Incubus main man says band’s upcoming tour with Linkin Park is a long time in the making
Incubus and Linkin Park are heading out on the Honda Civic Tour later this August, and if you ask Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, the pairing makes sense. In a recent press conference, Boyd gushed about his excitement over the double bill and said he thought it was “an occasion that’s kind of long overdue.”
“We have a lot of mutual listeners, 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,” Boyd said. “Linkin Park has a considerably larger reach than Incubus has had, and I think it’s going to be wonderful for us as a band to play in front of more people. [laughs] So we definitely appreciate the opportunity there.
“But I personally think that it’s just going to be great because of that sort of, because of the carryover between the listeners, you know there are a lot of Linkin Park listeners who are also Incubus listeners and vice versa. But we’ve never done something like this before. So as far as the feedback is concerned from people around the world-—Incubus has been on tour for the past year—once this tour was announced it’s been overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic. So I’m really excited for it to get started.”
The Honda Civic Tour kicks off Aug. 11 in Bristow, Va., and runs through Sept. 10 in San Diego, Calif. Find a full list of spots to catch the tour here.
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