I saw Muse at Earl’s Court last night, with The Zutons and SoulWax supporting. I do not know why Matt Bellamy is not a more major superstar. Admittedly it’s all done with the aid of electronic gizmos and a huge team of sound and lighting techies, but on guitar, keyboard and vocals he is an amazing talent. He’s a showman too, just enough to complement his musical talents, and so many of his songs have anthemic chorus lines and riffs for an audience in a barn that size to sing along at full voice.
Never did like Earl’s Court as a venue, but Matt’s three-piece pulled it off. Brilliant, and I don’t just mean the light show.