Incubus announces tour plans. Tour to be sponsored by AT&T Wireless and ARTISTdirect.
Official Press Release from Sony Music:
AT&T Wireless and ARTISTdirect join forces with Incubus promotion
With Morning View, the anxiously awaited follow-up to the now double-platinum Make Yourself, slated for release on October 23, Incubus have announced plans to begin their first headlining tour in over two years. The concert tour will kick-off on Friday, September 14th in Gilford, NH and will follow on the heels of Incubus’ sold-out tour of Europe this summer as well as a number of sold-out dates in Australia and New Zealand that are set in August.
Morning View, Incubus’ third full-length release on Epic/Immortal, was aptly named for the Malibu house, where, for six-months the five bandmates became roommates to write and record this new album. To polish the effort, the band once again enlisted the production skills of Scott Litt who had worked previously with the band on Make Yourself. The Calabasas, CA-bred band has also earned over 650,000 sales combined on their four previous releases, the Enjoy Incubus EP (released Jan 1997), the full-length S.C.I.E.N.C.E. (Sept 1997), the re-issued Fungus Amongus (released Nov 2000) and the EP When Incubus Attacks, Vol. 1 (released Aug 2000).
“Wish You Were Here”, the first single and video to be released from Morning View, once again pairs the band with video director Phil Harder, who directed both the “Stellar” and “Drive” clips. It was announced last week that “Drive” is nominated for Best Group Video at this year’s MTV Awards—the first such nomination for the band.
ARTISTdirect and AT&T Wireless are excited to offer fans an exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with Incubus in 30 of the tour’s 43 cities. Fans can get a “VIP aXess Pack,” which consists of two tickets to any of the 30 featured concerts on the tour (travel not included), two VIP passes and an invitation to the band’s “meet and greet” by purchasing a wireless phone and activating on a qualified AT&T Wireless service plan online.
The promotion also includes a contest, offering fans the chance to be treated like a real “VIP,” including two premiere tickets to the final Incubus show, plane tickets to Los Angeles, hotel accommodations, limo service and an escorted tour backstage along with a private “meet and greet” with the band.
“This is our first headline tour in more than two years,” said guitarist Mike Einziger, “and we wanted to do it right. That means delivering a great show for our fans at a reasonable ticket price. That’s very important to us, and this association with AT&T Wireless M3 makes it possible.” The top ticket price for the tour will be $25.00.
Incubus is Brandon Boyd (vocals/percussion), Mike Einziger (guitar), Dirk Lance (bass), José Pasillas (drums), and Chris Kilmore (turntables).
Incubus tour Dates
9/14/01 Gilford NH
Sat 9/15/01 New York NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Tue 9/18/01 Boston MA Avalon Ballroom
Fri 9/21/01 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory
Mon 9/24/01 Norfolk VA Boathouse
Tue 9/25/01 Raleigh NC The Ritz
Wed 9/26/01 Myrtle Beach SC House of Blues
Fri 9/28/01 Columbia SC WARQ Fallout Show
Sat 9/29/01 Huntsville AL Big Jam
Sun 9/30/01 Atlanta GA Tabernacle
Tue 10/2/01 Orlando FL House of Blues
Wed 10/3/01 Ft Lauderdale FL Sunrise Musical Theater
Fri 10/5/01 Pensacola FL Bayfront Auditorium
Sat 10/6/01 New Orleans LA State Palace Theater
Sun 10/7/01 Houston TX Arial Theater
Tue 10/9/01 Austin TX Music Hall
Wed 10/10/01 Dallas TX Bronco Bowl
Thu 10/11/01 San Antonio TX Sunken Gardens
Sat 10/13/01 Kansas City KS Uptown Theater
Sun 10/14/01 St. Louis MO The Pageant
Mon 10/15/01 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Theater
Wed 10/17/01 Toronto ONT Arrow Hall
Thu 10/18/01 Columbus OH Promowest Pavillion
Sat 10/20/01 Dayton, OH Hara Arena
Sun 10/21/01 Cleveland OH Kent State Gym
Fri 11/2/01 Detroit MI State Theater
Sat 11/3/01 Chicago IL Riviera Theater
Tue 11/6/01 Des Moines IA Val Air Ballroom
Thu 11/8/01 Denver CO Fillmore Auditorium
Fri 11/9/01 Salt Lake CityUT Saltair Pavillion
Sat 11/10/01 Boise ID Big Easy
Mon 11/12/01 Spokane WA Convention Center
Wed 11/14/01 Seattle WA Paramount
Thu 11/15/01 Salem OR Armory
Sun 11/18/01 Sacramento CA Memorial Auditorium
Mon 11/19/01 San Francisco CA Warfield Theater
Fri 11/23/01 Las Vegas NV House of Blues
Sun 11/25/01 Phoenix AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
Tue 11/27/01 Tucson AZ New West
Wed 11/28/01 San Diego CA Rimac Arena, UCSD
Fri 11/30/01 Santa Barbara CA UCSB Events Center
Sat 12/1/01 Los Angeles CA Universal Amphitheatre