Incubus Cancel Weekend Shows Due to Illness of Vocalist and Guitarist


Story by Charles Ken

Incubus forced to cancel shows in Amsterdam, Luxemburg and Frankfurt

Alternative rockers Incubus are going through a bit of a rough spot. Earlier this week, the Calabasas, Calif., guys behind “Stellar” and “Wish You Were Here” had to cancel a few shows in Europe, due to lead singer Brandon Boyd suffering laryngitis and losing his voice. Now, guitarist Mike Einziger has been taken to the hospital with an undisclosed illness, and the band are canceling their Amsterdam, Luxemburg and Frankfurt concerts this weekend. Both band members are said to be recovering fine, but they are being directed to stay off the touring rounds for now.

To explain the situation to their fans, the band posted this note on their official Facebook page:  “We regret to inform our Incubus fans in Amsterdam, Luxemburg, and Frankfurt that the concerts scheduled for this weekend are cancelled. As most of you know, we had to cancel 2 shows earlier this week because Brandon lost his voice with laryngitis and now Mikey got very ill and had to go the hospital.”

They added that, “he is going to be fine but the doctors have recommended that he not play any more concerts. We will do our best to reschedule the dates in 2012. For those of you who have paid for MYF Meet and Greet Packages we will be contacting you shortly to arrange for refunds. The band appreciates the support of all their fans and apologizes for the inconvenience and disappointment caused by the cancellations.”

Incubus released their latest album If Not Now, When? in July of this year, and they’ve kept on the road, promoting the release ever since. It sounds like the hard-working guys need some downtime over the holidays, and they certainly deserve it. We wish Boyd and Einziger a speedy recovery.




Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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