Patrick Wall, Style Editor

Expect a hard-rocking crowd and two harder rocking bands when Muse and Silversun Pickups take the stage at the Patriot Center on Monday.

Hailing from across the pond in England, Muse is enjoying some of the greatest success of its career. The Resistance, the trio’s latest release, held the number one spot on Billboard’s Rock Albums chart. The single “Uprising,” a remix of the band’s song “I Belong to You,” was featured on the platinum-selling Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack.

The band entered the spotlight in the U.S. with their 2003 release Absolution. Fueled by singles like “Hysteria” and “Time is Running Out,” the band earned a solid fanbase outside of their native country.

Opening for Muse is California’s Silversun Pickups, a band whose young career is taking off. On the heels of Swoon, the band’s sophomore release, they were nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy this past year.

The band’s lead single “Panic Switch” reached the top of the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.

This show marks only the beginning of a North American tour that will take the bands across the United States and Canada through April.

Tickets have sold out through the Patriot Center and Ticketmaster, although seats are still available through ticket exchange companies.