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mtvU brought Razorlight and Muse to Ball State University's Campus (RMR/Jack Shepler)

MUNCIE, IN (RMR) - England invaded Muncie, Ind., on Sunday, April 24, when Muse and supporting act Razorlight played to an audience of college students, diehard Muse fans and locals.

Headliners of the MTVU Campus Invasion tour, Muse took the stage with a giant backdrop of the cover of their latest album, “Absolution.” The stage was composed of an array of machinery-looking props and lead singer Matthew Bellamy’s keyboard stand was built into an elaborate light show that went off with each key pressed.

The trio blasted through a 12-song set with a two-song encore. Not allowing much time for chitchat between songs, the group focused on playing a healthy mixture of old and new songs with perfection and intensity. The most dramatic and pivotal song of the night was “Time is Running Out,” as the audience responded with unanimous singing along and a sea of movement.

Other songs the band chose to play at Emens Auditorium on the Ball State University campus were “Sunburn,” and “Apocalypse Please” was the opening song.

Opening band Razorlight resembled a blend of the Rolling Stones, circa the 1960s, and the Strokes. Lead singer Johnny Borrell’s vocals were soothing to listen to and the set had a general “nod-your-head-and-tap-your-feet” feel that was acknowledged by the audience. The audience also responded with laughter when Borrell introduced the song, “All the Brunettes in the U.S.A.”

The large stage seemed to be an obstacle for both bands, as they did not utilize the space and rarely approached the audience, eliminating a lot of interaction with the crowd.

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