Muse Live Review
The O2 and War Child BRIT Awards Concert, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London - 18/02/13
If you were lucky enough to get a ticket, you’ll be in no doubt about who deserves to win the Live Act gong at The Brit Awards on Wednesday night.
When one of the biggest bands on the planet agrees to play their smallest show for years to celebrate Blur’s Damon Albarn who’ve all appeared at this legendary War Child gig in recent years, Muse began with the song they’ll be opening the BRIT Awards with later this week.
Supremacy sounded brilliant and the boys from Devon never looked back, with a set packed with plenty of tracks off their latest chart-conquering album The 2nd Law as well as rarely-played fan favourites Dead Star and Sunburn.
From walking across the keys of his piano to smashing his guitar through Howard’s bass drum, he was enjoying tonight as much as everyone else.
His kit was devastated by Bellamy but, like bass beast Wolstenholme to their left, blonde drummer Howard also couldn’t stop smiling and entertained between songs in the encore by playing a quick solo while rocking a comedy horse’s head thrown from the crowd for him to wear.
This was an incredible gig from an incredible live trio and Muse’s passionate fans probably won’t see them shake the walls of a venue this small ever again.
Ben Lowe @mtvuknews