This years Honda Civic Tour surpassed previous years with Mutemath, Incubus, and Linkin Park. The Jones Beach Amphitheater was packed full of fans huddled under ponchos, and even a few covered in garbage bags. The awful weather caused many to miss openers Mutemath; based on what those lucky enough to make it there on time had to say, they put on an awesome show.
Incubus came on next, braving the rain to play a mix of old and new tracks. Halfway through their set the amphitheater was finally full. just in time for their biggest hit Drive. The singing of the audience almost drowned out Brandon Boyd’s vocals, a surreal experience for pretty much anyone that listened to music in the early 200o’s. They continued with the first single off of their most recent release, Promises, Promises proving that they are still going strong in the 20 years since they started out.
Linkin Park closed the show, stepping on stage just as the rain stopped. They opened their set with older songs Papercut and Faint, featuring the band’s signature rap sound thanks to the amazingly talented Mike Shinoda, and the catchy angst driven screams of singer Chester Bennington. They also threw in some newer tracks, including The Catalyst, a techno-rock song that was accompanied by an awesome light show. For their encore they played In The End and Bleed It Out, clear favorites based on the audiences reaction. The venue was packed from start to finish, and every word was chanted along, no matter what the song. The unique sounds these guys incorporate into their music is unmatched by any band, and they pull it off perfectly live.