Incubus and friends return to Chula Vista, California

Incubus has hit the road again, bringing their high-energy live show to cities around the U.S. and Canada. They’ve assembled a stacked lineup with support from Sublime With Rome and The Aquadolls. With their latest album, released in January of this year, Incubus has proven they’ve still got it. Since the band formed in 1991, they have been on fire, releasing hit record after hit record. After selling more than 20 million records worldwide, you can bet that Incubus will have a fantastic show for you! Read on for all the details!

While they’re not quite as well-known as Sublime, The Aquadolls might be the perfect opener for Incubus.

The Aquadolls’ music mixes surf rock with garage rock — a great fit for fans of Incubus and Sublime With Rome. Frontwoman Melissa Brooks formed the band in 2012 in Los Angeles and have just released their third album Charmed, which includes their new hit single “Beachy”. They are a great band that will engage the crowd and set the stage for a fantastic concert. If you like catchy music and want to see an exciting live show, The Aquadolls are perfect. Their music is fun and energetic and will most certainly get you pumped up before the main act comes on. And, they all look like they’re having the time of their lives! I think it might be often overlooked how much fun these girls are having onstage… They’re not just up there singing songs, they’re also giving you all the positive vibes and confidence in the world.

Sublime with Rome took the stage next and played all our favorite hits, from the past to the present. Rome gave us some serious vibes during the performance and sang his heart out. As usual, Eric Wilson — the lone original Sublime member — entertained us on bass and keyboard. He wore his fabulous signature tie-dye outfit and a pretty sweet-looking large hat that shows his unique and fun personality. At the same time, drummer Carlos Verdugo killed it as always on the drums. The whole band was on point and put on a spectacular show. Last, but not least, the band also had a special guest, their manager Mike “Cheez” Brown, perform a song with them. The crowd of young and longtime fans from their early days were all smiles! Fans sang along (especially to their most popular and legendary songs) and danced to the music. Rome had the crowd going and we loved every minute of it. The energy was palpable and everyone had the time of their lives as they played “Badfish,” “Santeria” and “What I Got”. It was an unforgettable experience and we can’t wait to see them again. Thanks for a fantastic show, guys!

It’s been a long time coming, but Incubus is finally back on tour and made a stop in my city.

I’ve been a fan of the band since middle school and have seen them live a couple of times, but this show was exceptional. If you’ve never seen Incubus live, you are seriously missing out. This band has been going strong for over two decades and they’re still as energetic as ever. So, if you want to see a band that has been playing since the 90s and survived the test of time, you can expect a great show!

Despite frontman Brandon Boyd still recovering from a recent back injury, he put on an impressive performance with an electrifying presence that filled the venue. Likewise, guitarist Mike Einziger shredded and performed with epic guitar prowess. Also, as always, DJ Chris Kilmore was showing off his turntable and keyboard expertise. Drummer José Pasillas rocked it along with the talented bass of Ben Kenney, which drives many of their songs. The setlist was a perfect blend of old and new songs and provided a diverse selection that pleased many fans.

Furthermore, the band offered a few surprises by performing fan-favorites like “Nice To Know You”, “Megalomaniac” and “Pardon Me”. Later in the set, Brandon and Mike were the only ones on the stage and did a beautiful acoustic version of “Mexico”. Brandon reflected on their friendship and past; you could tell what great friends they are. The night’s ultimate highlight for me was when they played “Drive” during their encore: it’s one of my all-time favorite Incubus songs and they killed it, with the crowd going nuts and singing along throughout the entire song! I left the show feeling incredibly lucky to have seen one of my favorite bands again and completely blown away by their performance. If you have a chance to see Incubus on this tour, do yourself a favor and go. You won’t regret it.

Incubus Setlist:

  1. Nice to Know You
  2. Circles
  3. Wish You Were Here
  4. Anna Molly
  5. Just a Phase
  6. Are You In?
  7. Sick Sad Little World
  8. Stellar
  9. Megalomaniac
  10. Nowhere Fast
  11. Mexico (Acoustic)
  12. Pardon Me
  13. Karma, Come Back
  14. Vitamin
  15. The Warmth
  16. Dig

Encore

  1. Warning
  2. Drive

Photography by Olivia Valdes

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