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Muse put on a spectacular show
Muse wow Wembley
By Emily Wood
Teignmouth indie band Muse played to a sell-out audience at the new Wembley Stadium on 16 June 2007 - and as our reviewer Emily Wood reports, they put on a spectacular show.
Arms aloft, listening to rocking guitars, with ticker tape falling and a statue of Bobby Moore outside, you can only be in one place - watching Devon band Muse in Wembley Stadium.
With the hype leading up to the occasion - Muse being the first band to sell out the new Wembley - I was a bit worried about being let down by the show, but both the band and the venue easily exceeded all expectations.
BBC Radio Devon's Emily Wood and Kev Hutchings
Entering the stadium by appearing on a podium in the middle of the crowd to fireworks, glitter, smoke and classical music, the Teignmouth trio left you with no doubt that they were there to put on a show of immense proportions. And they did.
With giant screens behind and to the side of the stage, showing pre-recorded videos and shots of the band; lights fitted in see-through satellites dishes; balls that changed colour in the seats behind the stage; sometimes you didn't know where to look.
But above all that was the music. The performance was spectacular but also had substance, thanks to the impressive back catalogue of songs that Muse have to choose from.
Storm clouds over Wembley for the Muse gig
Starting off with the epic Knights of Cydonia, the last track from their latest album, they then played other recent hits including Supermassive Black Hole, before going back to the first song from their first album, Sunburn.
Other huge tracks followed, such as Plug In Baby and Newborn, proving that Muse aren't just a show band, they write high-quality songs as well.
That being said, lead singer Matt Bellamy is undoubtedly a showman, ably supported by bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard.
Together they put on a performance that not only confirmed their title of one of the best live British bands of the moment, but it will also have to be one of my top three gigs of all time!
last updated: 30/10/07