The band from Devon, England is sort of the modern day version of progressive rock. It is not because their songs are long; it is more due to the dramatic nature of their songs and the nature of their live shows. On stage they are theatrical without being too over the top and very energetic. Some of their songs also have to do with heady subjects like science fiction or politics.
School friends Matthew Bellamy (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass/guitar/keyboards) and Dominic Howard (drums/percussion/synthesizer) got together over their mutual love for music and formed Muse in 1994. The band has their own sound which is why people have had a difficult time pigeonholing them. Muse has been labeled as space rock, progressive rock, alternative rock, and even electronica.
The band was together for a dozen or so years before achieving any commercial success. Their music was looked down upon as not “radio friendly”. That led to them leaving their label (Maverick) and signing with Warner in 2005. It was only with the release of their 2003 album that the band achieved big commercial success. Their 6th and most recent release was in 2012 and entitled The 2nd Law.
-Dates: April 23+24, 2013
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $58.00, $68.00, $78.00 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:00 p.m.
-Opening Act: Dead Sara