Written by Tracy Hansen. Photography by Kyle Hansen.
AEG and Target Center present Muse.
Muse unleashes its over-the-top vision of brilliant excess in the form of a concert on audience members at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN.
The show begins much like any other, with an introduction of “The 2nd Law: Unsustainable”. Usage of nearly every special effect is utilized over the course of the concert, keeping audience members entranced. If anyone may by chance not know the lyrics, they are too busy watching the other aspects of the show to care.
Matt Bellamy uses a number of pieces of other songs to link his tunes together. Some of which include, “Who Knows Who”, “The Star Spangled Banner”, “Man with a Harmonica”, and “Freedom” by Rage Against the Machine. Muse includes their own hits, such as “Map of the Problematique”, “Animals”, “Knights of Cydonia”, “Time is Running Out”, and many more. The songs make for a near seamless listing of music for ninety minutes.
One of the highlights of the concert is the inclusion of the rarely played track, “Sunburn”. The song has not been played since they visited Minneapolis with the Red Hot Chili Peppers years earlier. It is received with extreme adoration from a dedicated audience of several thousand.
The concert is not to be missed. Muse is a band that knows how to put on a true show, not only entertaining their audience through their music, but through effects, a stage show, and more.