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Incubus HQ Live Details

07/27/2012
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Chipster sent out details about the upcoming Incubus HQ Live release and the various packages that will be offered:

In summer of 2011, celebrating their 20th year together, alt-rock giants Incubus turned a Los Angeles storefront space into a low-key, hi-tech residency that resulted in six nights of free performances and fan encounters now chronicled on Incubus HQ Live.

The celebration takes place across three separate multi-disc packages released by Legacy Recordings. The three configurations are: Incubus HQ Live (16-track CD + DVD, available August 14th)

Incubus HQ Live Special Edition (28-track double-CD + DVD, available August 14th);
Incubus HQ Live Limited Edition Box Set (available ONLY at http://incubushq.com for a limited time.).

(Special note: The DVD content is the same for all three configurations. The DVD will also contain significantly different song sequences than the CDs.)

The August 14th release date for the first two configurations, INCUBUS HQ LIVE and INCUBUS HQ LIVE SPECIAL EDITION, coincides with the opening of the 2012 Honda Civic Tour Featuring Linkin Park and Incubus. The 4-week, 18-city tour of the U.S. and Canada starts at Comcast Center in Boston and concludes at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in San Diego on September 10th. (Please see complete tour itinerary below.)

Dedicated to fans and friends, Incubus HQ Live, as the gallery-sized storefront space on busy La Brea Avenue in West Hollywood was aptly named last year, was the answer to a question the band had been thinking about for a while. "After twenty years," writes lead singer Brandon Boyd in his liner notes essay (the same for all three configurations), "7 albums, multiple live albums, EPs, DVDs, somewhere in the ballpark of 1,500 live shows, what could we do to introduce our newest album, If Not Now, When? in a manner that was both unique and memorable?"

Their first studio album in nearly five years at the time called for thinking outside the box. Playful options ranged from going door-to-door with the album to 3:00 a.m. infomercials. Or could they "invite fans into our living room and play the f***ing album live for them?…Wait," Brandon mused. "That is actually not a terrible idea, minus the f***ing part."

Utilizing social media enabled fans to contact Incubus, who then replied with an assigned date and time to show up for the HQ gigs. After building out the space to accommodate fans and crew, seven nights of performances were set. The resulting CDs and DVD catch the action on six nights that were broadcast live on the Internet. It was all a prelude to the July 12th release of If Not Now, When? which debuted at #2 on the Soundscan chart.

As heard on the INCUBUS HQ LIVE double-CD configuration, the first two nights were devoted (mainly) to specific albums. Night 1 is represented by six songs from 2001's Morning View ("Nice To Know You," "Circles," "Wish You Were Here," "Are You In?" c/w the Doors' "Riders On The Storm," "Aqueous Transmission"). Night 2 is represented by six songs from 1999's Make Yourself ("Privilege," "The Warmth," "Stellar," "Make Yourself," "Drive," "I Miss You") and a wild card version of "Crowded Elevator," an outtake from the Make Yourself sessions.

Night 3 finds Incubus mixing it up a bit, playing songs from Morning View ("Just A Phase"), 2004's A Crow Left Of the Murder ("Megalomaniac," "Sick Sad Little World"), the 2004 DVD+CD release Alive At Red Rocks (the non-album rarity "Pantomime"), and 2006's Light Grenades ("Anna Molly").

By Night 4, Incubus was ready to start premiering music from If Not Now, When?, the new album now just nine days away ("Promises, Promises," "In The Company Of Wolves"), plus "Love Hurts" from Light Grenades. Similarly, Night 5 includes "Switchblade" (from If Not Now, When?) and "Pardon Me" (from Make Yourself). Finally, Night 6 is represented entirely by songs from If Not Now, When?, namely the title tune, "If Not Now, When?" "The Original," and that album's two closing tracks, "Adolescents," and "Tomorrow's Food."

Along with the hit songs, deep album tracks and fan favorites performed in an intimate setting, INCUBUS HQ LIVE showcases the personalities of band members Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger (lead guitar, piano, backing vocals), Chris Kilmore (keyboards, turntables), Ben Kenney (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Jose Pasillas II (drums). The fan interaction, instrument lessons with the band, and overall feel of the space give the DVD warmth and character.

"We found in the Incubus fan base," Brandon writes, "a kind of generosity, openness, and enthusiasm that we never could have predicted and or expected. As the days unfolded and meandered their way into each night's performance, our anxieties quelled and we saw this experiment turn into a true success story. Not only at the sight of a room filled with smiles, flashes, laughs, and spontaneous interactions, or even the impassioned singing and emoting at close quarter. But more so, it was the sense that there was no one type of person who attended; online or in store.

"So I guess for those of you who were watching online, for those of you who were in the room, and even you guys that will experience it long after the fact, what this experiment allowed is a small insight into the potential of the creative experience! The quiet knowing that under the right circumstances, we all can be witness to how interconnected all of us actually are. Be it through the making of art, the witnessing of art, and or the memory of a time in art. It only exists because we are all there existing IT together! And I think this is where I say, 'Thanks for that'."

INCUBUS HQ LIVE (CD + DVD) Legacy Recordings EK 544055
CD – Selections: (Night 1) 1. Intro • 2. Nice To Know You • 3. Circles • 4. Wish You Were Here • (Night 2) 5. Privilege • 6. The Warmth • 7. Stellar • 8. Drive • (Night 3) 9. Megalomaniac • 10. Just A Phase • 11. Anna Molly • (Night 4) 12. Promises, Promises • 13. Love Hurts • (Night 5) 14. Pardon Me • (Night 6) 15. If Not Now, When? • 16. Adolescents.

DVD – Selections: 1. Wish You Were Here • 2. Circles • 3. Consequence • 4. 11am • 5. Promises, Promises • 6. Anna Molly • 7. Rogues • 8. Isadore • 9. Just A Phase • 10. Glass • 11. In The Company Of Wolves • 12. Nice to Know You • 13. I Miss You • 14. Pantomime • 15. Megalomaniac • 16. Blood On The Ground • 17. Nowhere Fast • 18. Adolescents • 19. If Not Now, When?.

INCUBUS HQ LIVE SPECIAL EDITION (2 CDs + DVD) Legacy Recordings EK 543942

CD One – Selections: (Night 1) 1. Intro • 2. Nice To Know You • 3. Circles • 4. Wish You Were Here • 5. 11am • 6. Are You In?/Riders On The Storm • 7. Aqueous Transmission • (Night 2) 8. Privilege • 9. The Warmth • 10. Stellar • 11. Make Yourself • 12. Drive • 13. I Miss You • 14. Crowded Elevator.

CD Two – Selections: (Night 3) 1. Megalomaniac • 2. Just A Phase • 3. Sick Sad Little World • 4. Anna Molly • 5. Pantomime • (Night 4) 6. Promises, Promises • 7. In The Company Of Wolves • 8. Love Hurts • (Night 5) 9. Switchblade • 10. Pardon Me (Night 6) • 11. If Not Now, When? • 12. The Original • 13. Adolescents • 14. Tomorrow's Food.

DVD (same as DVD above).

HONDA CIVIC TOUR FEATURING LINKIN PARK AND INCUBUS
Date City Venue
Aug. 14 Boston, MA Comcast Center
15 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
17 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Cente
19 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
21 Detroit, MI The Palace
22 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
24 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
25 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
27 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Center
28 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
30 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Sept. 1 Calgary, Alb. X-Fest
2 Edmonton, Alb. Sonic Boom
4 Vancouver, B.C. Rogers Arena
5 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
7 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
8 Los Angeles, CA Home Depot Center
10 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

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