Concert Review: MUSE & Dead Sara

MUSE and opening act Dead Sara filled The Q on February 28th.

I'm always hesitant to see shows in an arena. It's not as intimate and quite often the sound is not good. Thankfully this was not the case on Thursday night.

Dead Sara, a four-piece rock band from Los Angeles opened the show. Lead singer Emily Armstrong has an amazing voice. However her voice seemed to change from song to song. At times she showed a softer side that slightly reminded me of Grace Potter ( Grace Potter & The Nocturnals )

Emily and her band played a 45 minute set which included songs from their self-titled album. They ended with their most popular track "Weatherman".

MUSE took the stage shortly after. Not much of a delay between bands which is always nice at a show. The band made a powerful entrance with "The 2nd Law: Unsustainable".

The stage lit up with an inner ring of screens. Matthew Bellamy often walked from one side of the stage to the other on a ramp that was created on top of these screens. More screens hanging from the middle of the stage in a pyramid shape showed live images of the band as well as additional video.

This show was perfect for the arena setting. The lighting was captivating, the sound was crisp and the band proved to be the fantastic rock stars that they are.

Every song was performed as good as the last. Some favorites of the night were "Explorers", "Time is Running Out", and "Madness". The band performed for about two hours with an encore that included "Starlight" and "Survival".

Did Kate Hudson join her fiance, Matthew on this tour stop? Did anyone see her in Cleveland last week?

Photo Credit: Gavin Bond