Twenty-year rock veterans Incubus wowed the audience with a one-off stop at the Santa Barbara Bowl on July 15, supporting their sixth studio album, “If Not Now, When?”
They opened with three of their older but well-known hits, “Megalomaniac,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Pardon Me.” While they were advertising their new album, they plucked out a couple of tracks from it including their lead single, “Adolescents.” “Promises, Promises,” and “In the Company of Wolves,” were also included in the boisterous set.
Incubus’ vigilance, especially the hyper-active lead singer Brandon Boyd’s, showed their vision to move the crowd into a frenzy. The band pampered the stage with crazy lights and a live feed video backdrop that somehow pulled the audience into a psychadelic chamber. They rocketed off into a great start for their upcoming tour and proved that though their new album has altered their famed music style, the change didn’t keep them from rocking the house still.