|Over the course of a career that has already spanned more than two decades, Incubus has become a niche favorite for fans of the pop rock scene. Since its founding in 1991, the band has grown from a small-town presence to a regional favorite and ultimately into an internationally known phenomenon. While the group’s roster has gone through a handful of changes, Incubus’ most well-known lineup consists of vocalist Brandon Boyd, bassist Ben Kenney, drummer Jose Pasillas, guitarist Mike Einziger and mixer Chris “DJ” Kilmore. The group is known for its emphatic stage presence, thoughtful lyricism and energetic live shows. If you’re looking for a rock concert experience like no other, guarantee your spot by purchasing your Incubus tickets today!
The band first came together in Calabasas, California. At the time, several of the the group’s members were in high school together and began jamming through mutual friends. While it took a long time for the group to develop its name, it ultimately settled on Incubus when it began playing in and around Los Angeles in 1991. Before they had even graduated from high school, the members of Incubus were beginning to record music together and generating buzz throughout Southern California. The band recorded its first EP, Let Me Tell Ya ’Bout Root Beer, in 1995. Shortly thereafter, the band signed with Epic Records and released its debut album, Fungus Amongus?, in the same year. This was immediately followed by a commercially successful EP, Enjoy Incubus.
Rise to fame
The band’s early work generated enough hype that it was able to join Korn on a major tour in both the U.S. and Europe. While it was touring, the group was also generating new material and beginning to work on its second major record. In 1997, Incubus released its second full-length album, S.C.I.E.N.C.E., to critical acclaim. As the band began to gain more and more radio airplay across the country and overseas, it also experienced heightened booking requests. In 1997 and during the several years that followed, Incubus played alongside bands like Korn and 311 and was booked to the Ozzfest Tour. The group’s largest breakthrough came in October 1999 with the release of Make Yourself. Driven largely by the success of the massive hit “Drive,” Make Yourself lifted the band to new heights commercially.
Other work and critical acclaim
Since the release of Make Yourself, Incubus has gone on to put out at least four more records and two other EPs. The records include Morning View, A Crow Left of the Murder…, Light Grenades and If Not Now, When?, which were released in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2011, respectively. The band’s other EPs include When Incubus Attacks Volume I and Trust Fall, which were released in 2000 and 2015. The group continues to tour both as a solo act and festival performer.