Reaching toward a rock star is a popular way to let them know that, unlike most fans, you appreciate both their musical work and their supple hand skin. Raise the roof with today's GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get one general-admission lawn ticket to see Incubus at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine on Saturday, October 15, at 8 p.m. (up to a $40 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Incubus, the alternative band to alternative bands, feeds modern rock and mainstream camps a hearty stew of metal, funk, pop, and hard-rock melodies on its If Not Now, When? U.S. tour. Known for hits such as the gripping ballad “Drive” and megalomaniacal hit “Megalomaniac,” Incubus has outlasted its peers, overcoming both the trappings of fame and the peer pressure of Hoobastank. With its new album, If Not Now, When?, the band finds itself grading the human condition and giving it an A+ with wistfully honest songs that sonically affix shiny stickers to ears. For this tour, the Incubus set list will include a fine mix of the headbangers that make chiropractors rich and the head-petters that make chiropractors miss their moms, played with the virtuosic wisdom that only comes from experience and cutting down on turpentine lunches.