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31 Aug
2012

By Phil DeSimone

On a typical hot and humid day in Houston, the Honda Civic tour feat MuteMath, Incubus and Linkin Park came rolling through and heated things up a bit more. This shorter than average summer tour had been the talk of the town amongst the locals and critics alike.

MuteMath kicked things off with a short 30 minute set. Despite the heat, the band came out decked in business-casual attire and got the crowd a lil more sweaty. For a 30 minute set, MuteMath did a great mix of songs off all 3 of their albums, ending their set with the infamous “Reset”.

Incubus, the touring kings, were up next and this was such a special treat, because the band is planning on taking a break for a little bit after this tour. These guys have toured for many years non-stop and are some of the most seasoned performers I’ve seen to date.

About halfway during their set, Brandon Boyd said “Hello Dallas”, which is where they played the previous night. Though there were some immediate boos, Brandon quickly realized his mistake and apologized. Lead guitarist Mike Einziger then stated an interesting fact. “Wow, after 21 years of being a band, that has never happened”. Immediately boos turned into applause.

Towards the end of the set, Incubus added their own renditions of “Hello” by Lionel Ritchie and “I Need You Tonight” by INXS, which sounded unexpectedly awesome and received an immediate positive response from those in attendance.

Linkin Park took the stage right on time and opened up with “A Place For My Head”. These guys thrive off the live show and the response the crowd gives them. Mike Shinoda said multiple times how much he loved the response Houston was giving. All members were in great form and Chester’s voice was impressively young sounding as if all those years of touring and screaming every night have had no effect on his voice.

Lights and sound effects certainly complimented the show and the stage set up was shown off even more when lots of fire effects were shown off when the band performed “Burn it Down”.

What really got my blood flowing was when Chester integrated “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys, into “Bleed it Out”. Aggressive rhymes and scratchy yells complimented this song so well and the crowd went nuts.

Performing a great mix of classics and some newer material, it was another great Honda Civic tour that should not be missed. This is only a 20 date tour which is coming quickly to an end. Make sure to catch it if it comes by your area.

09 Aug
2012

The Honda Civic tour has returned again this summer with its most solid lineup yet featuring co-headliners Linkin Park and Incubus. Mutemath will be the support band. The tour will be hitting several amphitheaters across the country.

Linkin Park’s newest release Living Things debuted at #1 this June. In a recent conference call interview, lead singer Chester Bennington talks about the significance of the milestone: “I’ve always felt that we just made the best record that we could make at the time. So for people, for our fans, it’s really more of a testament to our fans than to us. It really is a testament to how enthusiastic our fan base is about what we do in the studio.”.

For Incubus, for the first time without a label since the mid-90s, this tour might be their last for a while. Frontman Brandon Boyd remarked that “we’ll probably take another break. Hopefully it won’t be as long. But what we like to do is arrive with the best of intentions and try and create music from a sense of urgency as well as purity and not necessarily based on a schedule.”

Both Chester and Brandon agree that their mutual respect for each others bands and shared fan base made the idea of touring together a no-brainer.

Chester: “…it feels like I’ve probably tried to figure out a way to get Linkin Park and Incubus on the road together at least once per cycle since probably Meteora. It just goes to show how difficult it can be to actually get two headlining groups together. ”

Brandon: “We have a lot of mutual listeners, of our bands, and I think that it’s one of those things that once the idea was floated, and we really kind of caught onto it, that it seemed like, ‘Why haven’t we done this yet?,’ type of a thing.”

Honda Civic Tour Dates:

8/11 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live*
8/12 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena*
8/14 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
8/17 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/19 Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/21 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/22 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8/24 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
8/25 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
8/27 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/28 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/30 Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
9/5 Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
9/7 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/10 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

*Incubus will not appear at this event

20 Apr
2012


Rock innovators MUTEMATH have announced that they will hit the road with Linkin Park and Incubus for this year’s annual Honda Civic Tour. The tour kicks off on August 11th in Virginia and will crisscross the U.S. before wrapping up in San Diego on September 10th.

MUTEMATH will also head to Australia for a two-week headlining run this May in support of their current album Odd Soul, which was released on October 4th on Teleprompt/Warner Bros. Records. Since Odd Soul’s release the band have rocked venues nationwide on two U.S. headlining tours, appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live! and were selected as a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist.

The band recently released a new single from Odd Soul, “Allies,” as well as an accompanying video, which features footage from their last headlining tour, which wrapped in March. Watch it here.

MUTEMATH’S upcoming tour dates:

4/20 Nashville, TN @ Vanderbilt
4/21 Houston, TX @ Woodland Pavilion Buzzfest
5/5 Bendigo, VIC (AUS) @ Groovin the Moo
5/6 Townsville, QLD (AUS) @ Groovin the Moo
5/10 Brisbane (AUS) @ Zoo
5/12 Maitland, NSW (AUS) @ Groovin the Moo
5/13 Canberra, ACT (AUS) @ Groovin the Moo
5/15 Melbourne (AUS) @ Corner Hotel
5/16 Sydney (AUS) @ Hifi
5/17 Melbourne (AUS) @ Corner Hotel
5/19 Bunbury, WA (AUS) @ Groovin the Moo
5/20 Perth (AUS) @ Amplifier
5/26 Little Rock, AR @ Riverfest
6/23 St. Paul, MN @ River’s Edge Music Festival
6/24 St. Paul, MN @ River’s Edge Music Festival
Honda Civic Tour:
8/11 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live 8/12 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena 8/14 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
8/17 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/19 Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/21 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/22 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8/24 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 8/25 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
8/27 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/28 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/30 Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
9/4 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
9/5 Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
9/7 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/10 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

About Honda Civic Tour Produced by Marketing Factory, the Honda Civic Tour brings innovation and environmental consciousness to the masses by combining automotive technology and contemporary music.

MUTEMATH is:
Paul Meany (vocals/keyboards)
Darren King (drums)
Roy Mitchell-Cardenas (bass/guitar)
Todd Gummerman (guitar)

16 Apr
2012


Through their official website, www.linkinpark.com, LINKIN PARK has announced a June 26th release date for their new album, LIVING THINGS (Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros.). The album is co-produced by Rick Rubin (Adele, Metallica) and Linkin Park vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Mike Shinoda, who co-produced Linkin Park’s last two albums. Rolling Stone magazine says, “The material is the band’s most powerful since its megahit 2000 debut.”

The first single from the new album, “BURN IT DOWN,” premiered today on radio, and is now available through iTunes (take a listen here). Starting later today, fans can pre-order LIVING THINGS from the band’s website, www.linkinpark.com, and will receive an immediate download of the single. All orders come with a monthly subscription to receive eight new LIVING THINGS remixes.

The band also announced that it will be co-headlining the 2012 Honda Civic Tour with Incubus, along with support from Mutemath. The tour will be kicking off August 11th in Bristow, Virginia @ Jiffy Lube Live. Tickets begin going on sale to the general public the weekend of April 27, but anyone who pre-orders the album at www.linkinpark.com will gain access beginning on April 24th to buy tickets for the tour. Fans will also be able to buy LP Underground fan club memberships at a discounted rate, and earn the right to buy tickets first, get early access to the venues, and be eligible for meet and greets with the band.

Ticket sales for members of Linkin Park’s fan club will begin April 23rd at www.linkinpark.com. Incubus fan club pre-sales will begin April 25th at www.incubushq.com. For pre-sale information, “like” Honda Civic Tour on Facebook and visit www.hondacivictour.com to receive tour news and sign up for email updates. Check www.hondacivictour.com for on-sale in each market.

Since 2001, Honda Civic Tour has provided music fans with an amazing concert experience at a great value — offering various ticket prices, so there’s something for everyone. “Linkin Park and Incubus fans have grown up together,” said Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. “We’re looking forward to bringing them all together for a great night of music.” Brandon Boyd from Incubus adds, “We’re going to have a blast on this tour, and I know the fans will too.”

Continuing a Civic Tour tradition, fans will have an opportunity to check out Linkin Park’s customized and autographed Honda Civic Si Coupe and Honda CBR250R motorcycle — which will be displayed at every tour stop.

USA
Honda Civic Tour Dates:

8/11 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live*
8/12 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena*
8/14 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
8/17 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/19 Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/21 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/22 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8/24 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
8/25 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
8/27 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/28 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/30 Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
9/5 Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
9/7 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/10 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

*Incubus will not appear at this event

CANADA
Linkin Park with Incubus:

9/4 Vancouver @ Rogers Arena

About Honda Civic Tour
Produced by Marketing Factory, the Honda Civic Tour brings innovation and environmental consciousness to the masses by combining automotive technology and contemporary music.

About Honda Civic
One of the best-selling compact cars in the United States, the Civic features a lineup of six distinct models: the conventional gasoline-powered Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe, two high-performance Civic Si models, gasoline-electric Civic Hybrid, the Civic Natural Gas and Civic HF high fuel economy model. The Civic lineup embodies the Honda brand values of ‘clean, safe and fun’ with the Civic HF achieving an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating(1) of 41 mpg on the highway. The Civic Hybrid’s EPA-estimated fuel economy rating(1) is 44/44/44 city/highway/combined. The Civic sedan has earned top safety ratings from NHTSA and a ‘TOP SAFETY PICK’ designation from IIHS. Now in its ninth-generation, the Civic remains one of the most fun-to-drive compact cars on the road today. The Civic sedan starts at a suggested retail price(2) (MSRP) of $15,995 and is available at Honda dealerships nationwide. For high-resolution photos, broadcast quality video and media information of the entire 2012 Civic lineup, visit www.hondanews.com.

02 Apr
2012


KROQ 106.7 FM announces 20th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta, Saturday, May 5, at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California. This year’s lineup features: Coldplay, Incubus, The Offspring, Silversun Pickups, Pennywise, Angels & Airwaves, The Dirty Heads, Garbage, AWOLNATION, Grouplove, Of Monsters & Men, and Walk The Moon.

Exclusive KROQ Street Team On-sale is Thursday, April 5th at 12:00PM (PST). Tickets are available online at Livenation.com or Ticketmaster.com only (no phone, box office or outlets).

You must be a member of the KROQ street team to get the password. To get in on the Exclusive KROQ Street Team on sale, go to KROQ.com right now and become a member of the KROQ Street Team.

KROQ.com has complete details.

01 Feb
2012

ROCK ON THE RANGE returns for its sixth year boasting a massive lineup covering the rock spectrum. America’s premier destination rock festival will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH featuring performances from Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon and many more.

“Incubus is stoked to be joinin’ the killer lineup at Rock On The Range this year. We’ll see y’all in Columbus,” comments Brandon Boyd from festival co-headliner Incubus.

“If you thought last time was a blast, then this time we are gonna blow your f#@*ing mind,” says co-headliner Rob Zombie.

To get the party started and based on the success of last year’s anniversary celebration, the weekend will kick off with the Friday Night 4Play, which is absolutely FREE with every ROCK ON THE RANGE weekend ticket purchase. The May 18 party will feature performances from Hairball, Foxy Shazam, Hells Bells and more.

The current lineup for ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 is as follows: Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Volbeat, Down, The Darkness, Halestorm, Escape The Fate, P.O.D., Lacuna Coil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Cavo, Attack Attack!, Trivium, Bobaflex, Falling In Reverse, Redlight King, Aranda, Emphatic, Otherwise, James Durbin, Black Tide, Kyng, 12 Stones, SOiL, Rival Sons, Eve To Adam, and Ghosts of August.

Monster Energy returns as one of the driving partners behind the success of ROCK ON THE RANGE as more than fifteen acts perform on the mammoth Monster Main Stage. Jägermeister also celebrates its fifth year as a key partner while welcoming twelve of the hottest up-and-coming bands to the in-your-face, up close and personal Jägermeister Music Stage. In all, ROCK ON THE RANGE features three stages, 44 bands, and three days of non-stop rock.

“There are so many incredible bands playing at ROTR this year, and every one of them is significant,” says Del Williams, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “I think this is the most interesting mix of bands that we have had at the festival. The Rangers already know that the weekend is going to be insanely great, but there will be surprises this year and a certain edge to the lineup that will likely create some of the most memorable moments in the 6 year history of Rock on the Range.”

Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE go on-sale Friday, February 10 at 10:00 AM EST at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the Crew Stadium Box Office. Two-day weekend stadium GA tickets once again start at just $99.50 (plus service and transaction fees). A limited number of ROTR pre-sale layaway tickets are also still available through February 29. Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com for full details and VIP package information.

Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com, www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent line-up of bands on three stages. The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.

www.RockOnTheRange.com

14 Nov
2011

KROQ 106.7 FM announces the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas for Saturday, December 10, 2011.

Exclusive KROQ Street Team On-Sale for Night One begins Wednesday, November 16th at 10:00AM PST.
Tickets are available online at Livenation.com/Ticketmaster.com only; you must be a member of the KROQ street team to get the password. Go to KROQ.com right now and become a member of the KROQ Street Team.

Proceeds from night one of the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas to benefit:

Para Los Ni̱os РPara Los Ni̱os is a non-profit family service agency designed to raise at-risk children out of poverty and into brighter futures through positive educational opportunities and support.

So WHO’S PLAYING???

BLINK 182
BUSH
CHEVELLE
INCUBUS
NEW FOUND GLORY
SOCIAL DISTORTION
311
YOUNG THE GIANT

18 Oct
2011

Incubus is on a headlining tour in support of their album If Not Now, When?. On Saturday night, they played the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California.

Our photographer Marcello Ambriz (mjambriz.com) was there to get some amazing photos of Brandon Boyd and the band. Check them out below:

24 Sep
2011

Written by Cassandra Paiva, photos by Phil DeSimone (FromThePhotoPit.com)

It was a night full of little twists as I prepared to watch Incubus take the stage at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA on September 9 as part of their If Not Now, When? tour.

Twists such as meeting up with my former intern friends to get into the Young the Giant meet and greet (only 20 feet away from Incubus, damnit!), the weather being pretty much perfect (which is usually unlikely when I go to shows at this venue), and most importantly a few twists in Incubus’ set, such as a mini acoustic set and a different spin on one of their Monuments and Melodies singles.

Starting off the evening, Young the Giant took the stage. Having seen them perform as the headliners before, I knew the amount of energy they packed into their sets (think, crowd rushing the stage for a massive dance party during “My Body”). While their set was pretty solid, the crowd wasn’t paying full attention, which is understandable since the majority of the audience hadn’t entered and the ones who had were just settling in to their seats. Considerably, that’s one of the downfalls of the venue, the crowd can enter when they desire and aren’t ‘forced’ to watch the opener.

But despite the less than half attendance, Young the Giant made it count as they played to the people who were watching, as lead singer Sameer Gadhia beat his tambourine against François Comtois’s cymbal and guitarists Jacob Tilley and Eric Cannata danced behind.

The band’s biggest hits of the night were rightly enough, second single “Cough Syrup” which brought about a small sing a long, and obvious crowd pleaser “My Body” which sparked some dancing, jumping, singing and many cheers as it ended the almost 45 minute set.

A few fans in the front called to Gadhia, who threw picks and a crumpled setlist, and Comtois threw his drumsticks. The slightly buzzed man next to me saw that I knew a few songs, and asked me who the band was and where they were from, showing interest as he stated that he thought they were good. As the old saying goes, to gain even just one fan makes everything worth it.

As intermission brought more and more people in, there was nothing but positive signs that the crowd would come alive for Incubus. A ladder was thrown down, and the audience cheered as staff members climbed to the light scaffold. As minute a detail this was, the cheering showed signs of life and brewing excitement, which is a fundamental factor for a great show.

Also, probably unnoticed by many as it was difficult to read, Incubus’ twitter feed was playing on the screens beside the stage.

At about 8:30, the crowd starting screaming as Incubus took the stage and played the first few chords of “Megalomaniac.” Increasing the energy, Brandon Boyd held the mic stand out to the audience in a crowd only sing a long to “step down, step down.”

Keeping the pacing and interaction, “Wish You Were Here” followed and half way through, Boyd stepped away from the mic with his hands in prayer formation to show his appreciation to the crowd.

If Not Now, When? single “Adolescents” was next and for some reason the sound was a little sketchy, as the mic started to pop and feedback. Despite that, the energy remained and led into “Anna Molly” where there was finally some fist pumping and head banging from the crowd.

The next string of songs you could call the lull of the show. “Promises, Promises” (my favorite new single) started to lose attention, maybe because fans weren’t as familiar with it. The couple in front of me (who were already annoying as it was, not even singing a long to “Anna Molly”) sat down, and a few others followed suit. Really slow track, “If Not Now, When?” brought along some more audio issues as the mic popped and the keyboard was extremely loud almost drowning the vocals. However, the audience loved Boyd’s extended note and guitar playing.

Half way through the song, “Privilege” ended the lull as Boyd sang to a specific part of the audience in front and concluded with a short “thanks boys and girls.”

Previously unseen from the audience, “Consequence” started a mosh pit as DJ Kilmore mixed it up and Boyd jumped around. A jazzy jam concluded and led into “Are You In?” where the mix master continued and Jose Pasillas laid down a steady beat. The “oohs” started a “Riders of the Storm” cover which transitioned to the end of the song and the intro of “Vitamin.” The lights were set to a rain down effect as Boyd played the drums.

Another small lull proceeded, as “In the Company of Wolves” strummed along with a long instrumental. The lights lowered as Boyd got spiritual as he sang “I was alive, I think for the first time.”

The band set up for their mini surprise, a short acoustic set where Boyd introduced Michael Einziger who sat in a chair and started the chords of “Defiance.” Big, pink circle lights descended and Boyd introduced Ben Kenney for the acoustic version of “Paper Shoes,” which featured a guitar solo full of finger picking goodness.

Animal calls and a steady drumbeat kicked off crowd pleaser “The Warmth.” The group standing next to me was really getting into this song, singing a long and dancing like crazy, as was the majority of the crowd. Feeling the warmth, Boyd took his shirt off for “A Crow Left of the Murder” as he crooned “Do you get it yet?”

A recognizable bass riff started, however it was a lot lower than the original version of the song. Here’s the twist I mentioned earlier, an alternate version of “Dig” with basically no melody but a heavier tone. Being most excited for them to play this song, I was a little disappointed at the diluted version, but it allowed for grooving out and into the massive sing a long to “Drive.”

An Incubus classic, the crowd was extremely involved singing and jumping and fist pumping. This continued into “Switchblade” where the audience seemed a little less familiar, but just as energized. The last song of the set, “Nice to Know You” started with Boyd ska-ing and DJ Kilmore mixing.

After the main set ended, one of the most amazing things occurred. The crowd came together in cheers and banged the seats and held up lighters calling the band back. Now, I’ve seen lighters held high during ballads, but never for an encore, so that was a pretty awesome thing to witness.

Incubus then delivered, coming back with “Pardon Me” where everyone went crazy in excitement. “Tomorrow’s Food” ended the show at around 10:15, featuring a wacked out slideshow that played images of depression era children growing up, food processes, and metamorphosis. The audience seemed confused, if not a little disgusted.

In summary, the show was full of energy from the band, if only the crowd could have maintained the same energy levels throughout. Later in the night, Boyd tweeted, “Oh man. Mass. You all really did it this time, didn’t you. That was my favorite show I think we’ve ever had here! @IncubusBand” To conclude, I rate shows on if I would see the band again, and after this show, I would see Incubus again!

02 Sep
2011

There were a lot of new releases this year that we were excited for but maybe none moreso than If Not Now, When? (iTunes) from Incubus. The album marks the band’s first new studio release in over four years! The band is now on tour and they’ll play the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts next Friday September 9th and we have TWO CENTER ORCHESTRA TICKETS FOR ONE LUCKY WINNER!

Show us your love of Incubus by creating a playlist of 5 of their songs and why you love them so much. Do it on Spotify, Grooveshark, or any other service. Then, email us at theaudioperv@gmail.com (with the subject: I LOVE INCUBUS!) a link to your playlist and your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (Winner must have a valid photo ID)

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