After missing their performance in Nottingham two years ago, I finally caught up with Incubus’ current world tour on Sunday.

They kicked off with Megalomaniac and from the first note they were superb! A lot of their new stuff from their current A Crow Left To The Murder album like Talk Shows On Mute. To tell you the truth, I’m not so big on their current stuff. It’s when they played tunes like Redefine, A Certain Shade of Green and Make Yourself, the crowd went absolutely mental!

Apart from having Ben Kenney as the new guy thumping out the low notes, another noticeable change was that Mike Einziger was playing Fenders. The man has now forsaken the nu-metal-associated Paul Reed Smiths. Good for you, Mike! The songs were still heavy as ever, despite seeing Mike using Telecasters and Jazzmasters.

They did a cover of Prince’s When Doves Cry at the beginning of the encore.

And yes, all you female readers of this blog, Brandon had his top off during the latter half of the show.

Metro Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne 6.6.2004: Megalomaniac / Nice to Know You / Idiot Box / Just a Phase / Priceless / Nowhere Fast / I Miss You / Wish You Were Here / SpongeBob SquarePants Theme
(Painty the Pirate & Kids cover) / Pantomime / Here in My Room / Drive (Bass Remix) / Circles / Vitamin / Beware! Criminal / The Warmth / Under My Umbrella / Talk Shows on Mute / Magic Medicine / A Certain Shade of Green // Ben’s bass solo / When Doves Cry (Prince cover) / A Crow Left of the Murder / Sick Sad Little World