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Muse – Hovet, Stockholm, 2009-10-24


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Last night I saw Muse for the first time, and it was all that I had hoped for! The concert started with Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1, from new album, The Resistance. Guitarist/vocalist Matthew Bellamy, drummer Dominic Howard, and bassist Christopher Wolstenholme, each stood on platforms that rose out of the stage floor, and proceeded to play the first three songs 30 feet above the audience. The sides of the platforms were covered in video screens, which displayed images of the band interspersed with various animations. The second song, Uprising sounded great in a live setting. Whenever I go see a band, their latest album ALWAYS becomes much better after hearing it live, and the same thing happened last night. Even the Timbaland flavored Undisclosed Desires, with Matt on keytar, was fun to hear live.

I kept hoping they would use lasers in their show, just like on the last tour, and I was certainly not disappointed. During New Born, green lasers were projecting all over the arena – very cool! Matt even had a laser on top of his platform for the first song, that he could control the direction of himself.

Map of the Problematique was one of the highlights for me, and I really liked the little Who Knows Who/Heartbreaker jam at the end. Supermassive Black Hole and Starlight were also really great – Black Holes and Revelations is probably my second favorite Muse album, after Origin of Symmetry. Speaking of the latter, I was so happy when they played Plug In Baby!!! Man, that song is fantastic, and Matt’s siren-like guitar intro is so cool! He is a true musical genious. They definitely could have done a few more songs from Origin of Symmetry. Before Hysteria Matt got a short break while Chris and Dominic played a really cool interlude up on Dominic’s platform, while the entire drumkit rotated.

I really enjoyed that they played two songs from their first album, Showbiz: Cave and Unintended. For Cave, Matt played a grand piano that had lights in the open lid, that responded to his playing. Before they started Cave, Matt did mention that they played their first show in Sweden in the city of Malmö when they were touring with Showbiz. They did have some issues at the start of Cave, supposedly with Chris’ bass. But besides that the entire concert was flawless, which is amazing considering it was only the second show of the tour.

What makes this concert one of the best shows of the year for me is that I got to hear every song I wanted to hear. When it was time for the encore, I kept hoping that they would do Stockholm Syndrome and Knights of Cydonia – and they did! It couldn’t have been more perfect. During Stockholm Syndrome their crew threw out these huge balloons filled with confetti. It was fun to watch them bounce around and burst over the crowd. Knights of Cydonia started with an awesome harmonica intro by Chris, and everyone sang along to the guitar intro, just like on the HAARP live album – classic!

Although we had seats we stood for the entire show, as did most people around us. By the end of the show my voice was almost gone from singing along to every song! As Muse left the stage, Dominic said “We’ll see you soon”. Let’s hope they keep that promise.


Start: 20:40

01. Exogenesis: Symphony, Part 1: Overture
02. Uprising
03. Resistance
04. New Born
05. Map of the Problematique (w/ Who Knows Who/Heartbreaker Riff)
06. Supermassive Black Hole
07. Guiding Light
08. Interlude
09. Hysteria
10. United States Of Eurasia
11. Cave
12. Unintended
13. Undisclosed Desires
14. Starlight
15. Plug In Baby
16. Time Is Running Out
17. Unnatural Selection

Encore: 22:10
18. Stockholm Syndrome
19. Knights of Cydonia

End: 22:30

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Swedish newspaper reviews:
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7 Responses to “Muse – Hovet, Stockholm, 2009-10-24”

  1. Irma says:

    Of all the concerts I’ve seen, this one rates at the top. It was everything I hoped it would be, and more! I still get chills when I watch the videos! I HOPE they put this out on DVD!

  2. Luna says:

    Wow! It looks spectacular! 16 concerts… I’m so jealous! LOL I haven’t made it to even one this year! =( Rob Zombie is playing on the 29th… I want to go so bad! LOL

  3. sob says:

    have a look at this Muse’s new album cover in STOP MOTION :)
    please rate it and comment if you like
    and also spread to others about this video
    love music, love muse :)

  4. Jonathan says:

    I live in Sweden, man! I live right there, dude!!!
    That’s shit. Those two videos are just two little sneak previews to what I missed D’:

  5. ZannZamora says:

    Not quite a DVD, but an attempt to recapture the magic…
    The ambition is to put up the whole show, and the night started here…

    Hope you’ll enjoy it!

  6. Daniel says:

    ZannZamora: Thanks for this! Great work! It was such an amazing concert. I thought it was really cool that they opened with the symphony. It seems like that only happened at the Stockholm show. At all other concerts the symphony is the first encore instead, but I thought this was perfect! :)

  7. ZannZamora says:

    I totally agree it was the perfect opening.
    It was so… awesome beatiful… I still get almost a religious feeling everytime I watch it again.

    Thanks for the appreciation :)

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