Incubus Brings 8 Tour to Camden, Electrifies BB&T

All photography courtesy of Brittany Salerno 

After their 8th studio album release, properly entitled “8”, Incubus embarked on a 2017 World tour. Stopping in Camden, New Jersey alongside Jimmy Eat World and Tennessee’s own Judah and the Lion, the band proves their sound and intensity is as timeless as ever.

Judah and the Lion opened up the night with a high-energy performance including “Suit and Jacket”, a cover of The Killer’s Mr. Brightside, and a signature Judah cover of T-Pain’s “Booty Wurk”. Breaking out the auto-tune, the band was far from timid in simultaneously shaking and grooving their booties in unison. An ode to “not taking life too seriously”, while reminding fans that they can do anything was the preamble to a hollowing rendition of “Going to Mars”. Their unique sound is brought to life on stage, with frontman Judah Akers’ natural ability to take a crowd by storm (literally). As they closed their set with their Billboard Alternative hit, “Take It All Back”, Akers took off around the entire arena, rushing the lawn and getting every single person on their feet. 

Judah Akers of Judah and the Lion performs at BB&T Pavillion

Jimmy Eat World kept the evening going strong as they played classic hits like “Big Casino”,  Pain”, “Work” and a beautiful acoustically forward delivery of “Hear You Me”, with haunting backing vocals that sent chills down the spines of anyone in tuned to the lyrics being sung. Resurrecting the energy, Jimmy Eat World closed out with “The Sweetness” (inviting every person in BB&T to sing the “whoa, oh, oh’s”) and “The Middle”.

Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World greets the crowd of fans in Camden, New Jersey

 

Incubus took the stage by storm, opening up the night with “Quicksand” leading into “A Kiss to Send Us Off”, which on album the two tracks back to back make you want to jump out of your seat, but hearing it live was the perfect kick in the ass for what was to come.

The set list favored so many of their heavier hits like “Stellar”, “Megalomaniac”, “Anna Molly”, and “Nice to Know You”. Tucked amongst those heavy tracks were the melodic masterpieces that can only be paid justice by frontman, Brandon Boyd’s vocals. 

Love Hurts”, “Here in My Room”, and “Dig” were eloquent yet powerful threads woven throughout their high-intensity performance. “Sick Sad Little World” never disappoints, as Michael Einziger’s guitar solo is a magical place to become lost in.

Michael Einziger of Incubus shreds during Anna Molly at BB&T Pavilion

Midway through their set, Boyd notes, “This is for our friend, Chester”, as they lead into “Wish You Were Here”, leading into a mystifying cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”…a perfect tribute for a tragic loss to a vital contributor to the world of music. 

Incubus proves their new sound and energy is as lasting as ever, as they performed various tracks from their latest album including, “State of the Art”, “Nimble Bastard” and “Loneliest”.

Check out some of our favorite shots from this incredible night below!

 

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