Muse is known for being dramatic, and the band didn't disappoint at the first of three shows at the Staples Center. Following a heavy dubstep jam that opened the concert, the British rock trio transitioned into tracks from last year's "The 2nd Law." Frontman Matt Bellamy unleashed a distorted guitar solo of "The Star-Spangled Banner" as an intro to "Hysteria," followed by "Panic Station," "Bliss" and "Supermassive Black Hole," which rallied a lifeless audience into a dancing frenzy. By "Animals," security was escorting overzealous fans off the floor. Muse's stage show resembled a massive EDM endeavor--LED screens lined the stage and lasers rained over the crowd. After "Stockholm Syndrome"--which ended with a Rage Against the Machine "Freedom" riff-a pyramid of TV screens engulfed the group. It was an energetic performance, showcasing a grittier side of the band's well-­polished albums.