Two of the greatest bands of all time, Deftones, and Incubus, are touring together this summer. Luckily for us metal-deprived South Floridians they’ll be performing tomorrow at Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach.
Some people going to this show will have listened to these bands for a year or two in their youth, lapping up the flavor of the week to fit in with rock kids. They wouldn’t be caught dead listening to either band nowadays, but they’re going anyway because of the nostalgic event of two music legends performing together again – literally. Deftones and Incubus played Sunrise Amphitheater with openers Taproot back in 2000.
These fair-weather fans will know the songs “Drive,” “Anna Molly,” and “Wish You Were Here” by Incubus and probably every Deftones song involving parentheses (don’t believe me? Look them up. They’re all the famous ones).
These people will get drunk and ignore new material. They will cheer wildly during songs they know and stumble around making fools of themselves. These people are shitty and one of the reasons I never go to concerts like this anymore. People like this are why I hardly go to shows anymore period.
Ironically, being the opposite of the fickle fan I just described is precisely why I must attend. I love these bands so much. All of their music, literally, except for “Drive” and “Earth to Bella pts.1 & 2” – LITERALLY – is some of my favorite music in the world. Both bands hit my sweet spot like few others. Rarely are musical artists able to construct full catalogs that inspire a lifelong intimate relationship with their work, but Deftones and Incubus have proven timeless from the beginning.
Why? Because no matter the stylistic context they’ve been presented in over the years, one thing remains true: they create sick awesome music. Incubus just unleashed their killer new Trust Fall (Side A) EP, and Deftones have reportedly been working on a followup to their 2012 masterpiece Koi No Yokan.
Hopefully they both play a lot of the new stuff because they still make fucking awesome valid music. To be honest I really can’t bitch and moan about the crowd. They would have asked for old stuff on the last tour, and the last one, and the last one. People will always want to hear the old stuff so let’s not let them get in the way shall we? Let’s enjoy the show and appreciate the fact that people are still getting drunk and listening to Deftones and Incubus after all these years.
Deftones and Incubus will be joined by openers Death from Above 1979 and The Bots at Coral Sky Amphitheater on Friday, August 14 at 6:15 pm. Buy Tickets