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Incubus announce new bassist to replace Ben Kenney

Incubus announce new bassist to replace Ben Kenney

Incubus have introduced that Ben Kenney shall be stepping down because the band’s bassist, and that he shall be formally changed by present dwell participant, Nicole Row.

Row – who has carried out with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa and Panic! on the Disco – has been promoted to the official bass participant put up after first becoming a member of the band for a string of dates final yr.

Kenney, who joined in 2003 and spent 20 years within the alt-rock outfit, stepped down from the band early final yr to get better from mind surgical procedure. Achieved bass participant Tal Wilkenfeld (Jeff Beck, Prince, Steve Lukather) had stepped in on a short-term foundation, earlier than Row took her spot. 

The announcement of Row’s appointment comes with information of a forthcoming nine-State, 10-date tour, for which Incubus has additionally tapped progressive rock adventurers Coheed and Cambria. In the course of the run, Incubus shall be performing their career-defining fourth document, Morning View, throughout all dates.

Row spent a lot of 2023 on tour with the band and, as vocalist Brandon Lloyd enthused, shortly proved herself “indispensable”. He’s additionally confirmed she is contributing bass to Morning View XXII, a re-recording of the traditional album.   

Mentioned Lloyd in a press release posted to social media: “Our buddy and bass participant of over 20 years, Ben Kenney, has determined to step away from Incubus. We’re saddened at his departure however honor his determination and we’re so grateful that we had the chance to make music with such a proficient and beneficiant artist for 20 years.”

As for Row’s promotion, Lloyd went on, “What began as a suggestion from Ben Kenney himself for somebody to step in throughout his absence has change into a quick friendship and inventive kinship. She spent most of 2023 on tour with us and has shortly confirmed herself indispensable. 

“We love her and her pleasant presence, and it’s an actual dollop of icing on the proverbial cake that she is a monster of a musician. We’re thrilled for you to hear her contributions to Morning View XXII and witness her power on stage.”

Asserting the tour on her Instagram account, Row referred to as the run of exhibits, “My childhood reimagined and are available to life,” including: “Can’t wait to deliver you all this nostalgic heavyweight! Cheers to Alex [Katunich, Morning View bassist] and Ben, I’ll be channeling you each.”

Talking on the Elmo Lovano podcast, Row opened up on how she had missed Lloyd’s first Instagram message concerning the bass-playing spot within the band.  

“That is all taking place as I am strolling out of my ultimate present with Panic, hopping onto a aircraft, and going dwelling,” she stated. “I hadn’t slept, I am altering time zones and I used to be very confused like ‘Can we chat about this tomorrow?’”

The tour announcement follows the information the band was re-recording the album, to be launched as Morning View XXII, on Could 10. Double Platinum promoting Morning View was launched in October 2001 and spent 60 weeks on the Billboard 200, peaking on the second to high spot.

“Roughly 23 years in the past we rented a home on the sea to do an artwork experiment,” Lloyd expanded in a press assertion. “The novel and expansive surroundings mixed with a wholesome dose of momentum helped us discover that ever sought-after move state and the songs that turned generally known as Morning View have since change into indelible and deeply vital elements of our lives.”

 “This album helped propel our little artwork experiment referred to as Incubus right into a lifestyle and right here we’re at the moment, some 23 years later, about to introduce the following section of its existence,” he continued. “Morning View XXII is a re-recording/re-think of the 2001 album and is the results of our want to honor this burgeoning legacy, but in addition reimagine it as musicians who’ve been lovingly performing these songs evening after evening for the final 23 years.”

Tickets for the upcoming tour shall be out there through Citi pre-sale, on February 6. Further presales will run all through the week forward of the overall on-sale starting February 9 at 10 am native time.

For tickets and extra data, head to IncubusHQ.com.  

Introduced dates:

Aug 23: Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Area
Aug 24: Rosemont, IL, Allstate Area
Aug 27: Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Heart
Aug 29: New York, NY, Madison Sq. Backyard
Aug 31: Boston, MA, TD Backyard
Sep 03: Tampa, FL, Amalie Area
Sep 06: Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Manufacturing facility
Sep 07: Austin, TX, Moody Heart ATX
Sep 09: Denver, CO, Ball Area
Sep 12: San Francisco, CA, Chase Heart 


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