Muse Play Barclays Center and Prudential Center This WeekJanuary 25th, 2016
Matt Bellamy (vocals, guitar and keys), Dominic Howard (drums and synths) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass and vocals) formed Muse (above, performing “Dead Inside”) more than two decades ago while attending college in South West England. Over the years, they’ve become known for their deft mix of rock and electronic sounds and a willingness to take experimental chances—winning them comparisons to Radiohead in the process—not to mention an incredible light show at their energetic performances. Plus, NME, Billboard and Rolling Stone have hailed them as one of the most exciting live bands today. Their seventh studio album, Drones (stream it below), came out last June. And according to Rolling Stone, “Muse get back to the fiery rock that they do best, laced with new passion and principle.” The North American leg of the virtuosic arena-rockers’ Drones world tour brings them to town this week for a pair of appearances, on Wednesday at Barclays Center and on Friday at Prudential Center. Brooklyn quartet X Ambassadors open both shows.