In recent years when Incubus has played Los Angeles, CA, they’ve played The Forum (with Deftones), the Glen Helen Amphitheater (with System of a Down headlining) the Hollywood Bowl, and just last month Ohana Fest. On Oct. 2h and 27, Incubus played two sold-out nights at the Greek Theatre. These were two of the last four shows of the Greek’s 2019 season. Incubus formed in 1991 with Calabasas High students Brandon Boyd (lead vocals), Mike Einziger (guitar), and Jose Pasillas (drums). DJ Chris Kilmore joined in 1998 and bassist Ben Kenny joined in 2003. Incubus has released a total of eight studio albums, and this year is the 20th anniversary of Make Yourself.
The exact date of the release of Make Yourself was Oct. 26 so it was fitting the anniversary would fall on the LA show. To celebrate this groundbreaking 2x platinum album, Incubus has been on a North American tour that will run through Nov. 15. The first part of the show consisted of the entire album being performed with “Privilege” through “Out From Under.” For “Battlestar Scralatchtica," special surprise guests Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark, who scratched on the original recording, traded off on the turntables with Kilmore.
The second part of the show included five songs starting with “Into the Summer,” and ended with “Warning” before the encore. The two-song encore was “Anna Molly,” and “Wish You Were Here.” Incubus is the kind of band to see over and over again and there’s always something magical about seeing them, especially outdoors. They’re the type of band who can play one heavy song then a softer song, yet keep the audience captivated from beginning to end.