Incubus Brings the Thunder to Dallas, TX

Texas has been nothing but full of heat the past few weeks. The heat coupled with an impending thunderstorm would make you think about staying home. But not when Incubus comes through with Sublime with Rome & The Aquadolls.

The show opened with the California – based band The Aquadolls. Formed back in 2012 by lead singer Melissa Brooks currently with Keliah Nina on bass & Jacqueline Proctor on drums. The band opened the show with some beautiful melodies and what can be described as just feel – good music. The crowd might have been dying from the heat but with The Aquadolls on stage, the heat is put on the back burner (pun intended).

Next band on stage was Sublime with Rome. It should go without saying what legendary status this band has. The musical talents of Eric Wilson & Rome Ramirez are just unmatched. You can tell the crowd was excited and has been waiting all day to see. Being only 27 years old, I’ve been listening to Sublime with Rome since high school. Listening to Rome and the crowd sing together in harmony was such a magical moment.

Closing out the night was Incubus. Unfortunately, at the point of the night that storm was closing in and in an almost magical way, the lightening was illuminating the sky. While the band didn’t get to finish their set, you can tell both the band and crowd were enjoying every second leading up to the end. Every single seat at Dos Equis Pavilion was filled, the pit full of bodies singing and moving, and the entire lawn area just full of people in bliss. As with Sublime with Rome, Incubus has just a legendary string of albums. A career spanning almost my entire life and they live up to it.

Setlist (as of The Woodlands, TX show)

  1. Nice to Know You
  2. Circles
  3. Wish You Were Here
  4. Anna Molly
  5. Just a Phase
  6. Are You In? (with Riders on the Storm (The Doors) snippet)
  7. Sick Sad Little World
  8. Stellar
  9. Megalomaniac
  10. Echo
  11. Mexico
  12. Pardon Me
  13. Karma, Come Back
  14. Vitamin
  15. The Warmth
  16. Dig

Encore:

  1. Warning
  2. Drive

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