Muse close second night at Wembley

My Chemical Romance and Biffy Clyro add support at mega gig

Muse closed their second night at Wembley Stadium with another stunning performance tonight (June 17).

After thrilling the crowd with the biggest gig of their lives last night (June 16), the band unleashed an equally legendary two-hour set at the newly-opened giant venue.

Unlike the first night, the trio mixed up their set throwing in four different songs including crowd favourites ‘Bliss’ and ‘Sing For Absolution’.

Kicking off with ‘Knights Of Cydonia’ singer Matt Bellamy who was dressed in an all red outfit, joked: “Well London hello. Back so soon?”

During the show, which again saw spectacular pyrotechnics, fire, smoke and gymnasts suspended from giant balloons, the band blasted through a bombastic performance with hits and classics from their backcatalogue, including ‘Super Massive Blackhole’, which saw giant marching robots projected onto the stage’s giant video screen, ‘Starlight’, ‘Time Is Running Out’, ‘Hysteria’, ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ and ‘Plug In Baby’.

Midway through the set, Bellamy played three tracks on his glass top piano including ‘Apocalypse Please’, their Nina Simone cover ‘Feeling Good’ and debut album opener ‘Sunburn’ .

Towards the end of the show the singer changed into a black jacket and white jeans as he strapped on an acoustic guitar for ‘Soldier’s Poem’ before he introduced ‘Unintended’ by telling the audience: “This is an old song and we are playing it in a new stadium”.

The band rounded off their historic two day extravaganza once again with ‘Take A Bow’ before leaving the stage to huge applause. Drummer Dominic Howard added: “You guys fucking rule. You are unbelievable. We’ll see you again soon.”

Muse played:

‘Knights Of Cydonia’

‘Hysteria’

‘Supermassive Blackhole’

‘Map Of The Problematique’

‘Forced In’

‘Sing For Absolution’

‘Butterflies & Hurricanes’

‘Hoodoo’

‘Apocalypse Please’

‘Feeling Good’

‘Sunburn’

‘Invincible’

‘Starlight’

‘Blues Jam’

‘Time Is Running Out’

‘Newborn’

‘Soldiers Poem’

‘Unintended’

‘Blackout’

‘Bliss’

‘Plug In Baby’

‘Stockholm Syndrome’

‘Take A Bow’

In between a series of Mexican waves, My Chemical Romance got the crowd in the mood as they tore through an hour set which was heavy on tracks from ‘The Black Parade’ including ‘I Don’t Love You’, ‘Dead!’ and their Number One hit ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ .

During their show they thanked Muse for adding them to their support bill as singer Gerard Way told the audience: “We want to thank those guys for fulfilling a lifetime dream for us, playing at Wembley.” Later the singer also dedicated ‘Cancer’ to a “couple of friends” in the crowd.

Biffy Clyro brought their new Number Two album ‘Puzzle’ to the stadium with a short set which saw the band perform the likes of ‘Who’s Got A Match’, ‘A Whole Child Ago’, ‘Get Fucked Stud’ and hit single ‘Saturday Superhouse’.

Frontman Simon Neil took time out to wish his dad, who was watching in the crowd, a Happy Father’s Day. He later also urged the crowd to “scream for Muse so they can hear.”

New York electro two piece Shy Child welcomed Muse fans who arrived early with a synth driven afternoon set.

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Check back on June 18 to hear an exclusive version of Muse’s new single, ’Map Of The Problematique’, which was recorded live at Wembley over the weekend.