Halted by Brandon Boyd’s Back Injury, Incubus’ Summer Tour to be ‘Back at it Very Quickly,’ Singer Says

Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Multi-platinum alt/rockers Incubus are out on the road this summer with Sublime with Rome and the Aquadolls, but the tour hit a snag this week due to an injury sustained by lead vocalist Brandon Boyd.

Three shows over the weekend were postponed due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to the band’s social media pages. A performance in Rogers, Arkansas, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, was also added to the list of scrapped gigs.

On Monday, though, Boyd posted a video message on his Instagram Stories page explaining the holdup.

“Fortunately, nobody has COVID. Everybody is healthy, and happy,” Boyd explained. “I just threw my back out a few days ago, and I’ve never had an experience like this before. I can’t — or couldn’t, as of the past few days — I couldn’t really do anything other than just sort of lay there and wait [laughs]. Today I can take some deep breaths, definitely heading in the right direction, so we’ll be back in the saddle, so to speak, sooner than later.”

He also apologized to fans inconvenienced by the show postponements, but promised to be “back at it, very quickly.”

The rest of the tour looks like this as of now, with the postponed dates at the top:

Friday, Aug 12 Bonner Springs, KS Azura Amphitheater
Saturday, Aug 13 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
Sunday, Aug 14 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
Tuesday, Aug 16 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP**
Wednesday, Aug 17 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
Friday, Aug 19 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Saturday, Aug 20 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Monday, Aug 22 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Wednesday, Aug 24 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Friday, Aug 26 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Saturday, Aug 27 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Sunday Aug 28 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thursday, Sept 01 Ridgefield, WA RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
Saturday, Sept 03 Bend, OR Hayden Homes Amphitheater

In 2019, Incubus went out on a special 20th anniversary tour in commemoration of 1999’s Make Yourself, the Calabasas, California band’s breakthrough third album. 2021 marked the 20th anniversary of another important record, 2001’s Morning View, though Incubus didn’t tour for it due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With that context, this summer tour has been a cathartic experience for band and fans like, with Incubus adding some Morning View favorites into its set. An Incubus live performance ordinarily tends to draw from all corners of the band’s catalog, touching on material as far back as 1997’s S.C.I.E.N.C.E and as recent as 2017’s 8.

This renewed activity comes after Boyd released a new solo album, Echoes & Cocoons, on March 11 — his first proper solo album in a decade.

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