Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre 2007 (gig)

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Matt, Dom, and Chris (left to right)
Muse show
Venue Gibson Amphitheatre[1][2] (KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas[2])
Date 9th December 2007[2]
Location Universal City, Los Angeles, CA[source?]
Country USA
Songs 12[source?]
Support Jimmy Eat World et al[2]
Start (UTC-8) 21:55[source?]
Capacity 6,189[1]
Price Unknown
Sold out? Unknown

Muse played for the second night of 2007's KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas.[2]


The official broadcast times were as follows:[3]

  • 23:10 - End*
  • 21:55 - Muse
  • 21:05 - Jimmy Eat World
  • 20:30 - Modest Mouse
  • 20:05 - Special Guest (The Killers)
  • 19:30 - The Shins
  • 19:00 - Silversun Pickups
  • 18:30 - Feist
  • 18:00 - Spoon

*Not officially listed

Before Jimmy Eat World's last song, their lead singer made a comment on Muse's showmanship.

The show

Matthew Bellamy literally did take a bow during 'Take a Bow'. The band made a mistake in the transition from the 'Whole Lotta Love' riff to the "Jimmy Jam" riff - Dominic Howard and Christopher Wolstenholme continued playing 'Whole Lotta Love' whilst Bellamy went onto the next riff (JimmyJam). Balloons were released during 'Plug In Baby'. During the 'New Born' solo, Bellamy seemed to have mistaken his whammy expression pedal for his volume expression pedal, causing a volume swell instead of a whammy swell. Also, during "Time Is Running Out", his Kaoss Manson seemed to malfunction for a brief moment.

Bellamy used the "vibrato" setting on his Kaoss Pad to play 'the Star-Spangled Banner' (the national anthem of United States) before 'Hysteria', which can be heard in this video.

During the second verse of 'New Born', Bellamy is seen using his whammy to create the patterns usually associated with him strumming. He seemed throughout the performance to have lost some control over his voice due to the lack of clarity in his voice as well as his constant gasping for breath.

After 'Knights of Cydonia', Bellamy hinted that they'd play Los Angeles again in 2008 by saying 'see you next year'.


Howard wore his Spiderman outfit for the show.


JEW's set Jim Adkins
(JEW lead singer)
"Ladies and gentlemen, Muse are up next. Thank God we don't have to play after them. We played with Muse in Washington DC, and a little conversation went on after that, 'cause they'd never heard that expression. I had to explain what 'having one's ass handed to them' means and... no doubt they're going to do the same thing tonight." ...
After Take a Bow Bellamy "Good evening Los Angeles!"
After Maggie's Farm "Thanks very much, cheers".
Before New Born Howard "Thank you LA. How're you guys doing? Nice to be back here again".
After Hyper Music "Right, let's just chill out for a second".
After Ruled by Secrecy Bellamy "Cheers".
After Hysteria "Thanks a lot".
After Starlight "Thanks very much".
After Knights of Cydonia Bellamy "Thank you California, we love you. See you next year".
Howard "Merry Christmas Los Angeles. Happy holidays. Cheers. You guys rock [mic cut]".


The concert was webcast in asf format, with one ~300k stream and one ~600k stream. A dump of the 600k asf web stream can be found here.



  1. a b Gibson Ampitheatre. Wikipedia. Retrieved 2007-11-14 from secure.wikipedia.com.
  2. a b c d e f (2007-11-14). [KROQ/Muselive news]. KROQ. Retrieved 2007-11-14 from muselive.com.
  3. AT&T blue room Music - Exclusive Webcasts, Music Festivals, Concerts Interviews (2007-12-09). Blueroom. Retrieved 2007-12-10 from attblueroom.com.

See also

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