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MUSE with Thirty Seconds to Mars – Shoreline Amphitheater (PHOTOS/REVIEW)

Muse - Shoreline Amphitheater. Mountain View, CA.

Matt Bellamy performs with Muse at Shoreline Amphitheater. Photo by Clay Lancaster.

In the interim period between their current single “Dig Down” and an as- yet-untitled upcoming album, Muse stopped through the San Francisco area to entertain Shoreline Amphitheater… a sold-out crowd of 22,000. Jared Leto’s Thirty Seconds to Mars was featured as main support, with PVRIS as the show’s opener.

Leto appeared in energetic form, waving a giant flag and dressed in ridiculous garb, akin to a blind shopping spree at a thrift sore. To be fair, it was a more interesting outfit than some of his others on tour.

Thirty Seconds to Mars - Shoreline. Mountain View, CA.

Jared Leto performs with Thirty Seconds to Mars at Shoreline. Photo by Clay Lancaster.

30 Seconds to Mars did offer a fist-pumping set that kept the audience excited for their 50-ish minute set. Jared Leto does know how to work a crowd, and ran up the aisle between rows of excited fans, eventually crawling in between people and singing a good chunk of their opening song from the seats.

Around 9:10pm, a line of LED screens flipped on behind Dom Howard’s copper-toned drum kit, signaling Muse’s arrival. Matt Bellamy could be seen with neon blue glasses (and matching guitar binding), appearing in between flashes of the panels around him and eventually launching into “Dig Down”.

Muse - Shoreline Amphitheater. Mountain View, CA.

Chris Wolstenholme and Dom Howard perform with Muse at Shoreline Amphitheater. Photo by Clay Lancaster.

Muse sounded in top form, as usual. Heavy guitars, pounding drums, and thundering bass that could be heard clearly from the parking lot a quarter mile away. Chris Wolstenholme’s double-neck bass was something to behold, with one neck being traditional strings and the other containing what looked like midi-triggering buttons.

The band then dove straight into some of their more intense tunes, starting with “Psycho” and then the blazing “Hysteria”. Bellamy’s vocals never wavered, with his signature wail in tact, and each song was garnished with crazy guitar noises and solos for flare.

Full setlist and photos below (by, and Muse has a handful of US dates left for this Summer/Fall tour.

  1. Dig Down

  2. [Drill Sergeant]
  3. Psycho
  4. Interlude
  5. Hysteria
  6. Butterflies & Hurricanes
  7. Plug In Baby
  8. The 2nd Law: Isolated System
  9. Stockholm Syndrome
  10. Supermassive Black Hole
  11. New Kind of Kick
  12. Madness
  13. Dead Inside
  14. Take a Bow
    (First time in US since 2010)
  15. Munich Jam
  16. Starlight
  17. Time Is Running Out
  18. Mercy
  19. Uprising
  20. Knights of Cydonia