Incubus to Perform ‘Morning View’ in its Entirety on Tour


Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd performing live

Find Incubus “Morning View” tour dates here – Author Anne Erickson, Photo via Anne Erickson

“Morning View” was such a huge moment for not only the band that crafted the album, Incubus, but also for the entire alternative rock and alternative metal movement of the early-2000s. The band broke big with the album, which actually marked their fourth studio record, but turned out to be their “big break.” Now, Brandon Boyd and the guys of Incubus will celebrate the massive set by performing “Morning View” in its entirety on the road.

Incubus have announced that they will perform the 2001 album in full on a newly announced US area tour. The trek will take place in late summer and bring on Coheed and Cambria as support. The tour only currently includes 10 dates. It will set off in Detroit, Michigan, on Aug. 23, and take the guys through Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, Tampa, Austin, Dallas Denver and San Francisco. The final date is Sept. 12 in San Francisco, California.

Also, before Incubus heads out on tour, the band will re-recorded version of Morning Phase, called “Morning View XXIII,” on May 10. A Live Nation ticket pre-sale will start Wednesday (Feb. 7) using the access code ENERGY, and a public on-sale will begin Friday (Feb. 9) via Ticketmaster.

This isn’t Incubus’ first time celebrating “Morning View.” The band previously did a full performance of the album during a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in October 2023. At that show, Lizzo actually showed up as a surprise guest.

View the full roster of Incubus 2024 tour dates below, where the band will be performing “Morning View” in full. As I mentioned earlier, so far, the tour only features 10 dates, so hopefully Incubus will announce more for this year.

“Morning View” originally arrived on Oct. 23, 2001, via Epic Records. The band also released a companion DVD, “The Morning View Sessions,” on May 29, 2002. The album was the perfect nu-metal specimen, showing off that nu-metal didn’t have to be all guitars and aggression. Instead, the album showed off the softer side of nu-metal, with a soft alt-rock vibe, pop-infused melodies, turntablism and colorful dynamics.

The album featured the chart-topping “Wish You Were Here” and “Nice to Know You,” which really put Incubus on the map. It was literally impossible to escape those songs on the radio in the early 2000s. “Morning View” was a commercial success for Incubus, debuting on the Billboard 200 at No. 2 with 266,000 copies sold in its first week, the band’s highest chart spot to date. Just a few months later, in December 2001, the album was certified platinum. The album just kept going, and it was actually crowned the 40th best selling album of 2002, a year after it first arrived.

Incubus “Morning View” 2024 Tour Dates (some dates with Coheed and Cambria):

05/04 – Renondo Beach, CA @ Beachlife Festival
08/23 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena ^ (tour kickoff)
08/24 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena ^
08/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center ^
08/29 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden ^
08/31 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden ^
09/03 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena ^
09/06 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ^
09/07 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center ATX ^
09/09 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena ^
09/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center ^

^ = Morning View performance with special guest Coheed and Cambria

Anne Erickson
Posted by Anne Erickson | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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