August 5, 2007 6:26
Muse thrill massive Lollapalooza crowd
They bring Saturday night to a climactic close
Muse drew a massive crowd to their Saturday-night headlining set at Lollapalooza, despite a sudden downpour and a competing performance from Interpol at the opposite end of Chicago's Grant Park.
Britain's biggest live act were introduced by festival founder Perry Farrell who said, "This band has been coming on and on and on, just like the rain."
Muse's epic stadium rock proved ideal for the adoring American audience who sang along and pumped their fists in the air during several songs including 'Black Holes And Revelations' and the stunning 'Time Is Running Out'.
An impressive light show illuminated the stage, which was surrounded by Chicago skyscrapers on all sides.
Frontman Matt Bellamy alternated between his guitar and a grand piano, which he worked to great effect during 'Butterflies And Hurricanes', drawing cheers and hollers from the crowd.
"Thank you very much, Lollapalooza. You guys are very kind," Bellamy said, bringing Saturday night to a climactic close.
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