Muse Takes Vancouver on Futuristic Journey
By Kelli Gustafson
Thursday, December 10, Muse stormed the Pepsi Live stage at Rogers Arena, taking attendees on a breathtaking, futuristic journey.
With a 360-degree stage, fans were fully-submerged into a spectacular environment, as Muse took them on a voyage through a revolutionary dystopian world. Before the band took to the stage, glowing drones emerged from Rogers Arena’s rafters, transfixing the audience with the intro to the title track of their latest album, “Drones”. As they floated amongst the crowd, Muse made their epic entrance, playing “Psycho”. From the very first song to the encore, the entire audience was on their feet.
It was anticipated that the production would be highly technical, and the computer-controlled swarm of drones left the audience with nothing less of total exhilaration. Muse is a band that pays attention to every detail, from the stage to the audience experience. Every aspect of the show supported the theme and the humanization of modern warfare—from Matt Bellamy’s chilling and passionate lyrics, enchanting floating drones, haunting holograms, and confetti-canon finale.
Phantogram opened the night, pumping-up the audience with their energizing electronic-pop sound. The band expressed their gratitude for being a part of the Drones World Tour, declaring their love for Muse but “not in a creepy way”, as lead singer Sarah Barthel clarified. This down-to-earth and free-spirited band brought the energy into the arena, preparing the audience for what was to come.
- Dead Inside
- The 2nd Law: Isolated System
- The Handler
- Supermassive Black Hole
- United States of Eurasia
- Munich Jam
- Undisclosed Desires
- Time is Running Out
- The Globalist
- Knights of Cydonia
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