Live Review: Incubus Performs to Sold Out Crowd at Santa Barbara Bowl

Long-time rockers Incubus, sold out the Santa Barbara Bowl on July 15th, proving that they are just as popular now as they were during the height of their mainstream career, which took off in 1999 with the album, Make Yourself. The band took their audience on a musical journey Friday night, performing 19 songs from their older albums including, Make Yourself, Morning View, A Crow Left of the Murder and Light Grenades. The night would not have been complete without songs from their latest album titled, If Not Now, When? Long-time fans definitely got their money’s worth as the concert provided something for everyone. Whether a fan of their older stuff or a fan of just their radio-friendly hits, attendees got to experience it all.

8:30pm Incubus have yet to take the stage. Fans patiently wait and purchase copious amounts of booze on the floor below.

8:45pm The lights dimmed for 3 minutes before members of the band appeared on stage. “Megalomaniac” was the first song performed. As soon as the crowd heard the first song, they scrambled their way to their seats while managing to avoid spilling their beer. Half way between the song, not an empty seat was located at the crowded venue. A clear sign that audience members were “feeling” the music, fans sang along to every song with their hands in the air. Taking fans down memory lane, they performed two popular radio hits, “Wish You Were Here” and “Pardon Me.”

Similar to almost any concert, the smell of marijuana filled the air. After performing fan favorites, the band played older songs circa 1990’s and early 2000’s including three songs from their newly released album, If Not Now, When? Almost all songs performed were from various eras of Incubus’ musical career.

For instance, the majority of the songs were off of their 1999 album, Make Yourself. They also performed songs off of Morning View from 2001, A Crow Left of the Murder from 2003, and Light Grenades from 2005.

It’s not too late to catch Incubus live and in action. Check them out as they tour the world in support of their latest album, If Not Now, When?.

Incubus 2011 Tour Dates:
07/23 – Kuala Lumpur, MY @ Stadium Negara
07/26 – Jakarta, ID @ Istora Senayan
07/28 – Manila, PH @ Araneta Coliseum
07/30 – Niigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock
07/31 – Jisan Valley, KR @ Jisan Valley Rock Festival
08/05 – Honolulu, HI @ Kaka’ako Waterfront Park
08/17 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/19 – Kansas City, KS @ Livestrong Sporting Park
08/20 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
08/21 – Chicago, IL @ Charer One Pavilion
08/23 – Indianaplis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
08/24 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/26 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavillion at Nautica
08/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
08/28 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Ampitheater
08/30 – Columbus, OH @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
08/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
09/01 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
09/03 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater
09/04 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
09/07 – Hartford, CT @ Mohegan Sun
09/09 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
09/10 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
09/11 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
09/13 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
09/16 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
09/17 – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless at Encore Park
09/18 – Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
09/20 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park
09/29 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
09/30 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/01 – Austin, TX @ The Backyard
10/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
10/07 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
10/08 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
10/09 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Ampitheater

For full coverage, see the slide show below courtesy of Nicole Lemberg:

All photos by Nicole Lemberg for Disarray Magazine

About the Author

Nicole Lemberg is a teen concert photographer, reviewer, and band interviewer. She runs her own website and her work has been published on numerous music related sites. In her free time Nicole goes to concerts and hangs out with friends.

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