Over the weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2007, MUSE took to the stage at the new Wembley Stadium in London for two unprecedented sold out shows that are increasingly recognised as amongst the definitive live moments of the year. Muse were the first band to take the stage at the stadium since its redevelopment: now those who were amongst the 150,000 lucky ones and those who couldn't get tickets can relive these events with the release of a brand new DVD and CD of the shows. The concerts once again demonstrated the raw power and unquenchable ambition of one of the UK's most successful long term bands and one of, if not the, greatest, most ambitious live act in the world at the present time.
Little wonder that Kerrang described the Saturday night show simply: "What a gig. What a night. What a band", clearly left breathless by the power and invention they had just witnessed. The Guardian were moved to suggest that "few are more suited than MUSE to take on what Pele described as the cathedral of football" in a rare 5/5 review. The footage on the HAARP DVD is taken from the show on Sunday 17th June with the live CD featuring their first date at the stadium, Saturday 16th.
Both DVD (Disc 2) & CD (Disc 1) feature the huge hits from 2006's global hit album, 'Black Holes and Revelations', including show stopper 'Knights Of Cydonia', Starlight' and 'Supermassive Black Hole'. As you would expect, HAARP also features Muse classics including 'Plug In Baby', 'Time Is Running Out', 'Feeling Good', 'Hysteria', 'New Born' and a host of others. With their latest album, 'Black Holes and Revelations', MUSE have cemented their position as one of few UK acts to score massive success across the continent and further afield. The endless stream of plaudits and awards and the rapturous response to their summer shows at London's Wembley Stadium demonstrate a band at the height of their powers: HAARP captures this breadth of success and acclaim with drama, style and action.