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crew, which has long ranked as one of the best arena-rock acts in
the business, definitely hasn't lost its flair for the dramatic.
Monday's concert at Oracle Arena in Oakland was another tour de
force of special effects and high-concept theatrics that grew more
impressive as the roughly two-hour concert progressed.
Fortunately, the music was every bit as big as
It was just a big stage and a big light show. It
was a suitable enough setting for most arena-rock bands -- but it
seemed surprisingly simplistic for a British trio that has built
much of its popularity, at least in this country, by delivering
huge, flashy spectacles in concert.
Then the mammoth inverted pyramid built from
dozens of video screens lowered from the ceiling, providing a
scene not unlike when the spaceship arrived in Steven Spielberg's
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind," and fans knew they were
watching the right band.
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