Incubus to release Greatest Hi2009-03-11 by Flyboy | 25 Comments
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New York, NY – Multi-platinum Epic recording artist, Incubus, is gearing up to release MONUMENTS AND MELODIES, a two disc collection of the band’s greatest hits and rarities, on June 16. The collection is a must have for fans of the band whose extraordinary career has spanned over a decade, has spawned twelve Top 10 hits – four of those landing at # 1, and six studio albums, the last being Light Grenades which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200, marking the highest charting album debut of the band’s career.
To celebrate the release of MONUMENTS AND MELODIES, Incubus is offering fans the opportunity to pre-order the album here. The album pre-order automatically enters fans into an exclusive Internet pre-sale where they will be amongst the first to purchase tickets to an upcoming show on the band’s highly anticipated Monuments and Melodies Summer Tour. The tour will officially kick off July 9th at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in San Diego, CA and will cover 31 major cities across the U.S. and Canada, including dates at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and two nights at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
The two disc collection will be released in two configurations, a two disc CD, and a four disc LP. The first disc includes the band’s biggest hits including twelve Top 10 singles such as “Drive,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Pardon Me”, as well as two brand new tracks, “Black Heart Inertia” and “Midnight Swim” (both produced by Brendan O’Brien). The second disc consists of rarities that the band has recorded over the years, including a brand new cover of Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.” Album artwork for MONUMENTS AND MELODIES was designed by lead singer, Brandon Boyd.
Adding to the rarities on the physical release, Incubus will launch the most comprehensive collection of Incubus audio, video, and photos in a new section of www.enjoyincubus.com called The Vault. Many of these items have never been seen or were released in limited editions. Each individual copy of the physical album will include a unique code that can be used to upgrade the users account at www.enjoyincubus.com and allow them to download all of this incredible Incubus material.
Following in the footsteps of the incredible radio story for the band’s single, “Love Hurts”, which went to # 1 at alternative radio and will impact Adult Top 40 on March 17, Incubus will release “Black Heart Inertia”, the first new single from MONUMENTS AND MELODIES, on April 16. Fans can log onto the band’s website to stream a 45-second sample of the track.
Brandon Boyd, Michael Einziger and Jose Pasillas II formed Incubus in 1991 when they were high school classmates in Calabasas, CA. Chris Kilmore joined in 1998 and Ben Kenney in 2003. The band’s big break came in 1999 with the release of the double-platinum selling album, Make Yourself, which included the singles: “Pardon Me,” “Stellar,” and “Drive”. The group’s third album, Morning View, released in 2001, debuted at number two on the album chart and included the radio hits “Wish You Were Here,” and “Nice To Know You.” The most recent release from Incubus, Light Grenades, blazed onto Billboard’s Top 200 in 2006, debuting at #1.
You can catch Incubus playing some of the biggest hits of their career on the MONUMENTS AND MELODIES tour. Album track listing and tour dates are below.
MONUMENTS AND MELODIES TRACKLISTING:
Black Heart Inertia
Wish You Were Here
Talk Shows On Mute
Oil And Water
Are You In?
Nice To Know You
Neither Of Us Can See
While All The Vultures Feed
A Certain Shade Of Green (Acoustic)
Monuments And Melodies
Let’s Go Crazy
MONUMENTS AND MELODIES TOUR
The following dates are confirmed, with more dates to be added:
Date City Venue
July 9 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
July 10 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
July 11 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
July 13 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl
July 16 Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheatre
July 19 Kansas City, MO City Market
July 21 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
July 22 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn at White River State Park
July 23 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 25 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
July 26 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 29 Celeveland, OH Time Warner Amphitheatre
July 30 Toronto, ONT Molson Amphitheatre
August 1 Boston, MA Comcast Center
August 2 Uncasville, CT The Mohegan Sun Arena
August 4 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
August 5 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
August 7 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C Banks Arts Center
August 8 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
August 9 Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 11 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 12 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 14 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 15 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
August 16 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
August 19 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
August 21 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 22 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
August 25 Phoenix, AZ Jobbing.com Arena
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Sooo stoked for this.
That's a pretty diabolical track list. They have a lot of great songs. Incubus is one of the only radio friendly bands that I actually like.
I also got this email...which begs the question why am I still receiving emails about this band. They do have a lot of great songs, can't say I totally support the greatest hits nonsense just yet though. They should try to go into the studio and decimate the music they called Light Grenades with something more fitting
I used to love Incubus. They kind of bore me now.
Tracklist is really heavily tilted towards their newer material. Personally, I like the older stuff better.
Incubus is one of the only radio friendly bands that I actually like.
You should really update your 'favorite bands' then.
LOL I smell toast
Ive always had a slight interest in checking them out.
the fact that anything at all from light grenades made this is enraging me
Light Grenades is great. The two new songs interest me and I haven't heard a few of the rare tracks, but for the most part this is uninteresting and unnecessary.
I think they picked the right songs off of Light Grenades, but I would have liked to see at least one track from S.C.I.E.N.C.E. Aqueous Transmission is my favorite song, but it would probably kill the flow of the album.
No "Summer Romance?"
song list sucks. I love incubus...but its missing some of their best songs, as mentioned above. No 'deep inside', 'summer romance', 'aquais transmission', just a phase, 'sick sad little world'...the list goes on.
And its not like all the songs ontheir are singles, some of them just aren't nearly as good as some of their other songs. Oh well, I have all their albums anyway so this would be nothing more than a coaster for me.
Actually all of those songs (except the two new ones) have been singles.
I'll get this for sure, since Incubus is one of my faves. The only band i've listened to for so long and still dig. The 2nd disc has a
lot of stuff I haven't heard. Dunno bout the track list, but I'll pick it up, even though I don't really like Greatest Hits albums. Black
Heart Inertia sounds promising from the 30 odd seconds you get to hearThis Message Edited On 03.11.09
Man, needs more from S.C.I.E.N.C.E. How can they completely ignore one of their best albums?
Light Grenades was a great album. The only other album I've heard by them is Morning View and that has a habit of being repetitive.
Summer Romance would of been great, my favorite on the S.C.I.E.N.C.E album, and I will definitely be going to this concert!
second disc looks alright. Light Grenades was pretty awful (aside from paper shoes, which I don't see on here). Hopefully the newer tracks will satisfy.
[Quote="mx"]Tracklist is really heavily tilted towards their newer material. Personally, I like the older stuff better.[/Quote]
My thoughts exactly
The acoustic version of A Certain Shade of Green is sick
I cant believe Prince cleared them for the rights to do Lets Go Crazy. He rarely allows people to cover his stuff so he must like them then. Soooo going to the tour over the summer.
The acoustic version of A Certain Shade of Green is sick
ya its so fucking awesome
I'd like to hear the Prince cover, but otherwise... meh.
No real point in me getting this seeing as how I have their entire discography...used to be completely nuts over these guys, still have a great fondness for them. They'll always hold a special place for being my first legitimate concert experience too.
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