Alternative rock and prog-rock don’t usually have too much to do with each other, but Muse has made a phenomenal career of combining the two during the past couple decades.
The British trio, sparked by Matt Bellamy’s lovely falsetto singing a classically influenced guitar and keyboard work, will be performing Sunday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
There are two opening acts. One is PVRIS (pronounced “Paris”), which scored pretty well with its debut album “White Noise” in 2014. The band is scheduled to release its follow-up album, “All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell,” in August. (The title is reference to a line from an Emily Dickinson poem, to give you an idea of the band’s rock and roll sensibilities.)
The band after PVRIS and before Muse is 30 Seconds to Mars, the platinum-selling band fronted by Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto. 30 Seconds is a good fit for Muse. The band’s sound has, at different phases of its career, been compared to that of the Smashing Pumpkins, U2 and Pink Floyd.
The band has four albums, including its obscure and eponymous 2002 debut, its sophomore album “A Beautiful Lie” that launched the band into the musical big-time and its most recent, 2013’s “Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams,” which has been its biggest selling record so far.