Muse performed two storming sets over this bank holiday weekend, accompanied by perfect weather, a
cast of actorsand, well...
a robot. We thought the gigs were fantastic, but what do the papers think? Let us know if we're missing any notable articles.
The Independent - 3/5: "It's a show, alright, often reminiscent of U2 at their most Zoo TV-overblown and daftly brilliant. In terms of Muses music, though, its a long set, and varies in quality."
The Guardian - 4/5: "The first of two nights at Emirates is, by anyone's definition, a visual spectacular: any show that includes a
five-metre robotand a
huge lightbulb that opens to reveal a pirouetting acrobatis automatically in the running for most theatrical gig of the year."
The Telegraph - 3/5: "[...] the anti-capitalist shtick is all a bit too much, particularly when a pint of beer costs £6.50 and comes in a Muse-branded cup. Punters can claim £2 back if they return the cup after the show. It is the kind of ingenious financial engineering that got us into this mess in the first place." Tom: I think that was the subprime mortgage crisis actually - but sure, blame it on the cups.
The Sun: "[...] the crowd went insane when Matt hopped down from the podium into the audience during their track
The Arts Desk: "They gave us a little over two hours of what is an increasingly treasured repertoire. It might have taken a little while to get going but by the final songs of the night the rousing
Uprising and Starlight- it was undeniably Muse 1, Emirates Stadium 0."