Incubus tops the Billboard Top 200 Chart this week moving 165,000 copies of their latest, 'Light Grenades'. It's the the bands first No. 1, but not their best selling. Their 2004 release, 'A Crow Left of the Murder', debuted at No. 2 scanning 332,000 units. The self-titled debut from Daughtry fell to No. 3 with 156,000 units. Sales were down 13.3% from last week and down 5.1% from the same week last year. Overall sales for 2006 are down 5% compared to 2005 at 500.5 million units.
Members of rock group Incubus stole the show at Saturday's KROQ-FM Weenie Roast y Fiesta in Irvine, California by hitting the stage with a 14-piece a cappella choir. Front man Brandon Boyd and band mate Mike Einziger stunned 16,000 rock fans when they joined the tuxedoed members of Ithacappella on stage for a quirky version of the rock band's hit Dig. The odd collaboration was a last minute effort, which came about when Boyd saw the a cappella group performing Dig on YouTube.com. When scheduled act The Killers were forced to pull the plug on their Weenie Roast show due to front man Brandon Flowers' ongoing illness, the Incubus singer decided the time was right to perform with the a cappella act. He tells MTV News, "There was another band with a lead singer named Brandon and he got sick, so they called another band with a singer named Brandon because that's kind of the theme they were going for." Saturday's Weenie Roast also featured performances by a new-look Korn, Queens of The Stone Age, Linkin Park and Interpol, who were forced to cut their set short due to equipment problems.
The follow up to 2004's A Crow Left of the Murder has been produced by Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Korn) and will feature a mix of ‘hard rocking songs and sublime ballads' with songs including A Kiss to Send Us Off, Quicksand, Anna-Molly, Earth to Bella and Love Hurts. The band plan a small venue's tour around the time of the album's release followed by a full scale tour in 2007.
INCUBUS have announced the following Summer North American tour dates: July 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater July 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater July 12 - Santa Barbara, CA @ County Bowl July 14 - Berkley, CA @ Greek Theater July 15 - Lake Tahoe, NV @ Harvey's July 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana July 18 - Denver, CO @ Red Rocks July 20 - Kansas City @ City Mart July 21 - Omaha, NE @ Westfair Radio Show July 22 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless July 24 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target July 25 - Chicago, IL @ Northerly Island July 26 - Detroit, MI @ DTE July 28 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawns July 29 - Cincinatti, OH @ Riverbend July 31 - Colombus, OH @ Promowest Amp August 1 - Cleveland, OH @ Tower City August 2 - Toronto CAN @ Molson Amp August 5 - Guilford, NH @ Meadowbrook August 6 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Tropicana August 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Penns Landing August 9 - New York, NY @ Jones Beach August 10 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Banks Arts Center August 12 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center August 13 - Saratoga, NY @ SPAC August 20 - Victoria, BC @ Victoria Arena August 22 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center August 23 - Calgary, AB @ Calgary Stampede Corral August 25 - Seattle, WA @ Gorge Download Fest August 26 - Portland, OR @ KUFO Festival August 28 - Atlanta, GA @ Hi Fi Buys August 29 - West Palm, FL @ Sound Advice Amp August 30 - Tampa, FL @ Ford Amp September 1 - Houston, TX @ Woodlands September 2 - Dallas, TX @ Nokia Amp September 3 - Austin, TX @ Backyard September 5 - Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa September 7 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless September 8 - San Diego, CA @ Coors Amp
Incubus will begin their North American tour in Vancouver, BC on January 5th. Confirmed dates are as follows: January 5th in Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre January 6th in Seattle, WA @ The Paramount January 7th in Portland, OR @ Roseland January 9th in San Francisco, CA @ Warfield January 12th in San Diego, CA @ SOMA January 13th in Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock January 15th in Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee January 17th in Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room January 18th in Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa January 19th in Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre January 21st in New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues January 22nd in Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock January 23rd in Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle January 25th in Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues January 26th in Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club January 29th in Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory January 30th in Boston, MA @ Avalon January 31st in New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom February 2nd in Detroit, MI @ State Theatre February 3rd in Cleveland, OH @ Agora February 4th in Toronto, ON @ Koolhaus February 6th in Chicago, IL @ Riviera February 7th in Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre February 8th in Denver, Co @ Fillmore February 11th in Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern