Incubus Bassist Ben Kenney Recovering From Brain Tumor Surgery, Live Replacement Announced For Immediate Shows


Incubus bassist Ben Kenney has revealed that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery to have it removed. As a result of his ongoing recovery process, he’ll be sitting out the band’s immediate live shows. Tal Wilkenfeld has been recruited to fill-in for him.

Kenney said earlier today, January 25th:

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Unfortunately last year I found out I had a brain tumor. As soon as I got home from tour I had a successful operation to have it removed. This year I am taking some time away from touring & social media to recover. My friend @talmeastory is taking over the bass with @incubusofficial while I’m away. I won’t physically be at the shows but I will be there in spirit. I miss you all and I hope you and your loved ones are safe and in good health 🖤”

The multi-platinum alternative rock outfit themselves commented:

“To our beloved fans in Costa Rica, Texas and Louisiana:

Our Incubus brother and bandmate, Ben Kenney, is currently recovering from a recent medical procedure and will be unable to perform with us on our upcoming run at the end of the month.

In his absence, our good friend, Tal Wilkenfeld, will be filling in for him on bass and we look forward to performing with her on these shows!

We wish Ben a speedy recovery and can’t wait for him to rejoin us onstage soon!

Much love <3"

01/28 Heredia, CRI – Picnic Festival
01/31 Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center – Selena Auditorium
02/02 San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center + Arena
02/03 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
02/04 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
05/12 Highland, CA – Yaamava’ Theater
05/13 Las Vegas, NV – Sick New World Festival
05/21 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/23 Wilmington, NC – Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park (feat. Coheed And Cambria)
05/24 Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium (feat. Coheed And Cambria)
05/26 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP (feat. Coheed And Cambria)
06/01 Berlin, GER – Verti Music Hall
06/02 Nurnberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/03 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/10 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock Festival
06/11 Hradec Kralove, CZE – Rock For People
06/16 Vitoria, SPA – Azkena Rock Festival
06/18 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/23 Hamburg, GER – Stadtpark Open Air

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