Muse review – band unleash thunderstorm in a matchbox
Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
There’s no downsizing in this pulverising set of audience-chosen tracks performed in an intimate space as they would be at Wembley Stadium
For a band whose live shows have previously featured military-level lasers, pyrotechnic infernos and dancing acrobats suspended beneath hovering spaceships, tonight marks quite a change of gears. Muse have many undoubted virtues, but playing low-key, intimate, small theatre gigs tends not to be among them.
Normally packing out stadiums, the veteran power-rock trio are playing this one-off charity show to raise money for The Passage, a London-based homelessness charity. In a further unorthodox quirk, the audience, which skews heavily towards diehard fan club memb… Continue Reading (3 minute read)