Good news, rockers! Multi-platinum alt-rock icons Incubus, are coming to tour South Africa for the first time in February 2018. The Californian rockers released their eighth album this year, aptly named 8, and are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first major label album S.C.I.E.N.C.E with a world tour.
The South African leg of the tour will kick off in Pretoria on 24 February at the Voortrekker Monument before hitting Cape Town on 28 February (venue to be confirmed) and will include support by South Africa’s biggest rock legacy acts. Pretoria fans can look forward to a full day of head-banging, rocking tunes from 12pm to midnight.
Fans will be taken on a musical journey of their vast career, spanning over 20 years of hits and crowd favourites. The tour will, naturally, also see the group performing brand new tracks off ‘8’. ‘8’ is a special album for the award-winning band as it was co-produced by close friend and musical genius Sonny John Moore, more commonly known as Skrillex. Lead guitarist Mike Einziger says Skrillex’s contribution to the album was both stellar and natural. “It evolved organically out of my friendship with Skrillex,” says Einziger. “Incubus is all about friendship. We transferred the synergy of working together into what the band was doing. As we put the final touches on everything, Skrillex brought another level to the album.”
“When we finished 8, we were flooded with this wave of gratitude,” Boyd says. “The fact that so many people are willing to come on this weird ride with us is really humbling. We’re filled with this sense of awe around it. We’re very happy to share this record with everyone, and we hope they like it.”
Tickets on sale now from www.incubussatour.co.za and range from R395 to R795. What’s special is that R15 of each ticket sold goes directly to the “Make Yourself Foundation”, a non-profit organisation started in 2003 by the band to support various causes they care about. Since inception, MYF has raised more than $2,000,000 and awarded grant funding to over 60 non-profit organizations. More details at www.makeyourselffoundation.org.
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