Generally, a new record means new material for the tour. With Moments and Melodies, Incubus' newest release, that's not the case. That's because it's a collection of hits and B-sides with two new tracks. Again, no matter — Incubus simply doesn't disappoint live. Saturday night's performance at the newly renovated Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami was brilliant. In a nutshell, Incubus kicked ass and let us know it wasn't screwing around from the get-go. The band opened strong with "Pardon Me" and followed with "Nice to Know You." From there, it didn't relent, barreling through a set chock-full of hits as the sweaty, undulating sea of fans sang along in the balmy Miami night. "Anna Molly," "Stellar," "Megalomaniac," "Circles," "Love Hurts," and "Drive" all made appearances, to the delight of the crowd.
I could try to dissect it and classify differences and distinctions, but the fact is, seeing Incubus live is an emotional experience, and any logic flies out the window. Plus, I already told you I was drunk last time. And this time. So, the guys will have to forgive me for using their line, but Incubus' live show is, in a word, stellar. Plain and simple.