bit disappointing. I've liked Muse for a while, and I look forward to seeing them break in America. Last night's VMAs was a lot about lame behaviour and hype, but Muse just rocked.


C. Bottomley said...

Muse played that summer festival that The Cure headlined on Randall's Island a few years ago. Those who had seen them had nothing but good reports. I was talking to a record store employee in Providence, RI, who had gone and asked him what he thought. He said he refused to stick around for a band who were so obviously lip-syncing and miming throughout the set. I put the comment down to record store dickitude. Went to see them on the Black Holes and Revelations tour when it hit Hammerstein Ballroom. Now, don't get me wrong - it was entertaining as all hell. But I'll be damned if the vocals weren't coming from elsewhere than the Muse mite's mouth ... and certainly half of the instrumentation was from a source other than the instruments weilded by the group. If you're going to see them, let us know what you think!

Minority said...

ha ha, "dickitude," that's funny. Actually, I read that they refused to lip-synch for MTV's VMAs (some saying that that was why they didn't "sound good"). I do know that they use samples, and have at least two backing musicians, I don't know if they're visible on stage. I have pretty close seats both nights (from behind the stage, mind you) but I will definitely be reporting. Thanks always for reading and commenting!