Muse Joined By The Edge

As they perform at Glastonbury
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Stadium prog mavericks Muse have been joined onstage by U2 guitarist The Edge at this year's Glastonbury.

U2 were supposed to headline this year's Glastonbury, but pulled out on the eve of the festival. The Irish rock giants cancelled, with singer Bono undergoing emergency back surgery and therefore being unable to perform.

The cancellation of U2 left Muse as the most bombastic band on the bill. Performing on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night (June 26th) the Teignmouth trio were joined by U2 guitarist The Edge.

Returning to Glastonbury for the second time in six years, Muse blasted through material from across their output. The trio played a stripped down set, with singer Matt Bellamy appearing relaxed throughout.

"I can't believe it's not fucking raining" said the rock frontman. I've been waiting 15 years for it to be sunny at Glastonbury. Shout out to Michael Eavis! And his daughter!"

The band's set drew heavily on recent album 'The Resistance' but Muse also found space to throw in a couple of obscurities. The trio brought out 'Nishe', the B-side to 2000 single 'Unintended', and a crowd pleasing cover of 'Feeling Good', the song made famous by Nina Simone.

Returing for the encore, Muse were joined by The Edge to rattle through the U2 classic 'Where The Streets Have No Name'. "This is our friend The Edge," Muse frontman Matt Bellamy told the crowd.

Leaving to huge applause, the guitarist seemed delighted by the response. Michael Eavis has already stated his intention to book U2 again at some point in the future.

Finishing with the double blast of 'Plug In Baby' and 'Knights Of Cydonia' the band left the fireworks until last.

Muse played:

'Uprising'
'Supermassive Black Hole'
'New Born'
'Map Of The Problematique'
'Guiding Light'
'Citizen Erased'
'Nishe'
'United States Of Eurasia'
'Feeling Good'
'Undisclosed Desires'
'Resistance'
'Hysteria'
'Time Is Running Out'
'Starlight'
'Stockholm Syndrome'
'Where The Streets Have No Name'
'Plug In Baby'
'Knights Of Cydonia'

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