The California band brings their signature alt-rock funk psychedelia to Irvine, celebrating all their greatest hits.
Last year, the California band celebrated the 20th anniversary of their incredible Morning View album — the album borne in Malibu, California, with its softer ambience, aggression and grooves. Standout songs like “Are You In?”, “Nice To Know You”, “Mexico” and “Wish You Were Here” are featured on this album, which the band was happy to showcase during their comeback summer 2022 tour at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA, fresh out of the pandemic.
The band opened with “Nice To Know You” to “Circles” and “Wish You Were Here.” As I snapped a couple photos from the front VIP pit, the energy of the fans was something else.
The thing about fans of Incubus is I feel they are some of the most chill people you’ll ever meet. As fans are often a reflection of the type of people Incubus is and stands for, the heavy rock ambient moodiness to feelings of peace and serenity that Incubus often writes about were felt.
As lead singer Brandon Boyd sang, “I lean against the wind, pretend that I am weightless / And in this moment, I am happy, happy,” we all couldn’t help but share that same sentiment.
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In a time when I’ve been feeling extra heavy from a post-pandemic world and ailments of growing older and trying to find peace of mind with where I am and where I feel I’m meant to go, Incubus served as a gentle reminder for me to keep holding onto the warmth inside of me.