Irvine, CA – Incubus and Deftones made a stop over the weekend to perform at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre to rock Irvine. Both bands performed songs that have over the years become staples in their catalogue of music.
The show started with supporting act Death from Above 1979 when the two piece duo gave the crowd who showed up to the theatreÂ early a real treat. The heavy bass ofÂ Jesse F. Keeler mixed with the song beats of drummerÂ Sebastien Grainger showed the Irvine Meadows crowd that the future of rock is safe with these two Canadian musicians.
Deftones would take the second spot as the Sacramento, CA band took the stage. Chino Moreno in a white Morrissey shirt took the stage withÂ Stephen Carpenter at lead guitar,Â Abe Cunningham on drums,Â Frank Delgado â€“ keyboards, sampling, turntables andÂ Sergio Vega â€“ bass, backing vocals. The band opened their set withÂ Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away) which electrified the crowd. Their slow melodic hard rock sounds mixed with heavy metal guitar cannot be replaced. Though the song that really got the crowd going was the song,Â Change (In the House of Flies) which has been played on heavy radio rotation since its’ release.
Though closing the night were the boys from Calabasas, CA, Incubus. When Brandon Boyd, Mike Eizenger, Jose Pasillas, Ben Kinney and Chris Kilmore walked in on stage after a 5-minute countdown was shown on the screen you knew that a special night of live music was going to be taken to another level. You would have already have gotten your money’s worth with the Deftones but Incubus as well made the night special. The band played many of their hits starting with ‘S.T.A.Y.’ to ‘I Miss You’ and ending the night ‘A Crow Left of a Murder’ along with the band performing 15 other songs from the bands albums.
Overall, the night was a great way to wind down the summer months in an outdoor venue. Death from Above 1979, Deftones and Incubus hadÂ the concert goers leaving the venue knowing that the price for the ticket was more than matched the performance that the band left on stage. Rock was very much alive last Saturday night and the touch was carried by these three bands. The next time these bands are back in town make sure you get your tickets and not miss their performance.