REVIEW: MUSE PLAY TEIGNMOUTH (04/09/09)
Crowds of excited Muse fans descended on The Den in Teignmouth last Friday and Saturday for two Supermassive homecoming gigs from the multi award winning Devon band. With over 10,000 Muse fans pouring into the sleepy seaside town of Teignmouth on both the Friday and the Saturday, these special gigs took place at The Den – which is more commonly known as somewhere to play football or adventure golf. Measures were taken to ensure the safety of gig goers, from extra trains and barriers at the train station to marshalled walks from the car park opened specially for the occasion – with Muse literally taking over the town for what must be the most coveted chance for any band – to play a huge gig on their home turf.
Support on the Friday night came from local band The Quails (also from Teignmouth) and local singer songwriter Cosmo Jarvis (who sounded a lot like Mike Skinner/Jamie T on that huge stage) as Muse added another string to their “giving something back to our homies” bow.
Kicking off a string of dates around the USA and in Europe to promote fifth studio album ‘The Resistance’, the band set a triumphant tone to their upcoming tour with a phenomenal set that took fans on an epic laser punctuated journey through their hits. Wellies proved to be a good idea for gig goers, because despite clear skies and a full moon for the duration of the gig, things got a bit muddy as Muse-lovers churned up the grass. From Plug In Baby, to Stockholm Syndrome, and from Time Is Running out to Map of the Problematique, Muse played a stonking set that didn’t let up and didn’t disappoint. Finishing off with the massive Knights Of Cydonia, Muse left the huge crowd on a high that won’t be forgotten for a long time.
by 247 Magazine