Incubus crawls back with hits, rarities, and a tour

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Update: Now with tracklist and tour dates…

Just in time for spring, California-rockers Incubus are back with a new greatest hits release. Titled Monuments & Melodies, the upcoming batch of hits will be honored in a two-disc package, with the first disc focusing on the singles and the second unleashing a few unreleased gems. Been there, done that? Hold on, there’s more. Wedged in the digital gift basket, the band has decided to throw in two new songs, as well.

That’s not the best part, however. In celebration of the release, Incubus will be taking on the road again. On the band’s online message board, Renman, the band’s manager, gave a brief incubus 300x225 Incubus crawls back with hits, rarities, and a tourdescription of the upcoming summer jaunt: “The tour is scheduled to start around the first week of July and continue thru the last week of August. Most of the dates will be in outdoor amphitheaters but the band will likely do a couple of other fun type dates along the way as well. The general public on sale date will likely be in the end of April or early May.”

For those that aren’t so hot on the greatest hits medley, Renman explained, “Prior to the release of the album Incubus fans who pre-order the album will receive a unique code which will allow them to participate in an Incubus Fan presale to buy tickets to an upcoming concert in your city prior to the General Public on sale.” That son of a bitch, huh? If you’re still unsure, here are a few cities he said they’d be hitting:

San Diego, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, Hollywood, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, KC, Chicago, Indianapolis, ST Louis, Cinci, Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, Toronto, Boston, New York, New Jersey, Philly, DC, Virginia Beach, Charlotte, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, Houston, and Dallas.

A few dates have already been confirmed, July 9th in San Diego and August 22nd in Dallas, which means one thing for Chicago: Lollapalooza. Could this be too early and pre-mature of a confirmation? Of course, but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate, right? Here’s to Incubus in the Windy City come August!

For those that lack patience, here’s some good news. The festivities begin as soon as next week, March 17th to be exact, when radio stations nationwide will receive the new single, “Black Heart Inertia”, which will support Monuments & Melodies, slated for a May 5th release.

Surprised, huh? So are we. After all, wasn’t it just last year that Brandon Boyd insisted the band were taking a much-needed hiatus? Hmm, looks like they got itchy feet. Hopefully, they’ll follow up 2006’s dismal Light Grenades with something that has a little more gravitas.

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Monuments & Melodies Tracklist:
Disc One
01. Black Heart Inertia
02. Drive
03. Megalomaniac
04. Anna-Molly
05. Love Hurts
06. Wish You Were Here
07. Warning
08. Stellar
09. Talk Shows On Mute
10. Pardon Me
11. Dig
12. Oil And Water
13. Are You In?
14. Nice To Know You
15. Midnight Swim
Disc Two
01. Neither Of Us Can See
02. Look Alive
03. While All The Vultures Feed
04. Pantomime
05. Anything
06. Punch Drunk
07. Admiration
08. Martini
09. A Certain Shade Of Green (Acoustic)
10. Monuments And Melodies
11. Let’s Go Crazy

Incubus 2009 Tour Dates:
07/09 – San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
07/10 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
07/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
07/13 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
07/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Amphitheatre
07/19 – Kansas City, MO @ City Market
07/21 – Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion
07/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ White River State Park
07/23 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
07/26 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Amphitheatre
07/30 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
08/01 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
08/02 – Ucansville, CT @ The Mohegan Sun Arena
08/04 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
08/05 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
08/07 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
08/09 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
08/11 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08/12 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08/15 – Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre
08/16 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
08/19 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
08/21 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/22 – Dallas, TX @ Center
08/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arena