Concert Review and Slideshow: Muse and Dead Sara at Quicken Loans Arena

Muse’s “Uprising,” the single from its 2009 album The Resistance, is one of rock’s greatest anthems, and the band delivered it with plenty of energy last night during a nearly two-hour show at Quicken Loans Arena. Singer-guitarist Matthew Bellamy emphatically thrust his fist into the air as the methodical, almost-tribal drumbeat commenced. “They will not force us,” he crooned. “They will not control us/We will be victorious.” Mixing together Freddie Mercury-like vocals with proggy synths and a few fierce guitar riffs, the song instantly brought the audience to its feet and put a punctuation mark on a very solid, often thrilling performance.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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