There’s Time Left to Catch Muse in the US
Now about halfway through their The 2nd Law Tour, British alt-rock group Muse still has several shows to go on the North American leg of their tour before they head back home to the UK to start a second round in Europe. The tour has had fans talking since it kicked off last September because of its extravagant and dramatic stage effects: they go all out with standard concert favorites like balloons, confetti, carbon dioxide cannons, strobe lights and lasers, but what really brings these shows to the next level is the huge LED-screen pyramid which descends and rises around the band during the course of their performance.
Of course, Muse’s showmanship, no matter how eye-popping, will always be the second to their music when it comes to drawing a crowd. The tour’s eponymous album has been a hit in both the US and the UK, where its lead single, “Survival,” was the official song of the 2012 London Olympics. The second single, “Madness,” became the longest-running #1 ever on Billboard’s Alternative chart, spending a whopping 19 weeks–nearly 5 months–in the top spot. Most recently, the group released “Supremacy,” an intense orchestral depiction of the fall of mankind’s dominance which culminates in a dizzying climax. Last month Muse took a quick detour from their rounds of North America and performed the single in a dazzling opening to the 2013 BRIT Awards.
The 2nd Law is notable for its heavy experimentation, with influences from electronic rock, house, dubstep, and other styles. Fortunately, fans of Muse’s classic tracks won’t be disappointed; about two-thirds of the set at each show on this tour comes from their older albums, including The Resistance and Black Holes and Revelations.
After playing in Arizona and Las Vegas over St. Patty’s Day weekend, the group is taking a well deserved break for a couple of weeks before resuming in Atlanta on April 6th, but until then fans can satisfy their cravings for all things Muse by keeping up with the band’s newly launched Tumblr page, a heady explosion of gifs, videos, and other art from the band.
|Apr 97:00 PM||MuseAir Canada Centre – Canada, TO||From $76|
|Apr 107:30 PM||MuseAir Canada Centre – Canada, TO||From $127|
|Apr 127:30 PM||MuseTD Garden – Boston, MA||From $77|
|Apr 138:00 PM||MuseMohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT||From $61|
|Apr 158:00 PM||MuseMadison Square Garden – New York, NY||From $50|
|Apr 168:00 PM||MuseMadison Square Garden – New York, NY||From $77|
|Apr 197:30 PM||MuseIzod Center – East Rutherford, NJ||From $63|
|Apr 237:00 PM||MuseCentre Bell – Montreal, Canada||From $116|
|Apr 247:00 PM||MuseCentre Bell – Montreal, Canada|
|May 27:00 PM||David Wax MuseumHigher Ground – South Burlington, VT|