By: Josh Nagy
The Honda Civic Tour has toured all over America for now 12 years. The Tour has carried names as such as Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, and even Blink 182. This year’s lineup included heavy hitters like Linkin Park and Incubus. The tour made its stop to The Palace of Auburn Hills on August 21st, and performed the favorites to the crowd.
I’ve never been a big fan of Incubus. In fact, I can’t name you five Incubus songs. I do know they have a huge fan base and have been around a long time, but that’s all I could tell you about them. This being said I didn’t really enjoy their set. Maybe it’s their lengthy songs? For being the co-headliner of the show, I felt like they were on stage for a longer period of time than Linkin Park. Maybe it was the people obstructing my view of the show? They never sat down. Maybe Incubus is just overrated? Probably not, they wouldn’t be that famous if they were. The audience however loved every moment of their set. There were moments during their set I did enjoy. “Drive,” “Promises, Promises,” and “Pardon Me,” were the songs where they shined on the most. The crowd really got into Incubus’s performance, and the band fed off the crowd’s energy. Other than those 3 songs, the band just seemed to perform in slow motion for me.
I want to be wrong. I want to say Incubus rocked my world. Here’s the truth: I Can’t. Incubus put me to sleep and that’s that.
If you are a fan of Incubus, tune into WXOU this Thursday from 3 to 5 pm. The Molotov Rocktail will be airing their interview with Incubus guitarist, Mike Einzinger.
Linkin Park was a band that a 13/14 year old version of me would have died to see. Before this concert, I probably had not listened to the band for about 3 or 4 years. I just remember listening to them nonstop for a period of my life, so my expectations for them were extremely high. I am thrilled to report that they exceed any expectation I had and more. If you are a fan of the band, I highly recommend you go see them live. They were equally as good as any of their recordings they’ve ever released. In my opinion, it’s hard to find a band that reaches that expectation anymore.
You name it, old Linkin Park, new Linkin Park, they played everything. Singer, Chester Bennington and rapper, Mike Shinoda were on the top of their game that night. The band literally gave everything they had to the audience. Not to mention, the light show, pyrotechnics, and video display added to the performance. They highlighted each of the bands songs, and added to the overall effect of the show. “Bleed It Out,” “BURN IT DOWN,” and “Faint,” were just a few of the songs that Linkin Park impressed me with. If I gave you my complete list, I’d be handing you over their entire set list.
Trust me, if you’re a Linkin Park fan, you have to check them out live.