New York, NY – Multi-platinum rock band Incubus have announced today, that they will be celebrating the release of their new album If Not Now, When? with a series of intimate performances at a gallery space called “Incubus HQ Live” located in the heart of their hometown, Los Angeles kicking off June 30 – July 6th. With this unique, live, interactive experience, Incubus has discovered a new way to collaborate with their fans allowing them unprecedented access to their whole journey as they prepare for the release of a new album on July 12th and an upcoming world tour. “Incubus HQ Live” literally combines the latest in interactive web technology with good, old-fashioned, in-person interaction complete with impromptu live sets, live web streams and instructional clinics all being captured in a real-time documentary. “Incubus HQ Live” will be open daily from 10am – 6pm PT, where various members of the band will be present during the day hosting how-to clinics with additional special performances scheduled.
Incubus has spanned the globe playing thousands of sold-out shows on five continents and now they want their fans to get a sneak peek into their lives with this one-of-a-kind event. The “Incubus HQ Live” will be equipped with multiple cameras around the space in order to capture all of the action in real time for fans around the world. The entire event will be syndicated online via embedded players on LiveStream hosted on all Incubus web properties as well as a variety of media partners. Additional live streams will come in the form of “life stream” cameras placed on each band member as fly-on-the-wall web cams. Fans should tune in for the journey because anything can happen!
Specially designed web properties will allow fans everywhere to interact with the band in real time via Twitter, message boards and photo uploads that will all be projected on the walls of the space for the band and fans to see. Fans who want to gain access to the “Incubus HQ Live” during store hours can visit www.incubushqlive.com.
Fans who pre-order the album at www.enjoyincubus.com will get exclusive early access to tickets for the upcoming tour. Upon ordering, fans will immediately be sent Mp3 of singles “Adolescents” and “Promises, Promises”. An album pre-order is also available on iTunes featuring exclusive content.
Having sold over 13 million albums worldwide, Incubus' extraordinary career has spanned over a decade, and includes six studio albums, which have spawned a total of thirteen Top 10 Rock hits with four singles debuting at #1 upon their release. The multi-platinum quintet’s last studio album Light Grenades debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 (highest charting album debut of band’s career) and has sold over 800k copies to-date in the US.
Hailing from Calabasas, California, Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger and Jose Pasillas formed Incubus in 1991 while they were in high school with Chris Kilmore joining in 1998 and Ben Kenney joining in 2003. The band’s break came in 1999 with the singles, “Pardon Me,” “Stellar” and “Drive,” from their second full-length, double-platinum selling disc Make Yourself. The group’s third album, Morning View, released in 2001, debuted at #2 on the album chart and included the radio hits “Wish You Were Here,” “Nice to Know You” and “Warning.” In 2004 Incubus released A Crow Left of the Murder which achieved platinum status on the strength of the #1 hit “Megalomanic.”