Incubus and Deftones to Head Out on Joint Summer Tour

Get ready to have a super packed Summer full of concerts because another big line-up has joined the list.

Today, Incubus and the Deftones jointly announced they will hitting the road together for their month and a half-long co-headlining Summer tour. Death from Above 1979 and the Bots will be supporting the mega-bands for the majority of the trek.

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The tour will officially kick off at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI on July 22 and wrap up at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in San Diego on August 30.

The full schedule can be seen below.

INCUBUS/DEFTONES CO-HEADLINING SUMMER TOUR:

07/22 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre *^
07/23 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre ^
07/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center *^
08/04 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center *^
08/05 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater *^
08/07 – Manfield, MA @ Xfinity Center *^
08/08 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center *^
08/09 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion *^
08/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood *^
08/13 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORDIA Credit Union Amphitheatre *^
08/14 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre *^
08/16 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champion’s Square *^
08/17 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater *^
08/19 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *^
08/20 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion *^
08/24 – Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre *^
08/26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre *^
08/30 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre *^

* = w/ Death From Above 1979
^ = w/ The Bots

Tickets for he massive arena tour will begin on April 24 on Live Nation’s website.

Incubus will be touring in support of their two upcoming EPs, the first being Trust Fall (Side A) due out on May 12. As for the Deftones, they are currently in the process of recording their eighth studio album, the follow-up to 2012’s Koi No Yokan.

Incubus Reveal New Album Name, Release Date

A week after dropping the official single from their upcoming new album, Incubus have given fans the information they’ve been waiting on; the official name and release date for it.

Taking to Instagram, the band revealed that the first of their two EPs set to be released this year will be titled Trust Fall (Side A) and will hit shelves, and digital media markets, on March 24.

But that’s not where all the good news ends.

The California band also released the cover art and tracklist for the album which can be seen below, though the names of the tracks to be featured on the EP had previously been announced.

 

TRUST FALL (SIDE A) TRACKLISTING:

1. “Trust Fall”
2. “Make Out Party”
3. “Absolution Calling”
4. “Dance Like You’re Dumb”

Coincidentally, all the news came on the heels of their performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where “Absolution Calling” made its official television debut. As for the rest of the tracks on Trust Fall, the band debuted the title track back in December while performing at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas.

Incubus Debut “Absolution Calling”

Incubus promised us a new song last week, and now we have received it.

Th new track, the band’s first new official song since 2011’s If Not Now, When?, is titled “Absolution Calling” and can be heard below.

As if the new song wasn’t enough, the band also revealed that they will be releasing two new EPs this year.

According to some sources the first of the two album could be released as soon as the end of this month while the second album has a projected release time frame of this Summer.

“Absolution Calling” will join “Make Out Party,” “Dance Like You’re Dumb,” and previously performed song, “Trust” Fall,” which made its performance debut back in December at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas.

Incubus to Debut New Song Next Week

Incubus fans, get pumped because new music is officially on the horizon.

After posting pictures from the studio, alluding to a new recording being produced, and dropping hints in interviews, Incubus have now confirmed that new music will be coming our way soon.

Taking to Twitter, and Instagram, frontman Brandon Boyd posted a picture of himself smiling with a caption on the bottom revealing that their first new song since 2011’s If Not Now, When? is set to debut next Thursday, Feb. 5. The song will be titled, “Absolution Calling.”

Boyd had been hinting at new music for a while now, even confirming during a radio interview that 2015 would bring a brand new record to the hands of excited fans. Guitarist Mike Einziger would later reinforce the statement when asked about the topic on Twitter.

Shortly after that, Einziger began to post pictures of the band in the studio recording new music, cementing the talk about an eighth studio album being made. (Maybe fans should be grateful that the Jesus Christ Superstar tour Boyd was supposed to a part of got cancelled last year.)

As of now, there has been no mention of an album title or a release date, but we should feel lucky, at least we got a song title.

Watch Rivers Cuomo Talk About Receiving Fan Mail Intended for Brandon Boyd

We all know that musicians get a lot of things from fans showing their appreciation for the musician and the world they create with words, but sometimes those gifts get really creepy and weird. And sometimes, the things that you get in the mail from fans isn’t even for you.

For Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, that’s exactly what’s happened, several times.

In a recent interview with Larry King on his web-series, Larry King Now, Cuomo admits he has received some fan mail, just not addressed to him, but for Incubus frontman, Brandon Boyd.

“I get these elongated fan packages, only they’re not for me, they’re for the singer of Incubus, Brandon Boyd,” he explained to the host.

The funniest part of this whole story, is when Cuomo reveals that he’s received Boyd’s fan mail at not one, but at two different home addresses.

“I didn’t even froward it to Brandon, I should though,” Cuomo jokingly told King at the end.

For those thinking that it’s the most random question to be asked, it turns out that Cuomo revealed this weird tid-bit during a Reddit AMA session last month.

Check out the video here, and if you’re that creepy fan, I think if you added a not for Rivers to send it to Brandon, he might, unless that was your plan all along.

KROQ Announces Line Up for 2014 Almost Acoustic Christmas

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KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas concert is about to celebrate a milestone this year; its 25th anniversary.

So how else would you celebrate an anniversary that big than with a massive line-up of artists to take the stage at the yearly event.

The Los Angeles-based radio station announced earlier in the day their line-up which includes U2, System of a Down, the Smashing Pumpkins, Tears for Fears, Weezer, Modest Mouse, Interpol, Alt-J, and Incubus.

But, that’s not all. Linkin Park, Rise Against, Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, Bush, Royal Blood, Vance Joy, and Walk the Moon will also take the stage during the two-day festival.

KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas will take place December 13-14 at the Forum in Inglewood, CA.

Tickets for the show are set to go on sale this Friday, Nov. 14 at Noon PT on Ticketmaster. Tickets for the show can set you back anywhere from $75-$150, but with all those performances, we’re pretty sure it will be money well spent.
For more information about the show, head on over to KROQ’s website.

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Soundwave 2015 Reveal “Rocking” Line-Up

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Soundwave Festival have just unveiled the line-up for the 2015 installation of the festival and it might just be one for the history books.

Earlier in the day, the Australian festival revealed that it will become a two-day festival with half the bands performing on one day and the other half on the second day in order to “minimize clashes, give bands longer set, better staging production [and] infrastructure” as well as “give fans better value for money and a less stressful day.”

FAITH No More, Soundgarden, Slipknot, Slash and Fall Out Boy are just some that are set to headline the festival. Also on the bill, former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, Incubus, Ministry, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Papa Roach, Fear Factory, New Found Glory, Area 7, Tonight Alive, Escape the Fate, Lagwagon, All Time Low, Of Mice and Men, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Godflesh, Crown the Empire and more were announced with reportedly more bands to be revealed in the near future.
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The list of venues for the traveling show will feature Bonython Park in Adelaide on February 21 and 22, Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on February 21 and 22, Olympic Park in Sydney on February 28 and March 1 and Brisbane Showgrounds on February 28 and March 1. Sadly, the show will not be making a pit stop in Perth due to bad ticket sales in that area.

Tickets for the two-day festival will cost $188, plus booking fees. Tickers will go on sale this Friday (August 22) to Soundwave members, while general ticket sales will begin on Friday, August 29.

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Musical to Head Out on Arena Tour

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Jesus Christ Superstar is about to return and follow in the footsteps of many other musicals by hitting the road this Summer.

The new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical is slated to kick off its 51-city North American arena tour on June 9 in New Orleans. The biggest surprise of the announcement, is the fact that many musicians will be filling the cast including Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, former Destiny’s Child Michelle Williams, *NSYNC alum J.C. Chasez and The Sex Pistols’ John Lyndon or Johnny Rotten, as he’s better known as.

The announcement of the show was made this morning during Good Morning America where Boyd and Williams not only revealed the news but also performed one of the songs from the show. Boyd will play Judas Iscariot while Williams will take on the role of Mary Magdalene. Chasez will play Pontius Pilate, Lyndon will take on the role of King Herod and Ben Forster will once again reprise the role of Jesus after playing the character in the U.K. leg of the tour.

“I’m looking forward to the experience,” said Chasez. “This is honestly my first theater experience so I’m being thrown into the fire a bit. But I’m excited because the fact that we’re doing something that feels pretty unique.”

“It’s completely new, and it’s incredible,” said Boyd during the sit down portion of the interview. “It’s an arena rock show.”

Boyd would be familiar with arena rock tours since his band, Incubus, have managed to perform at some of them in the past.

Since its premiere back in 1971, the retelling of the last week of Jesus of Nazareth had been revived several time, most recently in 2012, but never has it hit the road for a full tour. Considering that the newest trend is to take big Broadway musicals such as Mary Poppins, Wicked, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Jersey Boys on the road, this might be just the thing for the musical.

Tickets are set to go on sale next week but can range from $29 and $125. while tour dates can be seen here.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR TOUR DATES:

6/9 New Orleans, LA – Lakefront Arena
6/10 Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena
6/11 Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
6/13 Fort Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
6/14 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
6/15 Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
6/16 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
6/17 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
6/19 San Antonia, TX – Freeman Coliseum
6/20 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
6/21 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
6/22 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
6/23 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
6/24 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
6/26 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
6/28 Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
6/29 Chicago, IL – United Center
7/1 St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
7/2 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
7/4 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center
7/5 Regina, SK – Brandt Center
7/6 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
7/8 Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
7/9 Spokane, WA -Spokane Arena
7/10 Seattle, WA – KeyArena At Seattle Center
7/12 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
7/13 Portland, OR – Moda Center
7/15 Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Arena
7/16 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
7/17 Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Arena
7/18 San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
7/20 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
7/22 El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
7/23 Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
7/24 San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
7/25 Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
7/26 Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
7/29 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
7/30 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
7/31 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
8/1 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Bradley Harris Center
8/2 Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8/3 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
8/5 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
8/7 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
8/9 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
8/10 Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
8/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
8/13 Buffalo, NY –  First Niagara Center
8/14 Boston, MA – TD Garden
8/16 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

Stream Brandon Boyd’s Solo Song

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Incubus frontman, Brandon Boyd will be releasing a new album with the help of producer Brendan O’Brien.

While this might seem to be coming from left field, this  isn’t the first time that Boyd has done something musical without the involvement of his band. In 2010, he released a solo album called, The Wild Trapeze and now Rolling Stone is reporting that his new project is named, Sons of the Sea. In his interview with the music magazine, Boyd has described his new project as “oddball pop” which should be interesting coming from him.

During the interview, Boyd also said the following about the new music:

This is a piece about the moment when you understand that as good or as bad as something seems, it’s exactly where you are supposed to be,” says Boyd. “If perceived as such, one can have access to a limitless inspiration, a ‘place’ of sorts that is the wellspring of creativity! Cheesy? Maybe. But fun? Hell yes.

As if his new music wasn’t enough, the singer will be doing a live performance that will stream on Incubus manager, Steve Rennie’s website on June 28th; the link can be found here.

http://soundcloud.com/shore-fire-media-1/sons-of-the-sea-where-all-the

The EP for Sons of the Sea titled Compass, will become available on June 25 through Avow Records.

Incubus to Raise Money for Oklahoma

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Incubus have teamed up with  RYOT.org through their Make Yourself Foundation to raise money for Oklahoma.

In case you haven’t been paying attention to the recent news, Oklahoma was struck by a massive tornado early last week which brought the entire town of Moore to ruins including two elementary schools.

According to the RYOT staff, for the next week 100% of the donations will be matched by the foundation. So far, the band’s goal is to raise $20,000 for the victims as well as the community affected by the natural disaster.

Depending on the donation amount given, participants can enter for a chance to win various prizes which feature things such as signed vinyl, posters, original tapestries and personalized tweets from the band.

Check out one of their prizes below:

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