While Monday is the day that a lot of tours get announced, the itinerary I had yesterday finds me bringing you this news bright and early in the AM. Looks like the guys in Incubus are not only embarking on a tour but also celebrating a bit of a milestone for one of their albums. Take a look down below for the whole press release and dates on the run.
The Press Release:
Having sold more than 23 million albums to date, award winning band INCUBUS has announced today they will be hitting the road to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their platinum selling album Make Yourself. The Grammy-nominated band will take the 20 Years of Make Yourself & Beyond tour to 39 cities across the country, playing songs from that era as well as other songs spanning their career. Special guests Dub Trio, Wild Belle and Le Butcherettes will join on select dates.
Produced by Live Nation, the tour will begin on Friday, September 13 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO and will travel across cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and others before concluding Saturday, December 7 at the House of Blues Myrtle Beach. Please see below for full tour itinerary.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, May 10 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Incubus fan presales will begin tomorrow, May 7 at 10am local time. Incubus will also offer VIP upgrade packages for each show with options that include a backstage tour, on stage photo opportunity, invitation to the Incubus pre-show jam session, and access to watch the entire show from the side of the stage. For the first time, top tier VIP tickets will include access to MIXhalo www.mixhalo.com, a breakthrough audio enhancement that enables fans to hear what the band hears onstage. Fans can visit www.VIPNation.com for more information.
The tour announcement will be celebrated with a launch event at the Troubadour on Wednesday, May 8. The band will also launch a pop up merch shop featuring new custom merch items Monday through Wednesday this week at Brooklyn Projects at 7427 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles.
“We are so looking forward to this Fall tour. Make Yourself was such a pivotal moment in our band and we are beyond excited to reintroduce this album to our audience while also showcasing the many musical roads it ultimately led us down. See you soon!” said Brandon Boyd.
Incubus – Brandon Boyd (Vocal), Mike Einziger (Guitar), Jose Pasillas II (Drums), Chris Kilmore (Keyboard/DJ) and Ben Kenney (Bass) – have sold over 23 million albums landing four Top 5 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 and one #1 album. The band saw global success across eight studio albums having achieved RIAA gold, platinum and multi-platinum success along with four singles hitting #1 on the Billboard Alternative Song chart, including “Drive”, “Megalomaniac”, “Anna Molly” and “Love Hurts”. For more information on Incubus visit the link at the close.
The band has cemented its legacy in not just music but in giving back with their nonprofit, The Make Yourself Foundation. The foundation was started in 2003 by the band, and serves as a vehicle for its members to support causes they care about. With the help of fans around the world, the nonprofit raises money and awareness for nonprofits of various categories, and create opportunities to give back to the audience for giving back to the world. Since its inception, MYF has raised several million dollars and awarded grant funding to over 60 nonprofit organizations.
The Tour Dates:
September 13: Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium*
September 15: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex*
September 17: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater*
September 18: Bonner, MT @ Kettlehouse Amphitheater*
September 20: Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium*
September 24: San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic*
September 26: Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl*
September 28: Dana Point, CA @ Ohana Music & Arts Festival Doheny State Beach*
October 3: New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall+
October 5: Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia+
October 8: Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre +
October 11: Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort+
October 12: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre+
October 15: Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts+
October 16: Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit+
October 18: Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom+
October 21: Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater+
October 24: Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre+
October 26: Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre+
November 8: Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall^
November 9: Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theatre^
November 11: Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre^
November 12: Madison, WI @ The Sylvee^
November 14: St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre^
November 15: Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace^
November 16: Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre^
November 18: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion^
November 19: Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater^
November 22: Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory^
November 24: Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center^
November 26: New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore New Orleans^
November 27: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium^
November 29: Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts^
November 30: St. Petersburg, FL @ The Mahaffey Theater^
December 1: West Palm Beach, FL @ Kravis Center^
December 3: Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy^
December 5: Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz^
December 6: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte^
December 7: Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues Myrtle Beach^
*with Dub Trio; +with Wild Belle; ^with Le Butcherettes
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told, the music of Incubus was not stuff that I was religiously following but a number of my friends really enjoyed them back in the early days. Many of them even learned songs to play in their numerous cover bands and yes, even I had to give “Pardon Me” a go when one of my buddies thought that a 90’s Era cover group was a lock of an idea. For us it actually wasn’t but I digress. Congratulations to Incubus on still delivering their brand of melody for their diehard fans and those who’ve always hoped to catch them. You should be able to catch at least one or more on this truly lengthy run of shows. As always I suggest arriving early to see the openers since you never know what might interest you during their sets. Depending on the NYC date, I might look into this one myself but if it conflicts with the New York Comic Con I will not have the strength to do so since that particular happening consumes my focus for the whole thing. That’s all I have for the moment so let me leave you be with the request that you diehards please chime in down below and let me know what you think about this tour. See you next time.