Incubus To Play ‘Morning View’ In Full Across US Tour And Announce New Bassist

Incubus are set to play their seminal ‘Morning View’ album in full throughout a ten-date arena tour this summer – and have announced a change in their lineup.

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The band are currently set to release a re-recording of their 2001 album, ‘Morning View XXIII’, which is set to arrive May 10.

And having played the original material in full at a Hollywood Bowl concert in October (where they were joined by Lizzo on flute for a rendition of ‘Aqueous Transmission’), the band have decided “to share that love” with more dates later this year where they’ll do likewise.

Incubus will play ten shows in total, starting in Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena on August 23 and concluding at San Francisco’s Chase Center on September 12 via the iconic Madison Square Garden (August 29).

They’ll be joined by very special guests Coheed and Cambria throughout the tour.

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And as well as tour news, the band have used the announcement to reveal a change in their lineup, with bassist Ben Kenney parting ways after more than 20 years, being replaced by Nicole Row.

Nicole had already toured extensively with Incubus throughout 2023, with the “professional bass slayer” having “quickly proven herself indispensable” amongst them, the band have said in a statement.

In their statement, shared to their Instagram story, the band further explained:

“Roughly 23 years ago, we rented a house at the sea to do an art experiment.

“The novel and expansive environment combined with a healthy dose of momentum helped us find that ever sought after FLOW state and the songs that became known as ‘Morning View’ have since become indelible and deeply important parts of our lives.”

“This album helped propel our little art experiment called ‘Incubus’ into a way of life and here we are today, some 23 years later, about to introduce a new/next phase of its existence. 

“‘Morning View xxiii’ is a re-recording/re-think of the 2001 album and is the result of our desire to honor this burgeoning legacy but also reimagine it as musicians who have been lovingly performing these songs night after night for the last 23 years. See you on the road soon!”

Incubus originally released their critically acclaimed ‘Morning View’ album on October 23, 2001, with the record spending 60 weeks on the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 2.

See the full list of dates below and visit the band’s site to buy tickets.

Fri Aug 23 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

Sat Aug 24 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena

Tue Aug 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

Thu Aug 29 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Sat Aug 31 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

Tue Sep 03 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

Fri Sep 06 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Sat Sep 07 – Austin, TX – Moody Center ATX

Mon Sep 09 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

Thu Sep 12 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center