Nicole Row Joins Incubus for 2023 Tour, Filling in for Recovering Ben Kenney

The American rock band Incubus has announced that bassist Nicole Row will join the group for their remaining 2023 tour dates.

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Row is an accomplished session player, having performed with numerous notable artists such as Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, and Panic! at the Disco, who recently disbanded after 20 years.

Regular Incubus bassist Ben Kenney is recovering from brain surgery, and his absence has necessitated a replacement for the band’s upcoming shows. Jeff Beck and Prince virtuoso Tal Wilkenfeld had previously filled in for Kenney on the band’s January/February dates.

Incubus announced their social media platforms, expressing their excitement about having Row on board and conveying good wishes to their regular bassist Ben Kenney, who is recovering from surgery. The band also mentioned that they are currently rehearsing for the tour and eagerly anticipate returning to perform for their fans this summer.

Nicole Row responded with a comment expressing her gratitude for the opportunity to play music with Incubus while their regular bassist recovers. She also said her enthusiasm for the experience and the upcoming tour.

The tour, which starts on May 11 at the Yaamava Resort & Casino at San Manuel, will continue until October. Fans can find the complete list of tour dates on the Incubus website.

From Dirk Lance to Nicole Row: Incubus Continues to Thrive Through Lineup Changes

Incubus has faced the need for a temporary bassist before. In 2019, the band’s longtime bassist, Dirk Lance, filled in for Kenney during a tour while Kenney took time off to be with his family. Incubus has also experienced other changes in their lineup throughout their career, with drummer Jose Pasillas being the only member to have remained in the band since its inception in 1991.

Despite these changes, Incubus has remained a popular and influential band, known for hits such as “Drive” and “Wish You Were Here.” With Nicole Row stepping in as bassist for the upcoming tour, fans can look forward to again experiencing the band’s iconic sound and high-energy performances.