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INDIO, CA - APRIL 19: Musician Matthew Bellamy of Muse performs onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 19, 2014 in Indio, California.

Muse brought its latest North American tour to New York this week for a special show at the SummerStage Concert Series in Central Park.

The group played through a steady drizzle on Monday (July 25) for a show that benefitted the city’s Coalition for the Homeless; The organization said the show was Muse’s idea, with proceeds from ticket sales and additional donations solicited on site going to the charity.

Muse’s set included favorites such as “Super Massive Blackhole, “Bliss,” “Hysteria,” “Map Of the Problematique” and an acoustic version of “Undisclosed Desires,” as well as a cover of the Cramps’ “New Kind Of Kick.”

Muse is off until an August 1 show near Pittsburgh and will be among the headliners at Lollapalooza on Aug. 3 in Chicago.

 

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