Incubus Biography & News
Incubus is back together again
The band is back together again.
After waiting three years for a follow-up to Incubus' seventh studio album "In Not Now, When?" the band is getting ready to make new music again. In fact, it was an interview Brandon Boys did with Rolling Stone back in April that really spilled the beans. He told the magazine, "[The band has been hanging out, and we've all been at home and talking about making some new music together at the beginning of 2015. I'm really excited about it because it's been a long time now. We just needed a little break."
Boyd also suggested during that interview that the band might take a more independent route with the next album, noting the band was without a management company, publisher or publicists, and was seeking a 'less-high pressure' environment for recording new material.
In August 2014, Mike Einziger posted a picture of Incubus on his Instagram account in a studio, basically alluding to the fact they were in the process of recording the new album. A few days later, they announced they would be attending the 2015 Soundwave Music Festival in Australia, alongside Faith no More and Soundgarden.
Incubus will also playing at the KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas 2014 on December 14th, marking their first full band appearance in a year. Also playing the two-day event are Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park, U2, Smashing Pumpkins, Tears for Fears, Weezer and more.
Incubus scales Monuments, makes new Melodies (Updated March 13, 2013)
It's not often that individual exploration can make a band stronger. But that's exactly what happened to Incubus, whose members went off to pursue projects in art, film and literature, even as they worked to finish their sixth studio album, "Light Grenades" in late 2006. That record debuted atop the charts, but the band's hiatus would carry through 2008. Then came "Monuments and Melodies."
For many artists, a greatest hits compilation often serves as a segue between projects. For Incubus, "Monuments and Melodies" was a chance to showcase some brand new music, with the single "Black Heart Inertia" released in April 2009, and the album rolling out two months later. In addition to "Black Heart Inertia," disc one also contained the brand new "Midnight Swim," while Disc 2 showcased songs that were rejected demos on prior Incubus albums, as well as an acoustic version of "A Certain Shade of Green, and a cover of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy." In all, it helped "Monuments and Melodies" become the band's fourth album to reach the Top 5 on the Billboard 200, and allowed them to ride that momentum into a summer tour.
By 2010, lead singer Brandon Boyd released his first solo album before Incubus returned to the studio. The band then worked into 2011 to complete "If Not Now, When?" The July release was preceded by the singles, "Adolescents" and "Promises, Promises," and also ended what had become the band's longest gap between studio albums. They vowed to tour for 18 months following the release of the record, ultimately joining Linkin Park as co-headliners on the 2012 edition of the Honda Civic Tour.
In October 2012, Incubus released their second compilation album. Known as "The Essential Incubus," it contains songs spanning the band's entire career.
Incubus Tickets - Straight Out of the San Fernando Valley
If you saw some tenth graders by the names of Brandon Boyd (vocalist), Mike Einziger (guitarist), Alex Katunich (bass guitarist), and Jos? Pasillas (drummer), you wouldn't expect them to form one of the most popular alternative metal bands of the millennium named Incubus. Formed in 1991 right in Calabasas, California, after hard work and countless gigs all over California -- and after recruiting hip-hop turntablist DJ Lyfe -- the band finally hit the motherload. A recording deal with the Epic Records subsidiary, Immortal.
Incubus Tickets - Universalizing Rock to Its Fullest
Their first label release was the small six-song EP Enjoy Incubus, which in 1997 started things off for the band; but it wasn't until they debuted with their first full-length album S.C.I.E.N.C.E. by the end of the year that they were really hitting it big. Incubus is famous for such hits as 'Wish You Were Here,' 'Nice to Know You,' 'Pardon Me,' 'Anna Molly,' 'Warning,' and 'Stellar.'
Incubus Tickets - Their Unique Sound
Early on in their rock days, Incubus was very much influenced by the Red Hot Chili Peppers with their energetic funk-metal sound, but the band learned to incorporate many other styles -- such as thrash, rap-metal, post-grunge rock, and some grinding alternative metal music reminiscent of Korn or the Deftones.
|Album name||Release date|
|If Not Now, When?||2011|
|iTunes Live from SoHo||2011|
|Monuments and Melodies||2009|
|Look Alive (bonus disc)||2007|
|Live in Japan 2004||2004|
|Live in Sweden 2004||2004|
|Live in Malaysia (disc 1)||2004|
|A Crow Left of the Murder...||2004|
|Alive at Red Rocks||2004|
|A Crow Left of the Murder... (bonus disc)||2004|
|Live at Lollapalooza 2003||2003|
|Smokin' the Herb!||2002|
|Are You In?||2002|
|Nice to Know You||2002|
|The Morning View Sessions||2002|
|When Incubus Attacks, Volume 2||2001|
|Wish You Were Here||2001|
|Acoustic Versions and Other Songs||2000|
|Live @ MTV Ski Acoustic||2000|
|Unplugged & Live||2000|
|When Incubus Attacks, Volume 1||2000|
|1999-01-18: Brainstorming From the Nebula: Detroit, MI, USA||1999|
Top 10 Incubus Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||Wish You Were Here||170,707||58,305|
|8||Nice To Know You||101,249||39,623|
|10||I Miss You||97,343||35,671|
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Incubus Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/03/2015 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 03/17/2015 Honolulu HI The Republik 03/16/2015 Honolulu HI The Republik 03/09/2015 Singapore Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa 03/07/2015 Tokyo Toyosu PIT 03/06/2015 Tokyo Toyosu PIT 02/27/2015 Newtown ?? Enmore Theatre 02/25/2015 Melbourne Vic Forum Melbourne
Incubus Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/13/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum
Incubus Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/12/2013 Belo Horizonte MG Chevrolet Hall 11/29/2013 Mexico City Dif Arena Ciudad de Mexico
Incubus Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 09/10/2012 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 09/08/2012 Carson CA StubHub Center 09/07/2012 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 09/05/2012 Tacoma WA Tacoma Dome 09/04/2012 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 09/02/2012 Edmonton AB Edmonton Expo Centre 09/02/2012 Edmonton AB Edmonton Northlands Grounds 09/02/2012 Edmonton AB Edmonton Expo Centre 09/01/2012 Calgary AB Fort Calgary 08/30/2012 Englewood CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 08/28/2012 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 08/27/2012 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 08/25/2012 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 08/24/2012 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/22/2012 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 08/21/2012 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 08/19/2012 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 08/17/2012 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/15/2012 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/14/2012 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 08/12/2012 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 08/11/2012 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 07/10/2012 Tilburg NB 013 05/26/2012 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 05/25/2012 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 05/23/2012 Catoosa OK The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa 05/22/2012 Springfield MO OReilly Family Event Center 05/20/2012 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 05/20/2012 Columbus OH MAPFRE Stadium 05/19/2012 Columbus OH MAPFRE Stadium 05/19/2012 Columbus OH MAPFRE Stadium 05/19/2012 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 05/18/2012 Asbury Park NJ Asbury Festival Area 05/18/2012 Columbus OH MAPFRE Stadium 05/18/2012 Gulf Shores AL Gulf Shores Beach 05/18/2012 Asbury Park NJ North Beach Asbury Park 05/18/2012 Columbus OH MAPFRE Stadium 05/16/2012 Bethlehem PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center 05/13/2012 Philadelphia PA Festival Pier at Penn's Landing 05/12/2012 Washington DC RFK Stadium 05/11/2012 Pacific Junction IA Mid America Motorplex 05/09/2012 Minneapolis MN Mill City Nights 05/08/2012 Milwaukee WI Riverside Theatre 05/05/2012 Irvine CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 04/28/2012 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 04/27/2012 Valley Center CA Harrah's Southern California Casino & Resort - Open Sky Theater (Forme
Incubus Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/10/2011 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 10/15/2011 Irvine CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 10/14/2011 Fresno CA Save Mart Center 10/13/2011 Avila Beach CA Avila Beach Resort 10/11/2011 West Sacramento CA Raley Field 10/09/2011 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/08/2011 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 10/07/2011 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 10/05/2011 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 10/04/2011 Rio Rancho NM Santa Ana Star Center 10/01/2011 Austin TX The Backyard 09/30/2011 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 09/29/2011 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 09/27/2011 San Antonio TX Freeman Coliseum 09/22/2011 Saint Augustine FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre 09/20/2011 Miami FL Bayfront Park 09/17/2011 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 09/16/2011 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 09/13/2011 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 09/11/2011 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 09/09/2011 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 09/07/2011 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 09/04/2011 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 09/03/2011 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 09/01/2011 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 08/31/2011 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 08/30/2011 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 08/28/2011 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 08/27/2011 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 08/26/2011 Cleveland OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 08/23/2011 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 08/21/2011 Chicago IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 08/20/2011 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 08/19/2011 Kansas City KS Sporting Park 08/17/2011 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 08/05/2011 Honolulu HI Kaka'ako Beach Park Amphitheater 07/15/2011 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl
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date city state venue 10/16/2010 San Bernardino CA National Orange Show Events Center
Incubus Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 08/25/2009 Glendale AZ Gila River Arena 08/22/2009 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 08/21/2009 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 08/19/2009 Austin TX Austin Music Hall 08/16/2009 Miami FL Bayfront Park 08/15/2009 Vail CO Gerald Ford Amphitheatre 08/14/2009 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 08/12/2009 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 08/11/2009 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 08/09/2009 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 08/08/2009 Philadelphia PA Festival Pier at Penns Landing 08/07/2009 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/05/2009 New York NY Radio City Music Hall 08/04/2009 New York NY Radio City Music Hall 08/02/2009 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 08/01/2009 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 07/30/2009 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 07/29/2009 Cleveland OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City 07/28/2009 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 07/26/2009 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 07/25/2009 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 07/23/2009 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 07/22/2009 Indianapolis IN The Lawn at White River 07/21/2009 Chicago IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 07/19/2009 Kansas City MO City Market