On their third visit to the Philippines, Incubus held their concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum—the venue where they had their first show in 2011. Performing to a packed venue, filled with their loyalistas and new generation Incubus fans, they rocked the stage with a repertoire consisting mostly of songs from their current album 8. That, plus their well-loved hits spanning two decades.
For their 8 tour, Incubus brought with them a circular LED screen filled with lights which were programmed to provide psychedelic visuals to their songs. With no other frills besides this, it was basically just the band and their music and it was just as glorious as any big production concert I’ve seen.
From their 1999 album Make Yourself’were "Pardon Me" and "Drive"—their biggest hit to date—which made the crowd go expectedly wild. They also performed "Nice To Know You," "Wish You Were Here," and "Warning" from 2001’s Morning View, and "Anna Molly" from 2006’s Light Grenade. Incubus made sure fans had more than their fill of their favorite alternative band. (Personally though, I was hoping that they did one of my personal favorites, "Are You In," which I loved singing at my gigs or even at the KTV!
The night wouldn't be complete without seeing the abs of the band’s frontman Brandon Boyd, which he slowly revealed layer by layer. And in each article of clothing removed, the crowd went cray cray, chanting, "Take it off!" 'Cause, c’mon the night ain't gonna be complete without ‘em.
Over two decades later, Incubus is still on the top of their game when it comes to owning that stage with a presence uniquely all their own and the distinct vocals of Boyd which sounds like it’s still 1995.
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Photographs taken from Incubus's Instagram account